The end of
, the beginning of Blink...
The Evolution of the Web, in a Blink
Over the past several years, Mozilla's collection of developer documentation
for its own web browsers has turned into a wiki-editable reference of web standards for developers working with all
browsers, hosting a comprehensive, no-nonsense reference of HTML
, the DOM
, and more
. If you find yourself turning to this reference frequently, dochub
will tell you exactly how many browsers will support that new standard. Still want to use that shiny new standard? Modernizr
will let you detect missing features, and load tiny bits of code
to make old browsers support the latest HTML5 hotness.
and HTML5 Weekly
, run by MetaFilter's own wackybrit
Mozilla's HTML 5 Circus rolls into town.
The emergence of HTML 5 is marked by, among others, emerging browsers (or browser versions). The soon to be released Firefox 4, often delayed, mirrors the slow march to an HTML 5 Flash reduced web. Like others, Mozilla feels the need to sell HTML 5. We also have Chrome Experiments
, Canvas Demos
, IE HTML 5 demos
and Never Mind the Bullets
, and Apple's (warning: sniffer protected) HTML 5
showcase. [more inside]
requires users to install Frame in order to get the benefits of CSS3 support (among other things). CSS3 Progressive Internet Explorer aims to bring support for CSS3 in IE versions 6 through 8 via a server side script. It's early days for the extent of supported properties but there are more to come. If it's ultimately functional and useful long term remains to be seen.
Internet Explorer 9 will support the CANVAS tag
, making support for the tag ubiquitous across major browsers.
January 14th marks the 4th birthday of jQuery
and also the release of jQuery 1.4
the jQuery team has created the 14 Days of jQuery
site, which will be updated each day with a new announcement or release. There’s also prizes
to be had for the coolest use of jQuery.
The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web.
Robert Bringhurt's undisputed bible of typography
until now has been limited to print design. This site, a work in progress, presents his principles one at a time, and explains how to follow them as a web designer using HTML and CSS.
U.S. Patent 6,304,886,
from the fine folks at IBM. "The tool comprises a plurality of pre-stored templates, comprising HTML formatting code, text, fields and formulas." (Via Scripting News
ding-dong, html is dead.
the w3c finally approved the xhtml spec
. it'll be interesting to see the chaos that html4, xml w/ css, & xhtml create in the coming months.
Yet another reason why HTML email sucks.
WebTV should limit incoming messages to plain text only, or at least let users turn off HTML rendering in their mail clients.