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Facebook Privacy UI Redesign Ideas

Facebook has been taking a (well-deserved) beating lately for all its privacy (or lack of) controls. No longer is Facebook getting beat up in the world of blogs and tech journals, now it’s taking fire from the likes of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and even has…

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Tags: Facebook, privacy, social media, usability, UX

More Salvos from Apple and Adobe, to No One in Particular

I was out of the country when Steve Jobs posted his open letter on Flash to the Apple web site. Had I been around I would have dissected it. Today Adobe published its own open letter(s) about how great Flash is, why open markets are good, and even an ad…

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Tags: Adobe, Apple, browser, Flash, html, mobile, rant, Safari, usability, W3C, whatwg

Firefox 4: Planned Features

Mike Beltzner, Mozilla’s Director of Firefox, yesterday presented an early product plan for Firefox 4 to the Mozilla community. He followed up with a blog post outlining the presentation and linking to some resources. He is careful to regularly state in his post and throughout his slide presentation that these…

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Tags: browser, Firefox, html

State of Web Dev Survey Results

Scroll Magazine, John Allsopp and Web Directions conferences all got together and ran the State of Web Development 2010 survey to gather information from developers on what technologies, techniques, philosophies and practices they use. The survey results gather the answers to 50+ questions and present them in a few different…

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Tags: browser, css, html, internet, standards, xhtml

W3C Testifies on Web Accessibility to US House

I might have posted this last week, considering this was scheduled to happen on Thursday, April 21, but then the time shifted from 10am to 1pm, and then no notes went up.Judy Brewer, Director of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) was scheduled to appear (testify) before the US House Judiciary…

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Tags: accessibility, standards, usability, W3C, WAI, WCAG

Adobe to Drop iPhone Support, Target Android

And the saga continues. If you read my post Adobe vs. Apple or Flash vs. HTML5 from a few days ago, you already know that Apple and Adobe appear locked in a battle over Flash and the iPhone OS. It’s clear Apple wasn’t planning on backing down and it’s certainly…

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Tags: Adobe, Apple, Flash, Google, mobile

Library of Congress Archives Tweets

To quote the Library of Congress, or at least its first tweet and second tweet announcement (follow it at @librarycongress):Library to acquire ENTIRE Twitter archive — ALL public tweets, ever, since March 2006! Details to follow.Library acquires ENTIRE Twitter archive. ALL tweets. More info here http://go.usa.gov/ik4This is old news to…

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Tags: social media, Twitter

Opera and Chrome on the Rise

Opera reported on Tuesday that it has exceeded 100 million users. This is split between 50 million desktop users and 50 million mobile users. This doesn’t count users on game consoles, connected TVs and set-top boxes, many of which also run Opera. Opera owes part of this growth to the…

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Tags: browser, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera

Adobe vs. Apple or Flash vs. HTML5

Any of you watching the recent iPad coverage may already know that the iPad not only does not support Flash, there is no intention on the part of Apple to support Flash. Granted, the iPhone doesn’t support Flash, but neither do most other mobile devices. iPhone users had been complaining…

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Tags: Adobe, Apple, browser, Flash, html, mobile, Safari, usability

Your Site Speed to Affect Its Google Rank

If you’ve been paying attention to the world of SEO and the intersection with Google, then you may have heard a few months back that Google was considering using the speed of a site to affect a site’s rankings. Google has already factored in the speed of a site when…

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Tags: analytics, Google, SEM, SEO

Mapping Location-Based Social Media

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. If you have been paying any attention…

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Tags: Bing, Brightkite, Foursquare, geolocation, Google, Mapquest, social media

Mozilla to Modify How CSS :visited Works

If you know CSS, then you know that the :visited pseudo-class is a method to determine if a user has already been to the link it targets. For example, you may have styles for a:link and a:visited in your CSS file to help users see a difference between links they’ve…

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Tags: css, Firefox, privacy, standards