Is IE9 a modern browser?

Posted by: csschops on May 30, 2011 | No Comments

Source: http://people.mozilla.com/~prouget/ie9/

Mozilla’s proclamation to Microsoft.

Type study: An all CSS button

Posted by: csschops on May 30, 2011 | No Comments

Source:http://blog.typekit.com/2011/02/10/type-study-an-all-css-button/

Nice article from Dan Cederholm on an all-CSS/web fonts button.

CSS3 for Web Designers

CSS3 for Web Designers

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Source:http://www.abookapart.com/products/css3-for-web-designers

Another excellent book from Dan Cederholm.

From advanced selectors to generated content to the triumphant return of web fonts, and from gradients, shadows, and rounded corners to full-blown animations, CSS3 is a universe of creative possibilities. No one can better guide you through these galaxies than world-renowned designer, author, and CSS superstar Dan Cederholm. Learn what works, how it works, and how to work around browsers where it doesn’t work.

Media Queries

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Source:http://mediaqueri.es/

A collection of responsive web designs.

In its essence a media query consists of a media type and an expression to check for certain conditions of a particular media feature. The most commonly used media feature is width.

By restricting CSS rules to a certain width of the device displaying a web page, one can tailor the page’s representation to devices (i.e. smartphones, tablets, netbooks, and desktops) with varying screen resolution.

Web standards sherpa

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Source: http://WebStandardsSherpa.com.

The goal of WebStandardsSherpa.com is to provide web professionals the opportunity to receive feedback, glean advice and learn best practices from experts in the field to help them improve the quality of their own work.

Treebot Learns to Autonomously Climb Trees

Posted by: csschops on May 29, 2011 | No Comments

Link: Treebot

Am I the only one freaked out by this?

Area-51 1963 cover up crash pictures declassified

Posted by: csschops on May 26, 2011 | No Comments

Link: National Geographic Area 51

“CIA records managers review [information requests] case-by-case to determine whether the information sought is still sensitive on national-security grounds. In their judgment, the photos of the 1963 crash no longer are, and so they were declassified and released,” Robarge told National Geographic News.

Robot swarms

Posted by: csschops on May 26, 2011 | No Comments

Link: robot-quadrocopters.

For a number of reasons, robot swarms may be a more efficient tool for many tasks–starting with the fact that a big enough swarm can lift very heavy objects

Yes. Ray Guns for starters.

All watched over by machines of loving grace

Posted by: csschops on May 24, 2011 | No Comments

Carmen Hermosillo:

It is fashionable to suggest that cyberspace is some island of the blessed where people are free to indulge and express their individuality. This is not true. I have seen many people spill their guts on-line, and I did so myself until, at last, I began to see that I had commodified myself. Commodification means that you turn something into a product which has a money-value. In the nineteenth century, commodities were made in factories, which Karl Marx called “the means of production.” Capitalists were people who owned the means of production, and the commodities were made by workers who were mostly exploited. I created my interior thoughts as a means of production for the corporation that owned the board I was posting to, and that commodity was being sold to other commodity/consumer entities as entertainment. That means that I sold my soul like a tennis shoe and I derived no profit from the sale of my soul.

Adam Curtis is one of finest documentary makers in the world today. Read an extended article ‘Adam Curtis: Have computers taken away our power?
The Guardian, Friday 6 May 2011.