Weekly Link Round-Up #48/49
Let me first apologize for being a terrible blogger. Two weeks without a word from me. I have been very busy at work, doing a bunch of freelance, and working on the redesign for this site.
I also took a two day trip to New York for work to attend a gala for the National Park Foundation. So basically, this is two weeks worth of links in one blog article.
I’m hoping to launch the redesign before I head to An Event Apart on the 11th. So here it is, some interesting stuff from the past 2 weeks:
- Design By Community
I agree that design by committee doesn’t work, but Mark discusses design by community, and it looks like it has some promise.
Airbag created an awesome RFP form to improve the communication at the beginning of projects.
- Anchor Buttons
Dave Shea plays with the button element. While the buttons look basically the same in all browsers, I know that there are some programmatic issues using the button element. We have also found that some version of Windows Mobile don’t support it.
- A List Apart is changing
There are only so many ground-breaking CSS tricks that can be come up with. Expanding the topics of A List Apart’s articles to cater to all people who build websites seems like a great move.
- Time to stop showing clients static design visuals
While I think Andy Clarke has a good idea here, I don’t think it is very realistic. It is just a very risky move to basically create the sliced template before the design has even been signed off on. You would really need to have some trusting clients.
- A List Apart: Issue 268
So A List Apart starts off with the new direction in fine fashion with Web Standards 2008: Three Circles of Hell and Test-Driven Progressive Enhancement. Molly’s article gives a great insider’s perspective on some of the groups that are working to continue the advancement of web standards.
- Five CSS design browser differences I can live with
I agree totally with Andy here. I think as long as what you are doing with advanced CSS selectors is not essential to being able to read the content, I say we go for it. There is only one problem: clients. I guess we will just have to work hard trying to educate our clients.
- jQuery finds its way into Microsoft and Nokia stacks
It’s great to see jQuery getting usage from some big names; it can only do good things for the library.
- When can we stop talking about “supporting” certain browsers?
I think Jeff makes a great point here: if you know what you are doing with web development, your sites should be “supported” in all browsers.
- The Future Of Web Apps In An Integrated World
This is an awesome article discussing what our world could be like if our phones could control everything. I want to live in that world.