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Any resemblance to a <marquee> is purely coincidental
...and only a year or two behind the trend - good show!
Those of you fearing that the BBC is out of touch as far as the web is concerned need worry no more - the recently-opened-private-beta of the BBC iPlayer is at the cutting edge of interactive design. I mean, just look at the Beta application page: [read more...]
101 Web Design Tips, Tricks & Techniques (Corrie Haffly, Sitepoint)
Photoshop is a deceptive beast. You can use it day in, day out, to the point where you consider yourself an expert – only to discover some basic functionality or keyboard shortcut that you really could have used some months ago. Perhaps it’s just me – but, for instance, having recently discovered that pressing the Tab key hides the menus, I wonder if there are any more nifty tricks that I’m missing out on. [read more...]
A statistical overview of the last 6 months in technology
As a result of assembling technology news articles through news aggregator teXpy, I've got an extensive and well-organised record of the state of technology news coverage dating back to September 2006 - with nearly 100,000 articles and 640,000 keywords associated with those articles, there's a healthy body of data, ripe for analysis. [read more...]
5 tips to help get subscribers, keep subscribers
RSS is an essential part of growing a blog’s audience, and most get the fundamentals right. Some, however, don’t exactly embrace RSS as a medium – and occasionally those who do offer some limited, broken feed that simply isn’t worth subscribing to. Here are some pointers to keep your syndication on track. [read more...]
Fine print, not so fine web
Let’s be honest. Typography and the web do not go hand-in-hand. You’re limited to a choice of about 5 fonts, most of which are cheap knockoffs of ‘proper’ typefaces. You’ve got practically no fine control over kerning or line spacing, and – worst of all – there’s a very good chance that no matter what you do, no matter how hard you try – your type is going to look different on every single browser and operating system. So what is an avid graphic designer-cum-web designer to do when faced with the seemingly insurmountable task of making web type look good? [read more...]
With only one line of code - 61 bytes, to be precise.
Ever wish you could make your friends and family switch away from Internet Explorer? Perhaps the ability to make it spontaneously crash (and I mean totally crash) just by sending them a link might sway them... [read more...]
(Well, technically DHTML. But AJAX sounds cooler)
One thing that any freelance worker or outside consultant needs is a means to track billable hours – i.e. the time spent working. Time management is a critical part of independent working, and there are a plethora of different ways of recording it – from paper sheets to fully integrated expense calculators that run the gamut. I was having trouble finding one that suited my needs – all time tracking software I’ve seen is either too difficult to use, too complex, or not free – so I decided to write my own. [read more...]
The IP rich list - as decided by ARIN, RIPE, et al.
Under IPv4 there are 4,294,967,296 possible IP addresses - each of which may be assigned to a device or computer on the internet. 4 billion addresses equates to slightly less that two thirds of an IP address per person on the planet. As you may imagine, the IP addresses are not distributed evenly around the world - they are assigned to individual countries by Regional Internet Registries such as ARIN and RIPE. We take a look at how that information breaks down per person in each country. [read more...]