Today’s Readings

Once again, Apple has very simply made a product that is exactly as it should be:
http://www.apple.com/iphone/iphone-3gs/accessibility.html#video

A really, really good tutorial for HTML5, using a blog as a working example. Qué apropo, no?
http://edward.oconnor.cx/2009/09/using-the-html5-sectioning-elements
and it would seem that I might already have some re-HTMLing to do… :-(

And continuing our conversation about fonts, why sift through all those free fonts on the web, why not just make your own?
http://www.fontcapture.com/
Come on, who has a printer and a scanner out there?  You could be the next Helvetica!

Voice recognition via JavaScript? Alas, I have no microphone on my laptop to test myself, but the videos sure do look cool!!
http://ajaxian.com/archives/wami-lets-you-add-speech-recognition-to-any-web-page

A pretty impressive web-based meeting/collaborative tool:
http://www.twiddla.com/
I love that users don’t have to sign-in or create accounts, and that you can embed a Twiddla into any website!  And check-out some of the features it can do:
http://www.twiddla.com/Pricing.aspx
Congrats, we can all work form home now!

Amazing cross-browser testing, via REAL versions of the apps, but still web-based!
http://spoon.net/
Be warned, however, that their “sandbox” page takes a lllloooonnnnggggg time to load…

Slick “3D” jQuery plug-in:
http://webdev.stephband.info/parallax.html
Scroll down to the forest/mountain/sky image and slide your mouse over it…  ooohhhh…. aaahhhh….

And where in the heck was THIS jQueryplug-in when we were building the new People.com photo galleries???  :-)
http://www.flipbit.co.uk/jquery-image-annotation.html

I think I’ve written about this previously, but seemed worthy of a re-mention:
http://www.gracepointafterfive.com/punypng/
Does anyone currently use image compression, or do you just sort of wing it in Photoshop and move on with life?

And that ought to be enough, eh?

Happy reading,
Atg

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