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Friday, April 20, 2001

XSLT advice from IBM.com: Improve your XSLT coding five ways. [via kumo, which has a plethora of good web dev links]

Wednesday, April 18, 2001

From XML.com: Top 10 Interview Questions When Hiring XML Developers. [Via massless]
Chris Nott just unleashed The 1k DHTML API, for all your 5k contest DHTML needs. (If you have joined the5k.org, you can read his description of it here.)
An interesting and informative read: Talking About Mozilla, by Jon Udell.
I didn't know that Yahoo was in domain name registration business.
From the mind of Eric Meyer: SelectORacle, English translations of CSS2 selectors. "You've always wanted to know what makes those line-noise posers tick-- now you can."

Tuesday, April 17, 2001

I keep forgetting that one of the reasons I did this redesign with two columns was so that I would have more freedom to post any and all internet related links here in the online weblog section. However, because of all the joking around about copyright and stealing links, I have been a little shy lately. No more! I shall be stealing links in great quantity, starting... now! A history of javascript by Steven Champeon: JavaScript: How Did We Get Here. [I forget where I first saw this one]
The king of proprietary extensions, IE has a very useful feature which allows you to set CSS attribute values to "expressions" which are calculated on the fly. Here is a decent article on the subject, and here are some relevant pages from Microsoft:
On a tip from a new reader I went searching for listings of Mozilla propietary CSS extensions and I found this post from David Baron to the www-style group which has some useful information in it.

Monday, April 16, 2001

One Project:
One Project is a commitment from some of the leading web developers of today to deliver high class templates and graphics at affordable prices to the web development community
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Our objective is to allow you to become unglued from traditional concepts of web design. No longer will you be restricted to utilizing plain solid colors or tiled backgrounds, instead you can present web pages that are not only graphically beautiful, but also utilize the latest coding techniques, with a heavy empasis on interactivity. From complete 3D animated backgrounds, to the more abstract designs such as the one presented here, we intend taking you on a journey, from which you may never return.
Unfortunately, the One Project site not only suffers from silly copy, but also from horribly overdone DHTML that doesn't even seem to work in my browsers of choice (IE5.5 PC and IE5 Mac). Bad DHTML is worse than bad Flash by a long shot.

Sunday, April 15, 2001

Wow: Blogger/Trellix Press Release.
Trellix Corp., the leading provider of web site publishing software and managed hosting services to top Internet destination sites and small business providers, today announced the licensing of Pyra Labs' market-leading Blogger web logging technology.
I only wish Meg et al. could be around to share in this.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2001

Well, the Edgewise conference has been postponed due to low registration numbers. I was scheduled to be on a panel discussing the future of web technology with Veen, Meyer, and Zeldman, 3 people for whom I have great respect, so I am a bit disappointed. Plus, I was really looking forward to attending the rest of the conference, which featured some great speakers. I am growing weary of opportunities and possibilities blowing away in the wind.

Perhaps I should take a lesson from the zen wisdom of Mickey Rivers:
I don't get upset over things I can't control, because if I can't control them there's no use getting upset. And I don't get upset over the things I can control, because if I can control them there's no use in getting upset.
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