- Fjax: Just say no
Simon Willison looks at a new “technology” called Fjax, which uses an invisible Flash movie to make AJAX requests instead of the browser’s native XMLHttpRequest object. In short: it is not useful in the least.
- A look at the new Content Referral CPA from Google AdSense
A more in-depth look at the new Cost Per Action (CPA) advertising that Google is testing. These ads will be distributed under a whole new system calle the Content Referral Network, which is separate from the current AdSense CPC network.
A free tool that lets you upload a photo or point to one online and then manipulate it with a range of filters comparable to those you’ll find in any desktop photo retouching application. Preview the effects of your changes online, then download the finished product.
- Jitsu – Rich Web Application Framework
- Introducing Google’s Geocoding Service
Article demonstrating how to use the new geocoding API in Google Maps.
- 9 Ways to Misunderstand Web Standards
This excellent blog post debunks nine web standards myths, such as CSS design automatically improving accessibility over table-based layouts.
- WinFS Update
In an amazing example of corporate spin, Microsoft dances around the truth: WinFS is dead. Certain aspects will be rolled into SQL Server and ADO.NET, but the long-promised relational file system for Windows, originally slated for Windows Vista, then as a free add-on, will never see Beta 2.
- Ten Common CSS Mistakes
A nice run-down of ten common mistakes found in CSS code in the wild.
- IntelliJ IDEA 6.0: GWT support
The forthcoming 6.0 release of the IntelliJ IDEA Java IDE will include built-in support for the Google Web Toolkit (GWT).
- Microsoft Expression Tours & Demos
A series of screencasts showing off Microsoft’s Expression family of products: Graphic Designer, Interactive Designer, and Web Designer. A great way to come to grips with these tools, how they work, and just what they are for.
- Whither WAI and WCAG?
As the period for comments on the Web Content Accessibilit Guidlines 2.0 (WCAG 2) draft draws to a close, Joe Clark sums up the results, takes a closer look at the (mis)management of the WCAG working group, and suggests where to go from here.
- Failed Redesigns III
Another typically entertaining-but-abrastive instalment of Joe Clark’s “Failed Redesigns”, where he calls out sites that have launched brand new versions that fail to meet web standards.