Dive into HTML5 should be everyone’s intro to the standard

I just found out about the Dive Into HTML5 tutorial. It’s downright amazing. I wish all specs were so carefully described. Don’t miss the first chapter on the history of standards creation. It gives you a good understanding of why the HTML standards are quirky and why HTML5 is progressing the way it is. I […]

New Yahoo! BOSS Hacks web site

There’s a lot of information about Yahoo! Boss on the official site: Yahoo! Developer Network. However there is still a need for a more informal portal for quick reviews of BOSS-based mashups, helpful hints, techniques, and upcoming events. BOSS Hacks is an unofficial Yahoo! BOSS Site that does exactly that. I started it last week […]

Yahoo! Boss now features keywords and more language support

The Yahoo! Developer Network blog just published a blog post with new Boss features: Yahoo! Search BOSS Releases Key Terms. There are a few key details in this article. Key terms are now available: Each result now includes the keyterms Yahoo’s search index has assigned to the web page. This is the same information Yahoo! […]

Yahoo Search Monkey in Paris

The Yahoo! Developer Network recently held an event in Paris to introduce SearchMonkey to local developers. I was on hand to help discuss microformats. I’ve got a brief write up of the event on the YDN blog: SearchMonkey in Paris. SearchMonkey SearchMonkey allows developers to create enhanced search result presentations for a web site. These […]

Storyboard your DHTML interactions

Bill Scott gave an interesting lecture today at Yahoo! about AJAX design patterns. He explained how good AJAX designs keep the user’s attention on the page, remove roadblocks, and increase stickiness to a site. Patterns of successful AJAX behaviors are beginning to appear (Netflix, 37Signals, Yahoo!). There are subtle, and sometimes not so subtle, changes […]