Adobe BrowserLab is a service that allows you to see how websites look on different browsers, and also emulates Windows and Mac OS. Now it’s easy to test for clients stuck with IE 6.
Chris Roane’s [popup url=”http://articles.sitepoint.com/article/14-ways-worst-project-manager”]14 Ways to Be the World’s Worst Web Project Manager[/popup] is a worthwhile read, as is an article he mentions called [popup url=”http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2007/08/16/the-not-to-do-list-9-habits-to-stop-now/”]The Not-To-Do List: 9 Habits to Stop Now[/popup] by Tim Ferriss.
One of the features of Adobe’s new InDesign CS5 is the ability to make E-books conforming to the EPUB format. This could make InDesign the next app to buy for web developers; maybe they can convince clients to move away from PDFs and towards E-books instead. PC World article InDesign CS5 video
Google‘s using HTML5. So is Apple. And Florida’s askalibrarian.org. Vimeo, CNN, and Nike serve HTML5 to iPads. Apple’s latest SDK contains language that will prevent developers from using Adobe CS5’s Packager for iPhone to convert Flash files into iPhone binaries. Adobe’s latest filing to the SEC names the iPhone and iPad as Risk Factors to […]
Safari lets you change User Agents. While the iPad’s User Agent isn’t yet listed, you can select “Other” and paste in the following iPad User Agent:Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; U; CPU OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B334b Safari/531.21.10.After you change the User Agent, checkout the smooth iPad version of Gmail.
Sagrantino is an uncommon Italian grape, with a total of 250 acres planted in Umbria. I just tasted an Arnaldo Caprai Collepiano Sagrantino di Montefalco 2001, imported by www.villaitaliawines.com. It’s 100% Sagrantino, aged in new French oak for 22 months and then a further 6 months in bottle. Old-world style, good structure, and firm but […]
Like the iPhone, the iPad always uses the media=”screen” stylesheet. Using max-device-width makes the stylesheet work for the iPhone <link rel=”stylesheet” media=”only screen and (max-device-width: 480px)” href=”../iphone.css” type=”text/css” /> and the iPad <link rel=”stylesheet” media=”only screen and (max-device-width: 1024px)” href=”../ipad.css” type=”text/css” />. In addition, the iPad accepts CSS queries based on orientation orientation:portrait or orientation:landscape, […]
A couple of Google engineers have managed to port Quake to an HTML5 browser-based version that gets 30 fps. According to the Google code page of developers Ray and Joel, the port uses “…WebGL, the Canvas API, HTML 5 elements, the local storage API, and WebSockets to demonstrate the possibilities of pure web applications in […]
The birds in my neighborhood are really enjoying this particular springtime in the Capital City. (Here’s the M4A version.) [audio:http://cheapstrat.com/cheappress/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Birds.mp3|autostart=yes|loop=yes|titles=Birds|artists=The birds in my neighborhood]
I’m looking forward to trying out the IE 9 Platform Preview. (Note: if you don’t have Vista or 7 you’re out of luck.)
Stravinsky’s 1923 dance cantata performed by the Royal Ballet – happy music for a happy day.
Some trees on the Red Bug Trail at Phipps Park. Moss 1 Moss 2 Tree in bucket 1 Tree in bucket 2 Tree in bucket 3
I’ve always liked The Nose despite never having seen it performed, and it’s good to see that this obscure opera is now on stage in New York. The libretto is by Shostakovich and Yevgeny Zamyatin, based on a short story by Gogol. You can hear some of the sparkling orchestration when you listen to the […]
Joe Clark has written an interesting article for A List Apart, Web Standards for E-books. I like this prediction: “The fate of non-HTML formats has been sealed by HTML5 and the iPad.” I think that means you, Kindle.
One of my favorite trees From the overlook From the west
WordPress releases are named after jazz musicans. The current release, 2.9, is Carmen, after the totally excellent Carmen McRae. It’s a bit unsettling that the previous release was named after Chet Baker – he wasn’t a paragon of reliability, and having a version of software named after him is kind of funny.
[popup url=”http://www.marchesidigresy.com/default-e.html”]Marchesi di Gresy’s[/popup] 2008 [popup url=”http://www.marchesidigresy.com/schede/ing-moscato_asti_docg_la_serra2006.html” ]La Serra Moscato d’Asti DOCG [/popup] is a delicious example of a slightly frizzante Moscato. Like an Auslese or Beerenauslese, the honey on the nose and palate is balanced with crisp acidity. It’s good as a dessert wine or an aperitif, and the low 5.5% alcohol by volume […]