:Archive Of September 2003:

Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 - 10:06 PM -

Darn, that's really cool. I gotta look at this more closely later, but that's no reason you shouldn't right now. inknoise's css layout-o-matic.

- 2:23 AM -

"those who may have ample time with no money or rich but too busy should come and see, hear, the sounds with their own c.d. or disks. (admission: jp800 yen per day) open at am8:00 untill am2:00 requested a call in advance" Gallery WE13A. Holy, holy cow. Click those "entire view" buttons up on the left.

Thurday, Sep 25, 2003 - 2:56 PM -

Tell yer friends: Rory of speedysnail.com writes that due to ISP overlord insanity he's lost incoming mail and control of his site. He'll deal with it when he gets back from Tasmania. Meanwhile, hold your mail & don't be surprised to see the site to go 404 for a bit.

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 - 2:56 PM -

Here we go. Byron points out fawny's good little read on International Compliant Style. This is what I've been calling Schiphol style.

When people get into CSS they naturally learn about accessibility. That's because however little they thought about accessibility before, they find they can't figure out CSS until they go right back and read all those introductory chapters on HTML that they'd skipped. And then they find out what the W3C really means for you to be able to do, and they're hooked, because it's a pretty groovy bunch of concepts. The web isn't just a CRT paintbox.

So we've got a lot people playing with CSS and accessibility at the same time, and we're initially getting a lot of Schiphol style as a result. I like Schiphol, both for airports and web pages, but there's so much more.

Remember when Hotwired was new? When it knocked our eyes out with colour and shape and a textural depth? That's where to go with CSS now. It's overdue. Start again with the question, "What does a web page look like?" The web isn't fucking print. Don't stop at glorified letterhead.

(For those who like the the name game, note that I-C Style and Schiphol relate to what Curt Cloninger called HTMinimaLism.)

Monday, Sep 22, 2003 - 5:45 PM -

One to watch: Ask Slashdot: Fulfilling the Promise of XML-based Office Suites?

"Almost a year ago Tim Bray of XML fame said 'when the huge universe of MS Office documents becomes available for processing by any programmer with a Perl script and a bit of intelligence, all sorts of wonderful new things can be invented that you and I can't imagine.' ..."

It's fresh, so there are few comments right now, but I want to remember to return later. I can't say I've drank the koolaide yet, but I'm definitely XML-curious.

Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 - 11:57 PM -

Because no one expects the stealth disco.

- 12:54 AM -

Yanobe Kenji, the Atom Suit & more. Greg Brotherton, Brotron Labs.

Saturday, Sep 13, 2003 - 1:11 AM -

Now that was a good read. Nice review of the group by Shirky.

Otherwhere, I'm about five pounds of coffee through the book rewrite. That, and I keep finding again and again and again that I love multiple monitors. I had no idea it would be this good. I mean like dude!, you just have to forget imagining it and try it. It's akin to getting broadband. You never, ever want to go back.

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