February 2007 - Broken Links Archive

Who uses Camino?

Camino is a brows­er for OS X which uses Mozil­la’s Gecko ren­der­ing engine in OS X’s Cocoa API. The advan­tage for Mac users is that it’s a lit­tle faster than Fire­fox, and it inte­grates bet­ter with the OS X desk­top environment.

But I just can’t under­stand why any­one would use it.

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HTML Tags illustrated

HTML Tags illustrated

A col­lec­tion of pho­tographs using visu­al puns to illus­trate HTML tags. Clever idea.

Displaying licensing information for images

Over at the Wired blog they’re pon­der­ing on the best way to pro­vide licens­ing infor­ma­tion on images; the author sug­gests a new attribute for img, some­thing like lic="license-abbr". I think the main prob­lem with this is that it does­n’t pro­vide any infor­ma­tion about what that license is, or its terms.

The Micro­for­mats solu­tion is rel-license; basi­cal­ly, putting a link to the license descrip­tion in the rel attribute of a link, as so:

<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/" rel="license">cc by 2.0</a>

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The importance of making backups

I’m work­ing on a new theme for the site, and acci­den­tal­ly over­wrote the stylesheet on this one, forc­ing me to revert back to the only saved ver­sion I have — an old, unfin­ished ver­sion. Par­don the way the site looks for a few days.

One or two CSS properties I hardly use

15 CSS Prop­er­ties You Prob­a­bly Nev­er Use (but per­haps should).

Most of these aren’t imple­ment­ed in the IE browsers (do I even need to point that out?), many of them aren’t imple­ment­ed in at least one of the oth­er pop­u­lar browsers, some of them are print-only.

Of the few cross-brows­er screen prop­er­ties, prob­a­bly the only one that I don’t use is clip — and hon­est­ly, I’ve nev­er had a need to.

Navigation buttons in Firefox

Some­thing that’s been bug­ging me for a while, that I’d for­got­ten to write about; why does Fire­fox 2 on Win­dows and Lin­ux have the clas­sic Back and For­ward buttons:

Firefox 2 Browser buttons, XP

… while Fire­fox 2 on OS X has the crap­py buttons?

Firefox 2 Browser buttons, OS X

If I’m not mis­tak­en, FF2 beta releas­es on Win­dows had the crap­py but­tons, but were switched to the clas­sic but­tons after users com­plained. So why did the OS X ver­sion not switch too?

I’ve had to install a dif­fer­ent theme on my Mac, as I kept hit­ting the Back His­to­ry but­ton by mis­take. I use the GrAp­ple theme instead.



I’ve updat­ed my Speak­ing page to include more con­fer­ences, more videos, and a lit­tle on my speak­ing require­ments and pref­er­ences. I’m plan­ning to cut down on the num­ber of talks I give in 2014 (twelve is too many), but am always open to inter­est­ing offers and oppor­tu­ni­ties, so please get in touch if you’re organ­is­ing an event.

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