- Is your website greenhouse friendly?
The organizers of the Web Directions South conference share their advice for Australian-hosted sites seeking to eliminate their carbon footprint.
- Google Presentations Released
Google has launched the latest in its stable of web-based office applications: Google Presentations. A direct competitor to Microsoft PowerPoint, Presentations is still a simple offering, but may be enough for many less demanding users.
- Facebook investors start $10 million fund for developers
Facebook will be giving away $10 million to developers who submit worthy proposals for Facebook applications—no strings attached!
- Yahoo! Acquires Zimbra
Yahoo! acquires all the coolest companies! The latest (joining Flickr and del.icio.us) is Zimbra, the pioneers of Ajax-powered email. Yahoo! hopes to use Zimbra to break into educational and institutional markets.
- Mozilla tries Firefox recipe with Thunderbird
Mozilla is splitting off a new company to focus on the development of Thunderbird, its open-source, cross-platform desktop email client.
- CSS Grid Positioning Module Level 3
A convincing alternative to the long-promised CSS 3 Advanced Layout module, CSS Grid Positioning has just been released as a public working draft by the W3C. But with critics questioning whether the W3C can finish anything it starts, will it do any good?
- jQuery UI: Interactions and Widgets
- The Times, they are a chaaangin’
After two years of being one of the most notorious paid access sites on the Web, the New York Times has stopped charging for access to the bulk of its content. Could this be the death knell for mass market paid content business models on the Web?
(tags: business )
- Better Connected, Better Results: Alt Text
A clear and concise description of the alt attribute, and how to use it to improve the accessibility of your web site.
- WAI-ARIA in HTML
The Accessible Rich Internat Applications (ARIA) spec specifies roles and states for user interface elements that will enable assistive technologies to make RIAs accessible. This article shows how to include these properties in HTML documents today.
- The longdesc lottery
The latest debate to spring up in the HTML 5 Working Group is over the fate of the longdesc attribute, meant to point to a full description of a complex image. The WHAT-WG’s research shows less than 1% of images that use this attribute do so correctly.
- CSS 3: A Giant Serving Of FAIL
Dojo’s Alex Russell is the latest industry voice to publicly despair at the state of CSS standards development.
- We Are Opening the Social Graph
Six Apart, the company behind LiveJournal and Vox, is working with open standards like hCard, XFN, and FOAF to turn the entire Web into an open social network – something the MySpaces and Facebooks of the world are desperately trying to prevent.
- IBM Releases Office Desktop Software at No Charge to Foster Collaboration and Innovation
IBM has released Lotus Symphony, an IBM-branded variation of the free, open source OpenOffice.org office suite. Yawn.
(tags: opensource )
- WordPress 2.3
The latest version of this popular, open-source, PHP-based blogging platform is now available. WordPress 2.3 “includes native tagging support, plugin update notification, URL handling improvements, and much more,”
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