The XHTML validator comes to visit, and looks like it’s willing to stay around my comments and entries for a while.
Archive for June, 2004
Turns out, you can link to a particular page in a PDF file, plus a whole lot more, including setting the zoom level and scrolling to a particular spot, all in a link. I still hate PDFs, but not quite as much as I did before.
Popup ads have now done their job: if you bring anything, anything at all, into view over the top of your main program or web page window, whether it’s a dialog or an error message or whatever, it will be instantly closed without even a glance. It’s time to find a way to communicate inside your existing page, because all things that pop up are now popup ads, to be instantly swatted.
When I try to do something with syndication, and mess it up, it’s no real surprise. When Dan Bricklin does, it’s a sign that we’ve either made it too complicated, or not done a good enough job documenting things, or both. Probably both.
Now that the Syndication Wars have caught the attention of the mainstreamish press, it’s clearly time to move on to something newer, and this time, something interesting and useful. Up next: twisting aggregators and feeds around so you can skim through far more feeds, and effortlessly republish the interesting stuff in a set of categorized feeds. Yes, Dave, I know I want to reinvent MUOTD.
Never read professional journalists writing about thing you actually know. I’ll never be able to take New Scientist seriously again.
If you’re going to accuse someone of the shocking crime of having a web page that’s eight clicks away from porn, it’s probably best to not be seven clicks away yourself.
Shannon’s back to blogging, I’m doing The Happy Dance, and you’re glad you can see the first and not the last. Life is good.
gzip compression’s an easy way to save on bandwidth, unless you are Blog*Spot sending things without a Content-Type header with a charset to Mozilla.
W3C: More Mouths Means More Places For Our Feet.