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Inspire the web with just 10K

10k Apart — Fond memories of the 5K Awards resurface with this modern spin on the idea. It’s time to get back to basics — back to optimizing every little byte like your life depends on it. Your challenge? Build a web app in less than 10 kilobytes.
posted by netbros on Aug 2, 2010 - 29 comments

Regaining Your Balance

"Web professionals are often expected to be “always on”—always working, absorbing information, and honing new skills. Unless our work and personal lives are carefully balanced, however, the physical and mental effects of an "always on" life can be debilitating." Burnout: Running On Empty [more inside]
posted by netbros on May 27, 2009 - 56 comments

X-IE-VERSION-FREEZE

It slipped through the cracks on my radar, but apparently the IE8 team has met with some web standards gurus and decided that in order to move forward with full standards compliance (and support the known quirks of IE6/7 for corporate intranets), a new "version targeting" system should be put in place. Other browser vendors are not amused. Should IE just give up? [more inside]
posted by revmitcz on Feb 1, 2008 - 107 comments

So what is web design?

Jeffrey Zeldman on what web design is and isn't.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Nov 21, 2007 - 40 comments

No good deed goes unpunished

Dev Articles is the latest in a line of thieves who steal from free publications such as A List Apart, Digital-Web and Boxes and Arrows to pilfer content and make a buck off of other folks' generous efforts. What is wrong with these folks? Dev Articles at least credits the authors (without letting them know... even that their stolen photo is up) but not the publication that provided the edits, formatting and forum to make the article real. And they make the advertising buck. This month alone Nick Finck has had to stop Morpheous from their theft of 7 of his articles (and they claimed authorship!) What is wrong with people?
posted by christina on Jan 20, 2003 - 43 comments

Oh great another "weblogs are stupid and they all suck" article came out, but what I really want to know is: why does the other article running this week at ALA acknowledge that "99% of everything is crap," but the weblog article doesn't? Comparing the cruft at the bottom of weblogs with the 1% best of writers (Ginsberg and Kerouac) seems unfair and pointless. And where are the solutions? Tell everyone to stop? Tell them to write better? What's so hard about ignoring the sites you don't like instead (I do that with most advertising)?
posted by mathowie on Jul 14, 2000 - 96 comments

Cool, cool, cool article

Cool, cool, cool article over at A List Apart. John Allsopp is my new hero . . . whoever he is.
posted by gleemax on Apr 7, 2000 - 1 comment

The article in this week's ALA about the allure of blue and green on the web

The article in this week's ALA about the allure of blue and green on the web should not concern nor cause alarm among the citizens of MetaFilter. MetaFilter is not in league with any corporate entity in a conspiracy to make a profit off your opinions. There are no attempts of gaining your trust with the hidden motive of making you more susceptible to efforts to sell you product here at MetaFilter. Please continue reading. That is all. [heads up from Fairvue]
posted by jason on Jan 29, 2000 - 5 comments

A List Apart announced the winners

A List Apart announced the winners of their design contest. There were no surprises here, when I first heard about the contest, there was one site that came to mind, and they won the grand prize. I was kind of surprised that I had seen all the award winning sites before in my own travels, but hadn't explored much of them. Especially Eneri.net, I had found it a couple months ago, but couldn't handle the long intros and preloads, it seemed grossly overdesigned and I left after seeing two pages and haven't been back since.
posted by mathowie on Jan 22, 2000 - 4 comments

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