- Using Google as a Top 10 List – The Power of SEO
A cute demonstration proving that search engine optimization is not dead. Unfortunately, all the attention has broken the demo, but for awhile at least this SEO pro was able to grab the top 5 search terms on Google in the desired order.
- jQuery 1.0
- Web 2.0 Patterns
A brief account of the goings-on at a “Web 2.0 Patterns” workshop organized by Tim O’Reilly to expand on the conclusions of his “What is Web 2.0″ paper. The list of Web 2.0 “values” they produced is nice enough, but I look forward to more detail.
- 17 MS Office Killers
An entertaining comparative review of the main web-based “Office killers”.
- Processing 1.0 (BETA)
An open source programming language and environment specialized for producing animation and sound. The current implementation produces Java applets, but it’s simple enough for programming novices. Feels like Logo for the 21st century.
- Pageviews are Obsolete
Odeo CEO and Pyra/Blogger co-founder Evan Williams provides this analysis of the dwindling usefulness of page view statistics in measuring the importance of web sites. Williams suggests time spent, or attention, as a potentially meaninful metric.
- Firefox 2 for developers
A summary of all the new developer features coming in Firefox 2, with links to more detailed information.
- Creating a Style-Guide for your site
A neat idea for managing CSS code bloat. Produce an HTML page that demonstrates each of the CSS style elements in use on your site as a reference for future maintenance and modification.
- The Real Reason Designers Don’t Contribute To Open Source
Justin Palmer’s amusingly accurate account of what usually happens when a designer (read: non-programmer) attempts to contribute to an open source project. Might explain the relative ugliness of most open source software.
- Minor YUI Release Today
A minor bugfix release of the Yahoo! User Interface library comes in tandem with extensive updates to the lovely, YUI Cheat Sheets in PDF format.