|Saturday, February 08, 2003|
While surfing the Radio top 100 list, I notice that The Cartoonist has a simple search box just below the calendar. I didn't think I could find a free service (such as Google) until I got my own domain. I thought wrong.
|Thursday, October 31, 2002|
A survey of the A element and attributes in the field. Bob DuCharme did one of those wacky things one does when presented with a big data set. He took Google's sample from their programming contest, and a sample of pulls from Yahoo's random URL, and surveyed how the A element was used. Yes, this is geeky, yet strangely cool.[More Like This WebLog]
This is cool. Not sure what to do with the data. A good resource for culling the best link styles.
|Wednesday, October 23, 2002|
This is the coolest Radio trick I've seen yet:
|Tuesday, October 22, 2002|
Another great, practical tip from CityDesk News:
Paul Adams explains how to provide a custom 404 error page that's more useful than the default. Here at Fog Creek, we use CityDesk to generate our 404 error page; there's no reason your 404 page can use CityScript and templates. With some creativity you can do really cool stuff. For example, set a keyword (404) on the most popular pages of your site, then use CityScript with the condition (keyword_contains "(404)") so that anybody mistyping a URL at your site gets an index of popular pages.
|Tuesday, October 08, 2002|
I always enjoy Joel on Software. One of the reasons I enjoy it has nothing to do with content - I love the layout. It requires very little eye strain. The serif fonts allow the eye to recognize shapes of familiar words. More importantly, the article text forms a column that is narrow. The narrow column of text surrounded by blocks of whitespace keep the eye from being overwhelmed, and the reader is able to stay focused.
Nick Finck: There is an unspoken rule in print which states that text should not exceed four inches in width on a page. Any text less than four inches is more readable than any text over four inches the reader's whiplash will speak for itself.
How to do it: (well, one way to do it, there are many):
|Wednesday, October 02, 2002|
|Sunday, September 29, 2002|
Style-O-Mattic is a pretty cool applet. I cannot provide a direct link to it, but if you go to Builder.com's section on Style Sheets you can launch it in a separate window.
Update [9/30/2002, 2:08 AM]: there is a direct link to the Style-O-Mattic: http://builder.cnet.com/webbuilding/pages/Authoring/CSS/CssMaker/index.html.
Thanks Bubba (if that is your real name).