Crikey – three blog posts in one week! On the styling of forms, SxSW First Timer’s Guide and now this. I need a lie-down.
NEWT, HTML5, blahblah
- The impending crisis that is Windows XP and IE 8
- 2012 into 2013: web standards in perspective – by Chris Mills, with contributions from web illumimati. And me.
- Is the current definition of the article element in HTML useful? – discussion kicked off by Steve Faulkner on marking up comments, how it sounds in screenreaders etc.
- The Accessibility project – A community-driven effort to make web accessibility easier (with contributions by Yours Truly)
- Internet Users Demand Less Interactivity ‘We Just Want To Visit Websites And Look At Them,’ Users Say. Excellent usabilty advice, from the Onion
- Front-end performance for web designers and front-end developers – very good post from @csswizardry
- EcmaScript 6 – My Favorite Things
- Carousels – are content strategy compromise, usability and accessibility nastiness, and design twattery
- Accessibility Priority Tool – a “mechanism for helping web content developers and organisations identify and correct issues that could reduce the ability of some people to access web content” by the Russell Crowe of accessibility, Roger Hudson
- Design process is a myth – “Bad product design is fixed by hiring good designers not by adopting a better design process.”
- My Top 10 Sublime Text Plugins
- Comprehensive list of -o- prefixes and -webkit- aliases in Opera
- Microsoft goes its own way with Web audio/video spec, despite W3C rebuff – yay interop!
- Simplequiz #7: Pinterest leads to a good discussion of what <figure> element is for (HTML5Doctor.com)
- The Skinny on BackboneJS
- Five things you can do to make #HTML5 perform better by Chris Heilmann
- Five Mobile Marketing Trends For 2013 (from some synergy-leveragers rather than tech people)
- The Large Hadron Collider will produce roughly 15 petabytes (15 million gigabytes) of data annually (source); in the month of December 2012, Opera Mini served more than 143 billion pages and compressed over 12 petabytes of data. Smartphones now 32% of all Opera’s mobile users. Compared to Dec 2011, Opera Mini and Mobile use grew 30%.
- The Future of Identity – UK govt report on what hyper-connectivity means for the concept of Identity in next 10 years
- I Support the WebKit Monoculture
- Apple Forced Google’s Hand On Android – “By seeking to holistically control the customer experience, Apple has simply ensured that the majority of the market will, in fact, get that experience … from Google.”
- Microsoft fails to notice the death of the PC, posts record revenue figures instead – “Windows Division once more becomes the company’s biggest money-maker.”
- Actual Facebook Graph Searches New FB search makes it easy to find “Islamic men interested in men who live in Tehran, Iran”
- Social media is a giant scam – “You are an arrogant, entitled scumbag. Stop claiming you’re a voice for the downtrodden, fighting in the name of fairness. You’re an asshole, plain and simple. And people like you have turned the entire world of social media into a giant scam.”
- Inventor Sir Tim Berners Lee predicts dynamic web future – Timbo bigs up HTML5, defends the Open web platform, decries gvt control, discusses Street View & privacy
- First computer porn from 1956
- Catholic hospital argues fetuses aren’t people, to avoid wrongful death suit
- The fascinating story of the photo of Private Mary Greyeyes first native woman in the Canadian Women’s Army Corp
- Archaic numbering systems of the Lakeland dales