- Pimpin’ Products Ain’t Easy
Amy Hoy demonstrates how to put your product’s best foot forward on the Web, and points out some common mis-steps you should aim to avoid. (thanks gnarly)
- The No Shit Guide To Supporting OpenID In Your Applications
Dan Webb: “With this post I’m going to blast through the absolute essentials you need to get started…” (thanks gnarly)
- Instruct Search Engines to come back to site after you finish working on it
Shows how to send a 503 (Network Unavailable) error to search engines while you are making modifications to your site. (thanks apachedude)
- How To Install Internet Explorer On Ubuntu (Feisty Fawn, Edgy Eft And Dapper Drake)
A straightforward walkthrough demonstrating how to set up IE 5.0, 5.5, and 6.0 under Ubuntu Linux using WINE and the IEs4Linux package. (thanks jamesbooker)
- tapefailure > record. review. revise.
tapefailure lets you record your users’ browsing sessions and play them back, just like a tape, as well as view numerous useful statistics about your users. (thanks geekylucas)
- Rediscovering the Button Element
Many designers are unaware of the HTML button element, which lets you create form buttons with HTML content. Kevin Hale demonstrates how he used this to create stylish buttons for the recently-launched Wufoo online form designer. (thanks geekylucas)
- Call for Review: Updated WCAG 2.0 Working Draft
The Last Call Working Draft of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 got harsh reviews last year. The W3C is now seeking comments on an updated working draft that takes into account all that feedback. The summary of changes is a nice, quick read.
- Create your own sIFR Flash File(s)
- phpBB3 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) released
The phpBB team has announced the first release candidate of the long-awaited phpBB3 web forum software. New features include full Unicode support, file attachments, caching, and much, much more.
- Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar – Get it Now!
Microsoft has released the finished Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar. Still greatly lacking compared to Firefox-based alternatives like Firebug, but when you need to diagnose an IE issue, you’ll want this installed.
- Dojo 0.9 Update: M2
The latest pre-beta release of Dojo 0.9 marks availability of Dijit, Dojo’s revamped widget engine. The library has also received a serious trim, resulting in reduced file sizes and swifter performance.
- Web Directions South 2007
The flagship annual web industry conference of the southern hemisphere has opened its doors for 2007 registrations. Although it will not feature a SitePoint-sponsored bash this year, it still looks like it will be an inspiring and exciting event!
- Jakarta POI – Java API To Access Microsoft Format Files
Version 3.0 of Jakarta POI has been released. This library provides a free, open source, cross-platform Java API for reading and writing Microsoft Excel documents.
- Overcoming Objections to Accessibility
An excellent run-down of the common arguments against accessibility (and paying extra for accessible web design), and some ideas of how to overcome those objections.
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