Weekly Link Round-Up #10

Damn I have been busy!

So I missed a week of the weekly link round-up. Last weekend I had 2 holiday parties to go to, football to watch, and Christmas presents to buy. Not only that, but I have been extremely busy with freelance work and work at my full time job. So busy that I had well over 200 feeds to read! So after a quick skim of my feeds, this is what I found link worthy in the past 2 weeks.

  • Typographic Contrast and Flow

    Nice, simple article discussing the ways to create typographic contrast.

  • Internet Explorer 8 and Acid2: A Milestone

    Great news, the internal build of IE8 passed the Acid2 test in standards mode. While I guess this is a step in the right direction, it’s probably still going to take a good 3 or 4 years for IE8 to even come out. Plus, what is this “standards mode”? From what I have read, it’s some special mode that the developer has to trigger, and this is different than a DOCTYPE. What kind of crap is that?

  • 9 Essential Principles for Good Web Design

    Very good discussion about 9 essential principals for good web design. Lots of examples and links to more reading.

  • Yahoo! Responds!

    So Yahoo! wants to support 100% of the recommendations made by the Email Standards Project. That’s pretty cool. Now how about those desktop email applications (I’m looking at you Outlook)?

  • CSS Unworking Group

    I feel like I have to link to this since it caused so much controversy this past week. I think Andy Clarke has gone a little crazy. Sometimes I don’t even think he knows what he is actually writing. Yeah, Microsoft really dropped the ball by not updating IE6 for so long, but they are finally showing progress, and he wants the CSS Working Group to disband now? Now is the time to keep pushing, Microsoft is showing signs of playing ball.

  • BBC redesign: tellys have rounded corners, right?

    Nice breakdown of the BBC beta homepage. I don’t really like it very much either. Especially that stupid clock. Yeah it’s a pretty cool little Flash application, but it’s so useless.

  • Overdoing accessibility

    Discussion of some attributes that are used to try and help accessibility, but really they are either not helping or hindering in some situations. I love the alt attribute example.

Stay tuned for The Ultimate PNG Guide coming sometime next week.