Category: Asides

Interesting links or quick ideas which don’t require any comment from me.

Opera 10.5 has support for CSS transforms

The Opera team have released a very early preview of their next browser, which features an updated version of their Presto rendering engine. Opera 10.5 will support CSS transforms and transitions, so I’ve updated the demos on my old post, Anime with CSS and WebKit, to reflect that.

Mozilla release Bespin Embedded preview

Mozilla’s Bespin is a code editor built using web technologies. It’s still in its infancy, but shows promise. A new release, Bespin Embedded, lets you use the basic editor functionality on your own websites, using just a couple of lines of Javascript. If you don’t want to download it yourself, I’ve got a working demo. The editor doesn’t really do much at the moment, so this is really only a proof of concept.

Opera widgets become browser-independent

This is a nice idea: Opera have separated their widgets from the desktop browser, allowing them to be run as standalone applications. They are cross-platform and standards compliant. You can download a Labs release to try it for yourself.

Introducing the Flexible Box Layout module

I’ve got a new post up at Introducing the Flexible Box Layout module. It’s an overview of an alternative layout module which is already implemented in Gecko and WebKit.

QA Style Sheet

This is such a clever idea: a stylesheet which highlights common HTML problems, helping you QA your sites before you publish them. Nice work by Jens Meiert.

Misunderstanding markup

Misunderstanding Markup: an explanation of the different flavours of HTML & XHTML, in comic strip form, by Brad Colbow. I’m not sure if it makes Jeremy Keith’s original blog post any easier to understand, but it’s certainly more fun to look at.

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