Elsewhere on the 'Net - Reference

Reference elsewhere on the 'Net.

1 December 2009

JIL Developer Website Beta

Despite the title this site is mostly about W3C Widgets and contains genuinely useful information. Pity it's all in PDFs, but such is life.

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12 February 2009

When can I use... Compatibility tables for features in HTML5, CSS3, SVG and other upcoming web technologies

Nice forward compatibility table that shows which browsers are holding back which technologies. The Future row is obviously a bit speculative, but seems reasonable to me.

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3 February 2009

Opera web standards curriculum: JavaScript in town!

Chris Mills has published the JavaScript part of the Web Standards Curriculum, which includes my article about the principles of unobtrusive JavaScript.

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2 February 2009

Sitepoint JavaScript Reference (beta)

Sitepoint has unveiled its JavaScript reference, written by James Edwards. It's an ambitious undertaking, containing many extra useful notes and tips, and I'm very glad that my Tables now finally have some company.

Now that I think about it, this reference was originally supposed to be a book, and I edited a first draft about a year ago. I was wondering what happened to the book, and now I know.

Congratulations, Sitepoint and James. Excellent addition to the world of JavaScript references.

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15 October 2008

MAMA: Markup validation report

Opera has done something cool again: it has unveiled a search engine called MAMA.

Opera Mama. I must admit that the first association going through my head was one of overweight Italian sopranos singing arias while cooking pasta for their large brood of children, but that does not seem to be what the project is about.

The Opera Mama search engine doesn't search for content, but for structure. In other words, it answers questions like how many websites use headers at all, and of those, how many use them correctly?

Now that's pretty interesting by itself.

Even better is the excellent series of articles that describes what Opera Mama does, why it does exactly what it does, and not something else, and a literature list with previous attempts to study web site structures. This is what a good article series should look like. If we'd all follow Opera's example, writing about web development would become ever so slightly more scientific.

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8 July 2008

Opera Web Standards Curriculum

Finally online: Opera's Web Standards Curriculum. The purpose is nothing less than giving a complete overview of what front-end developers should know.

Now I should really get around to writing the one article I'd promised.

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16 May 2008

Google Doctype

Google unveils its new project: Google Doctype; a reference for web developers. They've decided on the wiki format, which means that anyone can add content. And that's good, obviously.

Speaking from long experience I know how hard it is to create proper documentation pages and test pages, so I wish Google the best of luck with this venture.

And who knows, later I might start adding stuff, too. (Many pages already refer to this site for more information).

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9 May 2008


A list of known user agent strings and their meaning. Impressive!

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11 March 2008

HTML Reference

After its CSS reference, Sitepoint now unveils the HTML reference. It's still in beta, but looking mighty good.

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15 April 2007

The State of Online Feed Readers

Useful overview.

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8 April 2007

InteractionDesign.org Encyclopedia

Definitions of some interaction design terminology. Quite useful, since it feels as if new terms and definitions are invented every year.

(Via Naar Voren.)

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6 February 2007

Flash Embedding Cage Match

Bobby van der Sluis on Flash embedding. The article gives an overview of all methods, and explains why none of them is quite perfect.

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8 November 2006

Again with the Browser support charts

John Allsopp has updated his CSS compatibility tables, which are probably the best on the 'Net.

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12 December 2005

Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web

Richard Rutter translates print typography best practices into CSS. Work in progress.

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Prototype Meets Ruby: A Look at Enumerable, Array and Hash

Yet more documentation of prototype functionalities.

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1 December 2005

Common CSS Bugs in Safari, Firefox and Opera

Andy Budd starts a list of *important* CSS bugs in Safari, Firefox and Opera. Could grow into something interesting.

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30 November 2005

Quick Guide to Prototype

May be interesting after all, though I'll still have to study this library in detail.

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16 September 2005

User-Defined Colors

How to use the user defined colors (active application bar, menu font size etc.) in CSS. Very useful, and this CSS capability isn't much used yet.

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18 July 2005

CSS Cheat Sheet

Totally useful!

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11 July 2005

Notes on Mozilla Quirks Mode

Which CSS properties change when Mozilla goes into quirks mode?

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developer.mozilla.org - alpha

Dedicated to providing solid information, documentation, and community for Mozilla and Firefox developers. Looks like an interesting initiative, and as far as I can see now the JavaScript and DOM pages might eventually take the place of the alas disappeared devedge JavaScript reference.

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10 July 2005

Web browser standards support

Interesting series of compatibility tables for HTML, CSS and JavaScript in Explorer Windows, Mozilla and Opera. I think my W3C DOM Tables are more useful and detailed, but the tables here are definitely more complete.

CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Reference | Permalink

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