- Memory Leak Patterns in Internet Explorer
- JSON, Ajax, and UTF8
A nice summary of how to implement JSON data transfer from the client to the server in PHP AJAX web applciatons.
- Flash Document Class
Until ActionScript 3.0 in Flash 9 becomes widely available, this is a useful technique for customizing the class used to represent the root of a Flash movie while requiring a minimum of code (only one line, in fact) in the FLA.
- Bot Obedience: Herding Googlebot
A nice run-down of the tools that are at your disposal for controlling how Googlebot indexes the pages on your site.
- Get started with Ruby on Rails in less than 5 minutes
Matt Griffith shows off InstantRails in a screencast. InstantRails lets you run Ruby on Rails (incl. Apache and MySQL) on Windows by unzipping a file and running the included program. Uninstalling is as simple as deleting the directory.
- OmniPeek Personal
A very nice network analysis, monitoring, and troubleshooting tool for Windows, free for personal use.
- 50 Redesigns from Scratch
Web Design from Scratch is redesigning 50 real web site home pages from scratch. The before and after results (along with copious design notes) will be published as a free PDF and a glossy book. The two preview redesigns are worth a read.
- RailsConf 2006 Keynote Series
The keynote presentations for RailsConf 2006 are being made available for free online streaming, and eventually download. Synchronized slide display is also on its way.
- Web API authentication for mashups
Julien Couvreur dissects and explains what little is known about Yahoo!’s upcoming browser-based authentication technology for enabling secure cross-domain access to services within AJAX applications.
A proposed specification for using JSON as an RPC protocol with similar scope to XML-RPC. A Python implementation is provided.
- CSS Filters (CSS Hacks)
An impressive matrix of known CSS hacks showing which browsers will respond to each. We don’t recommend CSS hacks, but occasionally they can be useful.
- Five Rules for Great Websites
Some general, but inspiring tips on building a web site that will drive your business forward — not hold it back.
- YUI Library Release 0.11: A Host of Enhancements and a New Logger Control
Yahoo! pushes out another update to the Yahoo! User Interface Library, including color animation features, improved drag & drop performance, documentation for object inheritance, support for AJAX file uploads, and a new Logger control.