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BBB Requests Input on Proposed Online Code

The Better Business Bureau, through its BBBOnline entity, seems to have finally realized that it can leverage its name in the online world to provide basic auditing over online business. Just as a company may display the Better Business Bureau seal on their advertising to tell customers to expect a…

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IE5.0 for Mac Delayed Again

Microsoft has verified reports that Internet Explorer 5.0 will be pushed back from the fall release date to a winter release date. Back in July, Microsoft acknowledged the shift from a summer release date to a fall release date. According to Microsoft, the delay is due to their attempts to…

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Let the User Skip the Splash Page

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. The proliferation of splash pages on web…

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Tags: JavaScript, usability

Apple Cinema Display – why bother?

Can somebody please explain to me as a web developer the benefits of buying the Apple Cinema Display? I’ve seen a few articles here and there where they tout it as the monitor that web developers will go ga-ga over, like this more balanced one at WebReview.com. But so far,…

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Tags: rant

XHTML 1.0 Now Proposed Recommendation by W3C

The W3C yesterday reclassified the XHTML 1.0 specification from a working draft to a proposed recommendation. The XHTML specification is a reformulation of the HTML 4.0 specification as an XML 1.0 application, as well as three DTDs corresponding to ones defined by HTML 4.0. From the date this entered a…

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Browser Archive

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. There are many places you can go…

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WebTV Viewer 2.0b Available

The developer site. It is currently version 2.0, and is still in beta. The Macintosh version is 5.8MB, the Wintel version is 4.2MB. For those of you who like to test in WebTV, here are some of the new features in 2.0: “Numerous bugs have been fixed in this new…

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Some Caveats with Using Frames

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. While frames are not evil by default,…

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Tags: standards, usability

White Paper on JPEG 2000 Available

The Digital Imaging Group has made the white paper for JPEG 2000 available, finally. Apparently the ISO JPEG Committee and the Digital Imaging Group want to ensure that the standard is both robust, and unlike PNG, actually gets widely adopted. To help this, in their white paper they try to…

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640 × 480 Isn’t Dead Just Yet

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. I've always kept a little list going…

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Give the User Control Over Your Fonts

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. There’s nothing quite like getting your text…

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Activestate and Microsoft to Enhance Perl Support

ActiveState and Microsoft have just done up a 3-year contract for Perl Open Source development and support for Windows. ActiveState will add features such as full Unicode support for Windows. In addition, what ActiveState refers to as a “significant amount of the development effort” will be released as open source…

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