Web Standards, innit?
- Sizing Boxes (Back to the Future) – my old chum David Storey looks at the pros and cons of the the CSS box-sizing property (which can coax box widths into behaving in a sensible way.)
- skrollr – Parallax scrolling lib with zero dependencies.
- HTML5 Accessibility Chops: notes on using ARIA by The Mighty Steve Faulkner.
- Raw WebGL 101 — Part 2: a simple shader by Erik Moller – because libraries are for ballet-dancing shandy-sippers.
- Introducing RoboHydra, Opera’s open-source HTTP client test tool. So cool, it makes you wanna get nude and shout “WOOF!”
- Explanation of the Shadow DOM and Web Components, which after my initial scepticism I’m starting to warm to. (Here’s a spec-like textual Introduction to Web Components.)
- Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie on what has happened to Silverlight.
- Music in the Digital Age: Making sense of the commerce & culture of popular music is a pay-what-you-want ebook by Andrew Dubber, Reader in Music Industries Innovation at Birmingham City University.
- Winamp’s woes: how the greatest MP3 player undid itself – 15 years on, Winamp still generates $6 million annually, but mismanagement blunted its llama-whipping.
- Dear Einstein, do scientists pray? A 1936 letter from a Sunday school pupil to Einstein, and his reply.
- The Beatles Never Existed – There was never just one group of 4 individuals calling themselves “The Beatles”. There were multiples of each character performing as “John”, “Paul”, “George” and “Ringo”. They all looked identical to each other except for a few features here and there.
- Fuck Yeah Hotel Hallway – A tribute to the artistry of hotel carpet patterns. Scroll up and down fast and the pictures do weird things to your eyes.
That’s it from me for a few weeks. I’m off to take my mum, uncle, cousin and powdered Grandmother to Cambodia (my Nan had always wanted to visit Angkor Wat so we’re scattering her ashes there). Kisses!