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  • Scripting Enabled conference/hack day

    The estimable Christian Heilmann has announced Scripting Enabled, a combined accessibility conference and hackday being held in London this September.

  • Good stuff

    Good stuff on design, usability and elegant coding from Adrian Holovaty and Tantek Çelik. And Dean has introduced a great Google highlighting tool which highlights your Google search terms. See it in action here (click the top link to clagnut). Update: Cal Henderson…

  • Lieing on Last.fm

    Found in the hyper-cool Fourier Transform records notebook/sketchpad, there’s definitely some truth in this.

  • Boxed in

    “You can’t get an XBox, it’s a big, ugly, tacky hulk of shit. Who cares about the technical stuff and what the games are like? What counts is what they look like when switched off and stowed in the corner.”

  • bright blog

    Adactio is a beautiful blog from fellow Brighton resident, Jeremy Keith. Try changing themes – impressive stuff. Dive Into Accessibility is an excellent guide to making your website more accessible in thirty days. With tips cross-referenced by disability, browser, design…

  • Salam

    Salam Pax writes a blog from Baghdad. He’s currently explaining how everyday Iraqis like himself are preparing for war: Other ‘normal’ stuff we did this week: Finished taping all the windows in the house, actually a very relaxing exercise if you forget why…

  • Curry in a hurry

    I’ve just added a new recipe to cuzza.com: Quick Curry Sauce. It’s a delicious curry sauce for when you have run out of brown stuff and don’t have time to make a fresh batch.

  • Links from Future of Web Design

    FOWD last wednesday was an enjoyable affair. I didn’t get a huge amount out of the conference itself, but there was some good stuff and I culled a few good links along the way.

  • New (to me) music

    This Easter weekend I managed to spend some quality time alone with my hi-fi and some choice vinyl. At the time I put together a list of stuff to buy – help me choose.

  • CSS Tutorials

    I’ve been following Simon Willison’s ongoing CSS Tutorials with great interest. He’s so far covered styling blockquotes with big quotation marks, a CSS version of jwz which gaves us a bunch of IE5 workarounds, a remake of scripting.com to introduce the…

  • Lists and more lists

    Russ Wealkley of Max Design has created Listamatic, a great resource showing how to apply CSS styles to lists. There’s heaps of examples with the CSS exposed, including a version of my own tabs as a list effort. What’s more, it’s in the spirit of the Zen…

  • Tabs revisited

    Not so long ago, I posted a first pass at CSS tabs with lists which, importantly, included secondary navigation and mouseover effects on the tabs themselves. My implemenation wasn’t bad but it was flawed. Radu Darvas has since come along and made some big…

  • Chocks away

    On Messrs Hicks and Oxton’s new podcast, The Talk Show and Stephen Fry.

  • Hospital food

    Some weeks ago my Dad told me he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. This week he had a radical prostatectomy; I visited him today and had some thoughts I wanted to share.

  • Get geeked

    For those budding (and indeed established) geeks out there, a few resources from O’Reilly to get you off on the right foot: Alphabetical Directory of Linux Commands. All the way from agetty to znew – a very handy command-line companion with all options…

  • Reasons for broadband

    Household broadband purchasers are more pragmatic then ISPs seem to think. And if marketeers think that filling broadband with whizzy stuff is a good idea, then their swing-top bin will soon overflow.

  • Quiet around here, isn’t it?

    Well it’s the usual reason – so much stuff, so little time. There’s two projects, two books and then my arch nemesis pops up.

  • spam and stuff

    A List Apart has a geeky double issue which has partly pissed me off. On the good side there’s a pretty good attempt to prevent spam bots reading email addresses which uses JavaScript and character encoding. On the disappointing side is an article explaining how to…

  • Great Escape Festival day two

    Wow, what an evening. I spent the whole evening in the Hanbury Ballroom – a great little venue two streets away from my house. I was really looking forward to this night and I wasn’t disappointed.

  • UKbloggers

    Over at UKbloggers we have started collecting submissions for our geographical directory of British blogs.

  • Fontastic

    Survey of installed fonts on different platforms, Mark Newhouse’s real world CSS and the Polar Bear 2 is in beta.

  • Hidden magnetron

    The Undetectables are a company specializing in hiding mobile phone masts in existing architecture, such as chimneys and churches; clever stuff. If p. g. wodehouse had a blog (and others) over at lying mo’ fo’. Those of you with enough time on your hands to have…

  • On Information Design

    The Design Council has published a detailed look at what information design is and what is expected from information designers.

