- RESTful Rails Development PDF Released
A free 30 page PDF primer on building Rails applications using REST. The English is pretty patchy given it has been translated from German, but some of the examples are great. (thanks, mattymcg)
- Find A Domain Name You Want To Show Off
A list of tools to help you find a great domain name. (thanks, SRTech)
- Em Calculator
A handy tool for calculating font-size values in ems to achieve desired sizes in pixels at the browser’s default font size. Offers a nice, visual way to factor in the effects of inheritance. (thanks, bsytko)
- iText 2 released!
iText, the powerful, free, and open source Java library for manipulating and generating PDF documents has just announced its 2.0 release. This version adds support for a number of Acrobat 8 features, and removes a number of obsolete classes and methods.
- Ajax Form Validation Using Spring and DWR
Client-side validation can drastically improve your forms, but it can lead you to write twice as much validation code. This article shows how to use the DWR Ajax library to use the same server-side code for client- and server-side validation.
- jQuery is OpenAjax Compliant
- Debug flash with Firebug
A neat little ActionScript library that lets you output debug messages from your Flash movies directly to the FireBug console in Firefox. (thanks, andrewk)
- New CSS properties in Safari
A quick round-up of some of the new CSS properties that are supported in current nightly builds of Webkit. Text strokes, box shadows, and multi-column layouts are all looking to appear in the next major release of Safari!
- jQuery and Jack Slocum’s Ext
- YUI Version 2.2.0 Released
A massive update to the Yahoo! UI Library: experimental Back/Forward button history management, a DataTable Control for adding interactive features to HTML data tables, a Button Control for creating rich, consistent button controls, and lots more.
- Regular Expression Matching Can Be Simple And Fast
- Pipes: Rewire the web
Yahoo! launches a service that allows users to interactively create ad hoc feeds by combining sources of information including web content, existing feeds, and more. Undeniably useful, but inherently difficult to explain to the layperson.
- Ultimate htaccess Article
An amazingly comprehensive collection of practical examples of what you can do in an Apache .htaccess file.
- CSS Speech Bubbles
Based on clean, valid code and standard CSS, this method for generating speech bubbles is ideal for styling comments.
- dojo.query: A CSS Query Engine For Dojo
- Dojo 0.4.2 and beyond
- Graceful Degradation & Progressive Enhancement
SitePoint regular Tommy Olsson discusses the fundamental differences between Graceful Degradation (designing hi-fi first and then adding in fallbacks) and Progressive Enhancement (start compatible and add hi-fi features unobtrusively).
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