QuirksBlog monthlies

This is the monthly archive for August 2006.

Redesign postponed; d.construct

Permalink | in Conferences, Redesign
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Although I'm almost ready with the promised redesign of QuirksMode.org, I'm nonetheless going to postpone it. There are two reasons:

  1. I'm stuck with the overview pages the new interaction design calls for.
  2. I'm sick and tired of sitting in front of my computer all day.

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Updating content pages

Permalink | in Content, Redesign
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As I think I said before, I am working on a redesign. In fact, I've been working on it for months, on and off, when the book permitted. Now that the book is ready I have more time to spend on it, and it's coming on nicely. (Oh, and before you ask, the frames will go. They've done their duty and I don't need them any more.)

Currently I'm going through all content pages and updating them; and since these updates go live the minute I finish them, I thought I'd give you an overview of what I'm doing.

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Introduction of the book

Permalink | in Book
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As I promised before, I've now published the larger part of the Introduction of my book "ppk on JavaScript". Apart from some general notes, it introduces the eight example scripts that I use throughout the book. As you'll see, all these eight example scripts were written for real-world clients in order to earn real-world money.

The example scripts themselves are also online, and you can study them. The Introduction links to all of them. Since I refer to these example scripts throughout the book, I expect my readers to have a general idea of what they're doing and why.

I hope this pre-publication gives a better insight in the kind of book I've written.

Unfortunately the publication date has moved forward to 13 September (US). The rest of the world will have to wait about a month longer.

PPK: the real story

Permalink | in Personal
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Now that Andy Clarke has shown the courage to throw his true biography out into the open, I've decided that I can't keep silent any more. I know that some people will not believe my real story, and that others will ridicule me for it, but Andy's set a noble example that should be emulated.

So without more ado, here's my official, authorized, unadulterated biography:

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The dangers of browser detects

Permalink | in Coding techniques
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I'm already regretting the publication of my Browser Detect 2.0. From one of the comments I learned that there's a new script making the rounds of blogs, a script that neatly highlights the dangers of using browser detects, but that's been received with glad cries by otherwise sensible sites.

Combine the release of this script with my release, and it might seem to the unaware web developer that browser detects are back in fashion. It's necessary to repeat why browser detects are dangerous, unprofessional and usually badly written, even though those facts have been general knowledge since at least 1998.

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