Well, after a longer than planned hiatus, LWMRSSDI is back at long last. Due to starting a new job, planning a wedding, getting married, working on the house etc etc… I have not had time to round up what has fallen into my feed reader of late, so without further ado let’s crack on!
12 Principles for keeping your code clean
If you are like myself and are obsessive with keeping code clean and organized then you will appreciate this article from Smashing Magazine which offers some straight forward and handy tips for keeping your code readable and neat not only for yourself, but for the next guy who could be working with your code.
Microsoft to consider using Webkit for IE8
Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer said at a (DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS!) conference in Australia recently that Microsoft may look to use Webkit as the rendering engine for their upcoming browser IE8. Hmm.. interesting!
Lessons Learned while Building an iPhone Site
Now that massively popular iPhone is just over a year old, many applications and iPhone specific web sites exist for Apple’s device but do they function or operate the way you wish they would? When the people at Flickr developed their iPhone app, much was unearthed on how to develop an app the right way that would work on the iPhone and lessons were learnt on not what to do.
Prototyping with XHTML
Now this is a topic that can get the most ardent geek’s knickers in a twist (or pants!) Just how do you prototype a website effectively and quickly? Anders Ramsay over at Boxes and Arrows argues that traditional wireframing techniques such as prototyping using paper or software, are not the only options we can use when creating a web based user experience for our clients. Instead he says, why not use XHTML to prototype our design work.
Read: Prototyping with XHTML
Progressive enhancement with CSS
All you need to know about incorporating progressive enhancement into your work is covered in great detail and depth in this great article from A List Apart. Just how do we cater for users of older browsers without compromising our designs for those that use modern standards based browsers? Read on and find out!
Acid3 receptions and misconceptions and do we have a winner?
As you may be aware by now, Google has unleashed it’s Chrome browser which uses Apples webkit rendering engine. According to the Surfing Safari blog, webkit has passed the Acid3 test as set out by the Web Standards Project, but what does this actually mean?
The Future of Web Applications Videos
Carsonified have released online this years sessions from FOWA in London, which you can view at your leisure. So, go make a coffee (or tea) and sit back and enjoy talks from Christian Heilmann, Mark Zuckerberg and Kevin Rose to name a few!
Accessible Forms using WCAG 2.0
It’s coming so take a peak and get used to what we will be working with in the very near future!
Blue Beanie Day 2
If you are passionate about web standards, then why not join in ‘Blue Beanie Day’ on Friday November the 28th and show your allegiance! All you have to do is get your picture taken wearing a blue beanie then switch your profile picture in Facebook, Twitter, etc… and post your result on the Blue Beanie Day 2008 photo group at Flickr.
You can also join the Facebook Group and view the photos from last years ‘event’.
Designing for Dyslexia
One of my colleagues at work this week was looking for some insight for how do we design websites/content for individuals for dyslexia. Luckily enough, an article that came into my RSS Feed written by Roger Johansson pointed me in the right direction.
Read: Designing for Dyselxics
15 Helpful In-Browser Web Development Tools
Does what it says on the er.. tin!