Monthly Archives: April 2009

More Geekier than Twitter?

If you’re a Twitter user, Blellow may be right up your alley. Blellow is a social networking community for freelancers and creative professionals who answer the question “What are you working on?” I think that says it rather nicely, now … Continue reading

5 Rarely-Used CSS Properties

Craig Buckler writes a nice, quick article for SitePoint listing five (somewhat) rarely used CSS properties. I was pretty familiar with the first three, but the last two are pretty interesting… Happy CSSing, Atg Top⇪

New Font Replacement Technique v.2

A short while ago I wrote about a new font replacement technique, Cufón. In short: Cufón is an alternative to sIFR, which relies on both Flash AND JavaScript to work, but dutifully embeds the font into the SWF, so there … Continue reading

Use a Favicon to “Finish” Your Websites

We’ve all seen them, but we may not know what they’re called: those tiny little graphics that appear to the left of the URLs in our browser location bars, or appear to the left of our Bookmark titles when we … Continue reading

iBlackle – The Environmentalist’s Google

I found this to be a really interesting site.  The site is based on the premise that white pixels (the teeny little dots that create the monitor you’re reading this on) use more energy than black pixels (because pixels that … Continue reading

Obscure Safari 3.x Rendering Bug

This was brought to my attention by a colleague, Stephen Tang, so I’ll let him tell the story: I found an obscure rendering bug in Safari 3 when whitespace or a line-break appears in the inline box with side padding … Continue reading

How to Build APIs and Why It Matters, by Google

From the Masters-of-APIs themselves, comes an insightful presentation on how to create APIs. A worthwhile read for anyone needing to create one.  Or just interact with other people, for that matter… Thanks, Alla! Happy APIing, Atg Top⇪

Apple Safari Browser for Windows PC

Continuing on my last post’s theme, developers have to always develop for multiple browsers on multiple operating systems (OS).  Typically, in order to develop a website and ensure that it works properly in both a Windows OS and a Mac … Continue reading

A power saving idea for PC users

Help save the planet, and save a few bucks! Here is a nice “lifehack” that can easily be applied to Windows XP PCs to help save power. Use this when there isn’t enough time to power down, and you have … Continue reading

Test if a File or URL Exists or Check Last Modified Date

Jim Ley writes a very in-depth article about using Ajax calls to test the validity of URLs, test for file existence, or check last-modified dates of files. While the benefits of checking last-modified dates and testing for a valid URL … Continue reading