- Firebug for iPhone
- Building a desktop application with Ext, AIR, Aptana and Red Bull
A proof of concept ends up producing quite a polished result: a desktop-like to-do list application that will run either in the browser (with Google Gears offline storage) or on the desktop (with Adobe’s AIR).
A cute online tool that will rotate plain Unicode text 180° (upside down). The result is not exactly accessible, but it is impressive.
- jQuery 1.1.3: 800%+ Faster, still 20KB
jQuery keeps getting better with a massive speed boost. A smattering of new features, a revamped animation system, and a rewritten events subsystem round out this update. Also in this announcement: jQuery UI, a new drag & drop library for jQuery.
- HTML Purifier – Filter your HTML the standards-compliant way!
HTML Purifier is an impressive PHP library for filtering HTML user input against XSS attacks and to ensure standards compliant output.
- Web App Autopsy
A look inside four web application startups at different stages in their lifecycle. Compares them in terms of lines of code, daily support requests, conversion rates, average revenue per customer, and best/worth month of the year.
- Zend Framework
The first production release of the official PHP framework is now available! If you’re in the initial stages of a PHP project, you could do a lot worse than adopting this framework for the foundations.
- Project Zero
IBM has launched Project Zero, a closed-source framework and Eclipse-based IDE for agile web applications in PHP and Groovy with an emphasis on REST architecture. The documentation is very beginner-unfriendly, but maybe a project to watch.
- What is the CSS Working Group Doing?
An informative—if not particularly encouraging—post from the W3C CSS Working Group that attempts to answer many of the criticisms levelled at the group recently.
- GPLv3 and LGPLv3 have been released!
The Free Software Foundation has released the final text of both the GNU General Public License v3 and the GNU Lesser GPL v3. The main differences are in allowing users to modify software for private use, and freeing developers from software patents.
- Planet I18n
The W3C’s Internationalization Activity Lead Richard Ishida has created an aggregator for blog posts related to Internationalization.
- London 2012 Olympics branding film causes epileptic seizures
As if the story surrounding the London 2012 Olympics logo and branding weren’t twisted enough, we now have reports of members of the public suffering epileptic seizures after viewing a promotional film posted on the Games’ web site.
- Mashing up microformats
From Jeremy Keith, a fascinating look at how multiple microformats may be combined in overlapping code to enable a single piece of HTML content to express more than one semantic data structure.
- Memory Leaks: Gone!
- WYMeditor 0.4 beta released
WYMeditor, the web-based What You See Is What You Mean XHTML editor now has improved XHTML code cleanup abilities thanks to a built-in XHTML parser. Also now includes a CSS parser used for configuring available styles.
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