The code from Ted Littledale‘s iAd Carousel Navigation makes it seem… not that hard… Of course, his carousel is intended for an iDevice, but this makes me wonder how hard it would be do something similar for a standard webpage… Hmmm…
From our man at AOL, Dave Artz, comes a new image replacement technique that doesn’t break in high-contrast mode! (I had no idea this was an issue, so special thanks to Dave for noting only pointing out the issue, but then offering a (nearly) perfect solution!) The is similar to the technique I use to background-position PNG sprites, even in IE6, but Dave’s method would not work with PNGs in IE6 (at least not with PNGs that have transparency), as IE6 can only properly display transparent PNGs via the IE-only
filter… Wonder if the two techniques could be combined…
At least in the back of all of our minds I think we all know that out beloved government is snooping like crazy, right? We tend to (want to) think that the cold war days are over, so all that cloak-and-dagger-spying-crap must be done with, right? Of course not… Ever wondered what kind of information the government actually asks for, and gets? Well, our friends at Google are now letting us know, with their Government Requests Tool.
Granted, the display looks a little wonky, but the 2011 Ford Fiesta now lets your smart phone display its apps on your dashboard. Is that a good thing?
And finally, some of these military medical inventions may be a little “out there”, but others, well, way to think outside the box!