  • Rosegarden at Linux Expo UK

    Bownie and Chris will be showing off their music software, Rosegarden, at the Linux Expo in Olympia, London on the 9th-10th October. Registration is free on the website and on the door.

  • Footie mad

    So Euro 2004 is almost upon us and the hysteria of England’s imminent success (no really) is starting to pervade even the most level-headed of British bloggers.

  • Machine tags and ISBNs

    Discussion of the evolution of triple tags to machine tags, in particular Flickr’s handling thereof, and how best to represent an ISBN in machine tag format.

  • Blog Block

    Hmm. I’m struggling for things to write at the moment – I’m just feeling like I’ve got little to say. For example, I nearly decided to omit mentioning the little bloggers’ meet up we had in London at the weekend.

  • BBC Backstage

    Through their new Backstage initiative, the BBC will “provide data, resources and support for users who wish to build prototypes and proofs of concepts using BBC material.” In other words, XML feeds of all their stuff.

  • The devil’s in the minutia

    Zeldman recently opined that, since the mainstreaming of web standards, there should be more talk in design circles of content, design and usability, but then lays into recent round table discussions on HTML, implying they are harmful.

  • iSight mounts and iMac G5s

    A gloat and a moan. I can’t mount my iSight onto my iMac (without forking out another 25 quid).

  • HTML Entity Character Lookup

    HTML Entity Character Lookup is a little free webapp and comes a Dashboard widget too, which is super-handy.

  • Speaking on typography at SxSW 2007?

    This year, SxSW Interactive is enabling attendees to vote for panels to be featured in the conference. I’m hoping to present a talk with Mark Boulton called Web Typography Sucks. The Panel Proposal Picker Round Two is now live, so get your votes in!

  • Tiger

    First impressions of Tiger (and its in-built rip-offs). Also DigitalRefueler and Mark Pilgrim’s IBM blog.

  • Liquid lunch

    The new issue of Digital Web mag sees Peter-Paul Koch extolling the fine virtues of graceful degradation. That is the honourable action of building web sites that work† on all browsers without worrying if they are pixel perfect. With care, attention & experience this…

  • SxSW beckons

    It’s now just three days until I head off to SxSW and I’m a tad excited. This year there’s a sizeable Brit pack heading to Texas, many of whom will be speaking in panels.

  • J.Spaceman Acoustic Mainlines

    Last night I went to see J.Spaceman on his Acoustic Mainlines tour, at Brighton’s newly refurbished Komedia. These are my thoughts on the evening.

  • Multimap redesign

    I’ve been somewhat quiet of late, which as usual means busy, busy, busy. And without further ado, the fruits of my labour can be found at Multimap.com – a complete rebuild using Web standards, semantic HTML and CSS layout.

  • The Aeron Experience

    So I just bought a Herman Miller Aeron chair for the home office. Extravagant? Perhaps; but it was it worth it?

  • Apostrophe s

    Why is the humble apostrophe so regularly misused and why are hairdressers so often the culprits? Ladie’s perm’s at half price (As the Guardian readers’ editor points out, journalists who should know better also get it wrong.) Apostrophes have two…

  • Don’t break the back button!

    The new W3C Validator has come out of beta and released unto the world. There is an improved UI and loads of links to the Specs, as well as help, documentation, tips and improved accessibility (accesskeys a-plenty). There also seems to have been a few changes to the…

  • The dConstruct Time Capsule

    Win a VIP ticket with the dConstruct Time Capsule, and future proof yourself with a dConstruct workshop.

  • Gravatars

    So I was perusing Joshuaink, John Oxton’s splendidly autumnal blog, and spotted that some of the commenters had small images next to their names, making the comments easy to scan for your favourite personality. In itself not a new idea but…

  • South by Southwest panel picker

    It’s still August and SxSW is already appearing over the horizon. You can buy tickets now, but the big news is that this year’s panel picker is now live. Also, we’ve got sage advice for getting the most out of dConstruct 2007.

  • Ten design tenets of Dieter Rams

    Earlier this month, Clearleft went on a company outing to the Design Museum in London. There we spent some quality time perusing the work of the influential former Braun industrial designer, Dieter Rams. These are his ten guidelines to good design.

  • Photo fades and then some

    Scott Upton of Couloir has taken things to the next level with a resizing, fading JavaScript slideshow. I’ve made some bookmarking and accessibility suggestions (picking nits as usual).

  • Great Escape 2007 day one

    The Great Escape has begun. The second year of ‘Europe’s leading new music festival’ has come to Brighton again, with even more bands and venues.