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Dive Into HTML5: Video

[Mark Pilgrim dives in to HTML5 video, and swims around][link]. This is essential reading for web developers.

[link]: http://diveintohtml5.org/video.html “Video on the Web – Dive Into HTML5”

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Spammers, Evildoers, and Opportunists

[Derek Powazek takes SEO “professionals” out to the whoopin’ shed][link]. He’s right, but I fear he’s preaching to the choir. Check this action:

>Search Engine Optimization is not a legitimate form of marketing. It should not be undertaken by people with brains or souls. If someone charges you for SEO, you have been conned.

Amen.

[link]: http://powazek.com/posts/2090 “Derek Powazek – Spammers, Evildoers, and Opportunists”

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There is no WebKit on Mobile

[Peter-Paul Koch tests 19 different versions][link] of WebKit/KHTML and [creates a table comparing their successes and failures][table]. His verdict: You’re going to have to test in multiple WebKit-based browsers for awhile, yet.

[link]: http://www.quirksmode.org/blog/archives/2009/10/there_is_no_web.html “QuirksBlog: There is no WebKit on Mobile”
[table]: http://www.quirksmode.org/webkit.html “The Table”

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Google Chrome Frame

[A plugin for Internet Explorer on Windows that aims to bring modern HTML5 capabilities to IE][link]. I’m not sure exactly how much this will help web developers: One of the major sticking points that makes IE still so widely-used is that users in large organizations *aren’t allowed to install things*. Not even plugins.

[link]: http://code.google.com/chrome/chromeframe/ “Google Chrome Frame – Google Code”

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Bulletproof @font-face syntax

[Paul Irish’s guide][link] to the best @font-face syntax for all compatible browsers.

[link]: http://paulirish.com/2009/bulletproof-font-face-implementation-syntax/ “Bulletproof @font-face syntax « Paul Irish”

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The 15 Largest ExpressionEngine sites

[A list of large EE-powered sites][link]. ExpressionEngine is the big brother of my PHP framework of choice, [CodeIgniter][ci].

via [Shawn Medero][shawn]

[link]: http://www.hopstudios.com/blog/the_10_largest_expressionengine_sites/ “The 15 Largest ExpressionEngine sites (updated) – Blog – Hop Studios”
[shawn]: http://twitter.com/soypunk/status/3740284594 “Original Twitter message”
[ci]: http://codeigniter.com/ “Code Igniter”

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Modernizr

[A new Javascript-based kit that tests for browser features, lets you do conditionals in CSS, and other things][link]. Have a look at [the tutorial][tutorial].

[link]: http://www.modernizr.com/ “Modernizr”
[tutorial]: http://www.modernizr.com/tutorial/ “Modernizr Tutorial”

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Text Rotation with CSS

[Can I get a witness][link]? Not only does it work, it works NOW.

[link]: http://snook.ca/archives/html_and_css/css-text-rotation “Text Rotation with CSS”

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Iconfinder

[A kick-ass search engine for icons to use in web-based projects, apps, or other graphics][link]. This is great.

[link]: http://www.iconfinder.net/ “Iconfinder | Icon search made easy”

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Web Fonts Now, for real

[Zeldman on a proposed webfont permissions table][link]. This seems sort of like attaching a file to a movie that says DO NOT STEAL and expecting it to work.

[link]: http://www.zeldman.com/2009/07/16/web-fonts-now-for-real/ “Web Fonts Now, for real – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report”

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Misunderstanding markup

[Jeremy Keith explains some of the problems of perception in the recent XHTML2/HTML5 showdown][link]. If you’ve been confused thus-far, let this be your panacea.

[link]: http://adactio.com/journal/1595/ “Adactio: Journal—Misunderstanding markup”

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W3C Abandoning XHTML 2, Focusing on HTML5

>[Today the Director announces that when the XHTML 2 Working Group charter expires as scheduled at the end of 2009, the charter will not be renewed][link].

This is giant news for anyone who makes websites. See also: [W3C’s FAQ for the situation][faq].

[link]: http://www.w3.org/News/2009#item119 “Archive of W3C News in 2009”
[faq]: http://www.w3.org/2009/06/xhtml-faq.html “XHTML faq”

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Ian Hickson on Codecs for

[Mozilla won’t support H.264, Apple won’t support Ogg, Google will support both, and Microsoft won’t say][link]. Doubt this will change anytime soon, which really makes me sad.

[link]: http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-June/020620.html “[whatwg] Codecs for audio and video”

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html5doctor

[“helping you implement html5 today.”][link]

[link]: http://html5doctor.com/ “html5doctor, helping you implement html5 today”

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LESS – Leaner CSS

[Consolidates and optimizes CSS in a way which I’ve not seen before][link]. Which is cool, but it would be nice if it could convert it BACK so humans could read/edit it easily. Check the examples, you will be glad you did. Hey, it does do that.

via [simplebits][via].

[link]: http://lesscss.org/ “LESS – Leaner CSS”
[via]: http://simplebits.com/notebook/2009/06/25/lesscss.html “Simplebits post on LESS”

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HTML 5: Could it kill Flash and Silverlight?

[If we are lucky][link].

[link]: http://tech.yahoo.com/news/infoworld/20090616/tc_infoworld/79291 ” HTML 5: Could it kill Flash and Silverlight? by InfoWorld: Yahoo! Tech”

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Safari 4’s Full-Page Zoom

[Pierre Igot on the differences between Safari 4’s page zooming and other browsers][link]. Safari 4’s implementation is yards better, and makes the job of the programmer much easier.

[link]: http://www.betalogue.com/2009/06/15/safari-4-zoom/ “Betalogue » Blog Archive » Safari 4’s Full-Page Zoom: Impressive”

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CSS Tools Coda Plugin

[Super useful Coda plugin, which uses CSSTidy][link]. Can translate back to human-readable code for changes, then re-compress.

[link]: http://mondaybynoon.com/2008/12/15/css-tools-coda-plugin/ “CSS Tools Coda Plugin – Monday By Noon”

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Google Releases “Page Speed”, A Web Page Performance Tool

[It looks like Google’s version of YSlow][link], but apparently it’s used in-house at Google. At a company where Engineers Rule, I’d bet it’s pretty precise.

[link]: http://code.google.com/speed/page-speed/ “Page Speed Home”

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Introducing PNGPress, a PNG Optimizer for Mac OS X

[You can download and read all about PNGPress at it’s homepage][link]. It’s essentially a Applescript front-end for [OptiPNG][opti], the command line application.

*Update:* The download link for PNGPress is now fixed. Whoops.

[link]: http://extrafuture.com/code/pngpress/ “PNGPress”
[opti]: http://optipng.sourceforge.net/ “OptiPNG”