- Upcoming CSS3 support in Opera
Just when I’d given up hope on CSS 3, Opera insider David Storey posts this run-down on the features that are up and running in their current internal build. It’s mainly selectors at this stage, but support for CSS2’s text-shadow makes up for that!
- WordPress 2.1 Ella
WordPress 2.1 is out. The most visible improvements center around the WYSIWYG writing experience, but the added goodness is baked right through.
- Seven accessibility mistakes you don’t want to make
SitePoint pal Roger Johansson gives a great summary of this two-part article series from Digital Web, offering up advice for web development shops struggling to meet accessibility standards in real-world projects.
- HTML Standards Process Returning from the Grave
The Safari development team chimes in with detailed feedback on the proposed charters for the W3C’s new HTML working groups. Dan Connolly of the W3C responds in the comments to this post.
- Practical, Entry-Level Web Accessibility
Work with developers who don’t know a thing about web accessibility? Point them at this article. Free of hand-wavy notions and idealism, it offers up ten solid things the accessibility newbie can do to improve a site.
- jQuery Birthday: 1.1, New Site, New Docs
- Attribute nightmare in IE
- Riding Rails: Rails 1.2: REST admiration, HTTP lovefest, and UTF-8 celebrations
After much wailing and gnashing of teeth (especially SitePoint’s editors, as they put the finishing touches on our Ruby on Rails book), Ruby on Rails 1.2 is out. For me, the biggest improvement is UTF-8 text support, but pick your own favourite feature.
- The story of XMLHTTP
Alex Hopmann is the man who invented XMLHTTP, the proprietary Internet Explorer feature that makes Ajax possible today. Having recently left Microsoft, he has taken the opportunity to write a memoir of how XMLHTTP came to be.
- ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Released
Microsoft shipped the official release of its Ajax extensions for ASP.NET (aka “Atlas”). Nothing much new if you’ve been following the pre-release versions, but if you’ve been waiting for that 1.0-blessed release, now’s the time to try it!
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