Zeldman and Ethan Marcotte on the future of the web

Posted by: csschops on Apr 11, 2010 | No Comments

Source: Zeldman and Ethan Marcotte on the future of the web

(Another) great interview from Paul Boag:

A lot of people are stuck with IE6. All that stuff is true. And in those environments where you know you have a lot of users with IE6, then you know that pixel-based text is out of the question. I just want to stand in; I’m all for usability and the user and all that, but I just want to say a word for the designers for a minute. There are limitations in every medium, this is true. What a designer of a book can say, I’m going to have this be 15 point and this be 12 point, and there’s a mathematical relation between them, and it’s very controllable and I know what the user is going to see. And they can control the leading, and the margins, and everything else, so that there’s this beautiful, underlining, horizontal and vertical grid, and the page feels pleasing, it’s pleasing to look at and it’s easy to read. There’s no reason, because I refuse to let pixels be magnified because of a stupid wrong decision that Microsoft made 12 years ago that we have to jump through our own anuses, and still only approximate the results we want to get. I think it’s ludicrous. When there are so many other browsers out there, and when IE itself is transitioning to the same thing. I think that now that page zoom is out there, and it’s out there in IE8, it’s out there in IE7, I think it’s okay.

Wish just once he’d say something I could disagree with.

When can I use…

Posted by: csschops on Apr 11, 2010 | No Comments

Source: http://caniuse.com/

Compatibility tables for features in HTML5, CSS3, SVG and other upcoming web technologies.

Great work.

More foldness

Posted by: csschops on Apr 11, 2010 | No Comments

Source: More foldness

While I remember.

A big-assed post about Fireworks

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Source: http://hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/a-big-assed-post-about-fireworks

Jon Hicks explores alternatives to Fireworks

Scrolling and Attention

Posted by: csschops on Apr 11, 2010 | No Comments

Source: http://www.useit.com/alertbox/scrolling-attention.html

Jakob Nielsen with more data on the ‘fold’ argument.

UC Berkeley researchers teach PR2 robot to fold towels

Posted by: csschops on Apr 5, 2010 | No Comments

via www.engadget.com:

My wife needs to watch this.

cufon font embedding

Posted by: csschops on Apr 5, 2010 | No Comments

Source: http://cameronmoll.com/archives/2009/03/cufon_font_embedding/

Had forgotton about this excellent post on cufon font embedding. Worth a re-read.

relpost

Posted by: csschops on Apr 2, 2010 | No Comments

Source: http://www.relpost.com/

Relpost diggs deep to bring you fresh content from the hottest web designers and the coolest blogs serving you juicy, related goodness.

Mmmm nice.