Internet Explorer 8 beta released for testing

The MIX 2008 conference is this week and Microsoft is showing off some of their latest tools. One of these is the much anticipated and discussed Internet Explorer 8 browser. It’s important to remember that this is still a beta 1 release and is much better than the IE7 beta 1. This one actually has […]

Yahoo! Music – Easy, semantic, unobtrusive music badges

Let’s say you want to link to a song on the internet. Let’s also say that you want your users to easily listen to that music. Further, let’s say you want people to find and enjoy the music without having JavaScript enabled. Is this asking too much? Yahoo’s Christian Heilmann has been advocating layered, semantic […]

RNIB releases guidelines for accessible Flash banner ads

The Royal National Institute of Blind People has just released a set of guidelines for building accessible Flash ads. While these are aimed at ads, there’s no reason you can’t use the same guidelines in all of your Flash projects. Provide a text equivalent for the animation. Provide an alternative for the Flash animation Readability […]

Learn more in your spare time with iTunes University

Do you find yourself listening to your ipod while commuting to work or school? Make that time more productive by subscribing to the feeds in iTunes University. Today’s lecture for me was the Future of the Internet, by Stanford professor Ramesh Johari. I haven’t found any that discuss the nitty gritty of coding, but it […]

Use a content delivery network for dirt cheap

The Yahoo! exceptional performance team has released a series of best practice rules for making your site perform significantly faster. Fortunately, the majority of fixes can be handled by any developer. #2 however seems a bit outside the budget of most developers… until now 2: Use a Content Delivery Network Let’s say you have a […]