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  • 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…

  • Reserved comment names

    Inspired by some recent nefarious posts, I have reserved my name for all future comments. From now on all comments posted by ‘Rich’ will be from me. The system is far from foolproof, but for now I’m satisfied that one would have to put at least some effort in…

  • One Day in History

    One Day in History is a one off opportunity for you to join in a mass blog for the national record. That, and I’ve joined the photo a day for a year bandwagon.

  • Back soon

    I’m off mountain biking for a week. In the meantime I’ve added an archive to Clagnut and made some fundamental changes to the RSS feed, discovering FeedDemon along the way.

  • Oh the irony…

    ...the scathing irony. Monday’s WaSP produced the funniest thing I’ve read this year.

  • Blacklisting comment spam

    Everyone’s talking about it, everyone’s getting it: the evil that is comment spam. I have implemented a blacklist technique which I’ve added to a growing decentralised web of trust.

  • Seven

    Netscape have released a Version 7 preview. Still based on the Gecko rendering engine driving Netscape 6 with a few added features. While we’re on the subject, for a bit of fun trying downloading on old Navigator from the browser archive at evolt.

  • aRSSe!

    The clagnut RSS syndication feed thing has arrived!

  • Zooming content

    Mike Stenhouse has written up thoughts on his recent redesign of Donotremove. Of particular note is his zooming content approach in which ‘the information view and relevance on the page zooms out as the page goes down’. Also: Adactio pour Homme.

  • More on multi-column layouts

    Since Firefox 1.5 shipped with a partial implementation of the proposed CSS3 Multi-column layout module, it’s received a fair bit of attention…

  • Internet Explorer 7 will have fixes

    Over on the ‘official’ IEBlog, Chris Wilson confirms that support for PNG alpha channels and some CSS fixes, in particular the peekaboo and guillotine bugs, have been added to IE7 beta 1. Bring on max-width and friends.

  • XMaLarkey

    Grant Hutchinson provides a bunch of extremely useful RSS links. ’Cos I intend to follow the herd at some point and get this blog syndicateable. Bob Sawyer gives us a dead handy XHTML meta tag generator. David Eisenberg creates an XML-based markup language from scratch…

  • Whither blogmarks?

    One of the topics discussed at Dunstan’s was that of blogmarks: their purpose, evolution and effectiveness.

  • Geekend

    Andy, Jeremy, Stuart, Jon and I returned yesterday from a glorious weekend at Dunstan’s place in the Dorset countryside. Many thanks to Dunstan for his hospitality and generosity. For now there are some photos.

  • In the Box

    “It’s not because he’s American and it’s not because the British are evil. Fundamentally, simply, basically, finally he’s just hated because he’s a twat.” On an unrelated note, get yerself over to Whitespace, a great new blog focussing…

  • When good lists go bad

    First off, the css-discuss mailing list now has a searchable online archive. It’s high traffic, extremely high quality and will almost certainly already contain an answer to your CSS problems. Here are a few gems I discovered there regarding the problems with styling…

  • 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.

  • Doh! iBook

    Well wouldn’t ya just know it. Two weeks after receiving my iBook, Apple ups the specs to a 1 Ghz processor and doubles the memory capability. In a weird way the past fortnight evokes memories of holidays in foreign climes.

  • 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.

  • On decentralized blacklists

    Do not merge other people’s comment spam blacklists with your own list. By keeping individual’s contributions separate, we have decentralization at work and this important for maintaining the integrity of a blacklist web of trust.

  • Normal service resumes

    Friday Biscuit: Out of curiosity
    I dug up Logie Baird
    And I asked him what petrified forests see<
    To make them all so scared. from Albert Hammond Bootleg on Back In The D.H.S.S. The website for this year’s Brighton Festival has got some thoughtful bits of…

  • Top Tunes 2003

    I’ve recently been enjoying Asterisk’s Song of the Week feature, so much so that I may ‘borrow’ the idea. In the meantime, here’s the some personal recommendations by way of the track listing to my compilation ‘The Best Songs I Bought In 2003…

  • Nazdarovya

    It seems Firebird has been renamed to Firefox. I’m looking forward to the plug-in that enables you to enter a URL just by thinking in Russian. Update: Jon Hicks implemented the lovely new icons and has posted details of the branding process. Jon also points us…

  • This blog is backwards

    When I started this blog, I built the CMS myself. Not using off-the-shelf software meant designing and building things like next/previous links and comments. But it seems I got it wrong – should I change things and go with convention?

