June 2007 Archives - 2/2 - Broken Links Archive

Safari 3 available on Windows

In a move which has taken me pleasantly by surprise, Apple have announced that Safari 3 will be available on Windows. You can download a Public Beta here, and media plugins for Windows are available here. I’ll play with it a little later.

Update: After ten minutes play, my initial thoughts are that, on the negative side, it doesn’t integrate well with the Windows look & feel, while on the positive side, it is very fast and the font smoothing is beautiful.

What I saw at @media 2007

So @media 2007 is over and, after a little breather, here’s a short breakdown of what I saw, in chronological order, along with links to presentations where possible.

There were lots of great, inspiring ideas, which should spin out into a few more posts in the near future.

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@media, CSS 3, and browser news

I’ve been at @media Europe 2007 today, watching some top-notch presentations about the current and future state of the web. I think Dan Cederholm’s Interface Design Juggling was the pick of the bunch, although it was a close-run thing.

Six hour-long sessions, interspersed with a couple of work-related emergencies, then home for dinner and more work, leaves me with little time to go into detail, but I’ll post more over the weekend. Tomorrow looks like being a good day too; I’m particularly looking forward to Håkon Wium Lie’s talk, 1 Web, Acid 2 and CSS 3.

Just time to quickly mention that the latest alpha of Firefox 3 has been released, as has Camino 1.5, which has partly answered my previous question by implementing a lot of useful features.

Meanwhile, there are a couple of lengthy but interesting posts on CSS3.info (part one, part two) explaining the situation and progress of CSS 3, written by one of the invited experts. Worth a read.

Five slideshow presentations I wish I’d seen

I’m off to @media Europe this week, and looking forward to hearing presentations from some of the best in the business.

Of course there are many excellent events that take place worldwide that I can’t attend, and many presentations I’d love to see. Below are five links to slideshows from events that have taken place this year, which I’ve found interesting even without being able to see them presented.

Christian Heilemann: Seven Reasons for Code Bloat

Ostensibly about JavaScript, but also of great value to anyone who writes code. How to plan well to avoid bloated code, and how to pass that on to anyone who follows you.

Alex Faaborg: Placelessness and the Advance of Micropublishing

An overview of Microformats, the benefits they bring to the web, and how Mozilla intends to expose them in future browsers.

Andy Budd: The Future of CSS

Where CSS is now, what we can expect from it in the future, and which CSS 3 declarations you could be using now.

Khoi Vinh & Mark Boulton: Grids are Good

A hands-on primer in grid-based design, with plenty of examples to follow.

Richard Rutter & Mark Boulton: Web Typography Sucks

Why typography on the web is so poor compared to print, and what you can do to make your text look nicer.



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