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Facebook Doesn’t Make You Smarter, Rigorous Research Does.

This article was originally posted on evolt.org, an online resource for web developers, maintained by web developers. I have granted evolt.org the right to use this article on their web site, and they are the only entity with the right to reproduce it. Yesterday Mashable.com posted an article titled “Psychologist:…

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Tags: Facebook, rant, social media, Twitter

Google Chrome Turns 1

The Google Chrome blog has announced today that Chrome has officially turned 1 year old. In the regular world of software development, that might not be too long, but Google is quick to point out what they have done in just 1 year (I left their links intact):51 developer releases,…

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Tags: browser, Chrome, Google

Google Chrome Pre-Installed on Sony PCs

Google cut a deal with Sony’s PC division to distribute Chrome as a pre-installed browser on their Vaio PCs. Google claims to be in talks with other computer makers. Google has supposedly discussed distributing Chrome with RealPlayer and is also talking about TV commercials.It looks like Google might be making…

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Tags: browser, Chrome, Google, Sony

Opera 10 Released

Opera 10, the web browser of the niche user, has been released today (on schedule). Among the new features is something called Turbo, which “uses compression technology that provides significant improvements in browsing speeds over limited-bandwidth connections.” I guess this means I should try it at the cafe on those…

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Tags: browser, Opera, standards

‘Superfriends’ Raise HTML5 Concerns

The self-proclaimed ‘Superfriends’ have come out with a positive note supporting HTML5 that is actually a cover letter to their significant concerns over some issues they and others have been raising for quite some time now. Their list of concerns crosses off the issue that’s been raised with the time…

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Tags: html, whatwg

Contribute to HTML5

Listen, if I’m going to start a blog on web development some 15 years after I actually started web development, I really need to accept that all the furor of debating HTML has long since passed me by. But wait – I am proven wrong! In case you are a…

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Tags: html, W3C, whatwg, xhtml

Plug-ins Getting Unplugged from IE

Many of you may already be aware of the Eolas Technologies lawsuit against Microsoft for patent infringement as reported on News.com. It is perhaps the only time the general web community hasn’t been rooting for the little guy to win out over Microsoft. For those who don’t know, the short…

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ICANN Moves .org Away from VeriSign

This Saturday, the .org top-level domain (TLD) will no longer be privately managed. With VeriSign’s contract with ICANN for management of the .org TLD ending December 31, 2002, ICANN put management of the new registry out to bid and has chosen the Internet Society (ISOC) / Public Interest Registry (PIR)…

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On Safari

So you’ve been wondering what all the hubbub is about this new browser that Apple has released, right? I bet you’re thinking to yourself, “oh dear, even more browsers in which to test.” Well, you’re right, it is a new browser to test, but it’s eerily familiar to many of…

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CSS-D Finds New Home at evolt.org

The incredibly popular, active, and valuable mailing list devoted to Cascading Style Sheets, CSS-Discuss (css-d), has moved its hosting to evolt.org. After some brief list overlap, and a lot of server tweaking, the list opened its doors to its new home Monday, December 9. Started and moderated by Eric Meyer,…

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Quick Color Class

This article originally appeared in the December, 2002 issue of DisplaySearch Monitor, published by DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in flat panel display market research and consulting. This article also appears on evolt.org for the benefit of anyone without a subscription to DisplaySearch Monitor. I have granted evolt.org the right to…

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Tags: css, design

Book Review: Usable Web Menus

From the Publisher Title: Usable Web Menus Authors: Andy Beaumont, Dave Gibbons, Jody Kerr, Jon Stephens ISBN: 1904151027 Publisher: glasshaus Price: US$ 13.99 at Amazon.com Page Count: 200 Publication Date: March 2002 When developing a web site, one of the most important things to consider is the navigation menu, to…

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