MovableBlog: Saturday Night Links
April 5, 2003
Time to clear Bookmarks and Favorites again.
- XML isn't so hard for programmers, says Kendall Grant Clark
a:active. See the Animated Button near the bottom for what I'm talking about. I'll leave creating buttons in pure CSS to the experts.
- Styling the abbr tag: one day I'll figure out where I've misused the
acronymtag in this weblog and correct it. [via Roland] Related: acronym vs. abbr
- Blazing Trails with RSS: "The number of days in the feed is configurable in my weblogging software so if I wanted more days in the feed I can have them." The number of past entries that aggregator software holds onto is also configurable. Minor quibble though: he comes up with the idea of RSS trails. The web is a non-linear trail, and it's always interesting to see the paths people take to find information.
- Design for Small Screens by Marc Rettig [PDF: "What would a student want his personal device to do, and how, if it was going to be a valuable part of campus life? To find out, give him a block of wood, tell him it's his dream device, and follow him around for a day."
- Improving Web Page Revisitation: Analysis, Design and Evaluation by Andy Cockburn et. al: "The behaviour characterisation shows that revisitation is a dominant activity, with an average of four out of five page visits being to previously seen pages. It also shows that the Back button is heavily used, but poorly understood."
- Netscape DevEdge Redesigns As Standards Showcase by Eric Meyer and Susie Wyshak: "In some ways, what we're doing here is an attempt to have our developer site be a cutting-edge example of what can (and can't) be done with clean markup and CSS-driven layout."
- Beyond HTML: Web Accessibility for the 20th Century by Kynn Bartlett: "Rather than being afraid of future advances and their potential to shut out audiences with special needs, we should embrace the concepts of the 21st Century Web, employing them to their fullest to ensure accessibility for everyone."
- PHP and XML in the same page: this came in handy when I created an RSS feed which is dynamically generated from the latest post of three of my weblogs, each with their own installation of MT. More on that later.
- RSS New W3C Patents Policy DotGNU Project: " DotGNU will use a decentralized paradigm: No single company, server or entity will control authorization."