- +1.5 Years: Where Are We Now?
The Dojo Toolkit’s Alex Russell notes the amount of time that has passed since IE7 was released, and how little has been said by Microsoft about IE.Next. Is Microsoft working on something amazing in secret, or is IE at risk of renewed stagnation?
- Screen Shots And Feature Overview of Delicious 2.0 Preview
Like the SitePoint Design Contests, Delicious (formerly del.icio.us) is launching a complete re-write of the service to improve the scalability and agility of the system. A complete rewrite means a complete redesign, however, with plenty of new features!
- Mobile Usability Tips #1 – Registration and Login
The first in a series of tips on enhancing the usability of mobile web sites, this brief article provides hints on how to design usable registration and login forms for mobile web sites.
- WordPress 2.2.3
WordPress 2.2.3 contains an important security fix. Upgrade your installation immediately.
- Rainbow Hash Cracking
An eye-opening peek into the password cracking technique of Rainbow Hashes, which in a recent test was able to crack the password “Fgpyyih804423″ in 160 seconds. The good news is there are simple things you can do to guard against this kind of attack.
(tags: security )
- WYMeditor 0.4 released
- Why we need standards support in HTML email
This call to action from Campaign Monitor, the experts in standards-compliant HTML email (or as close as it is possible to achieve these days), builds a case for HTML and CSS standards compliance in email clients, and asks you to help make it happen.
- Help us form a baseline for standards support
The Campaign Monitor folks begin the process of encouraging widespread standards support for HTML email by developing a baseline list of features that we should be helping email client developers to support.
- Holy Komodo!
- jQuery 1.2: jQuery.extend(“Awesome”)
- BEA and Adobe Form Enterprise Partnership
In enterprise news, BEA will bundle Adobe® Flex™ Builder™ 2 with BEA Workshop™ Studio. In return, Adobe will distribute evaluation licenses of BEA Weblogic Server with Adobe LiveCycle® Enterprise Suite (ES).
- Sun/Microsoft Announcement
In a break from long tradition, Sun will offer Windows Server OEM licenses to run on Sun x64 server hardware. It will be interesting to see if (and how) this will affect the Solaris market.
- The name riddle
A solid piece on how to design forms to prompt users for their name. This sounds simple, but the form of names—and how they should be used—varies wildly in different parts of the world.
- Can the alt attribute be omitted without hurting accessibility?
Roger Johansson provides an excellent summary of discussion within the HTML 5 working group about the fate of the alt attribute.
- Social Networks And Group Formation
A fascinating article about the structures of online social networking. It turns out they very much mirror the patterns of real-world social networks, which were described as far back as the 1940s.
(tags: socialnetworks )
- User Testing footage of header/id combinations, @summary and @longdesc
Controversy surrounding HTML table markup within the HTML 5 Working Group continues. These user testing videos not only seeks to settle the argument, but makes fascinating viewing if you haven’t a seen screen reader in use by an experienced user.
- Styling File Inputs with CSS and the DOM
- The Browser.Next List
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