FLORWAX – Mobile 2.0?

I sat next to Adrian Cockcraft on the plane up to San Jose yesterday. He just finished the ETech conference in San Diego. He told me about his concept of bringing the Web 2.0 infrastructure to mobile appliances with some consistency. FLORWAX uses flash with AJAX like behaviors built on the Ruby on Rails platform.… Continue Reading FLORWAX – Mobile 2.0?

Should a web site open pdf files in a new window?

A few years ago, I was visiting some friends in Paris. One is a fairly conservative priest and the other a socialist teacher. I asked them a seemingly innocent question: What’s the deal with Robespierre? Why do people feel so strongly one way or another about him? I had just begun learning about the French… Continue Reading Should a web site open pdf files in a new window?

Attribute selectors to provide language information

Attribute Selectors for International Web Sites Sébastien Guillon, recently wrote a post about using the CSS2 attribute selector and content rule to let visitors know what to expect when clicking on a link to an international web site. Inspired by his approach, I’ve simplified some of the code and added background images to represent the… Continue Reading Attribute selectors to provide language information