  • ClagTunes episode 1

    The inaugural episode of a music podcast, featuring tracks from the Phantom Band, Villagers, the Soundcarriers and John Grant.

  • Comment pushing

    A proposal: if you add a comment to a blog you can choose to be notified when more comments are added to that post. Specifically, you wouldn’t be notified each time a comment is added, just once until you’ve re-visited the post, after which you will be notified…

  • No mention of mark-up

    Breeze is an elegant new minimalist theme for Mozilla. Googlebar is another great add-in from mozdev (source of the afore-mentioned Checky). It’s just like the IE Google toolbar, but for Mozilla. I’m a bit of a foodie, so it won’t come as much…

  • Browse Happ(il)y

    WaSP have just released a minisite, designed by Ethan Marcotte. The purpose of Browse Happy is to spread the message to all and sundry that there are alternative browsers to Internet Explorer.

  • Blogmarks

    Clagnut posts have been getting longer and less frequent of late, which means a bunch of sites are going noticed but unreported. So it was time to emulate the trend of a rolling list of links – hence the creation of blogmarks.

  • Death of a civil nation?

    In the Sunday Times, Bryan Appleyard poses the question Will the web be the death of civilisation? Plenty of sweeping statements along with interesting thoughts on anonymity and identity.

  • Only on the Internet…

    Pepys’ Diary is a weblog with daily entries from Samuel Pepys’s diary, starting from 1st January 1660. I don’t know how well known Samuel Pepys is outside of Britain (anyone care to enlighten?), but every schoolkid here learns about him in History. As a…

  • Form layout

    Semantically speaking, should we be using tables to lay out forms, or should we be using some other mark-up combined with CSS? There arguments for both, but I reckon the most flexible answer is hidden in HTML 2.

  • The Big Dog Cometh

    Since I knackered my Achilles tendon in December, I’ve been getting back into cycling and mountain biking in particular. The Brighton Big Dog race is on in August and uses the same tracks I now ride most weeks. We’ve entered a Clearleft team.

  • 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.

  • When good type goes bad

    Jakob mourns the demise of the text sizing buttons IE but fails to point out that it won’t have any effect on a Windows machine if text is sized in pixels. Microsoft have stopped giving away their free web fonts.

  • When I’m 94

    A few weeks ago my Great Uncle Jack passed away aged 94. Throughout Uncle Jack’s house were stacks of annotated photos. But what would happen when I’m 94 and dead and buried? The digital age could prove to be an archivist’s dream or a nightmare.

  • A couple of accessibility studies

    One by Joe Clark on screen-reader usability at a redesigned, standards-compliant e-commerce site. The other by Russ Weakley and Roger Hudson on the real world interpretation of HTML table mark-up by assistive devices.

  • Web fonts on the horizon

    Håkon Wium Lie recently intimated that the forthcoming release of Opera will support downloadable fonts. Great news for web designers, but is it bad news for type foundries?

  • In conversation with Brighton station about CCTV

    A couple of days ago I was stuck at Brighton railway station, watching trains get delayed and eventually cancelled. While sat on the concourse I noticed the sheer amount of CCTV and various surveillance devices in plain view all around the station.

  • I’m back

    And there are photos. And a list of what’s been happening: Odeon crapsters, AMG retrograde, per-site stylesheets, disabling IE6 imagebar, Mozilla security flaw, Malarkey forms, Colly links, Gmail whitelist, XHTML to RSS and fantasy footie.

  • A new design

    I’ve finally got around to redesigning clagnut.com.