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December 16 asides

Pixar: 25 Years of Animation I really need to get my butt over to the Oakland Museum of California to see this exhibition, before it ends on January 9, 2011. CNET Webware: Firefox 4 release slips to 2011 CNET News photo gallery: Tesla opens doors to electric auto factory

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Google and Apple show us what HTML5 has in store for our everyday web experiences

The Google Chrome team has released “20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web,” a “book” fashioned entirely in HTML5 which shows off some of the things you can do with the latest tags and technologies behind the new standard. The book itself is a pretty good primer for anyone who doesn’t know much […]

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November 12 asides

Better Facebook A user script which adds a lot of customizable functionality and gives you a lot of control over your Facebook experience. User scripts are small add-ons to your browser. You’ll need to have the Greasemonkey add-on installed first. Rolling Stone: The case for Obama CNET: IE9 the best browser? Not so fast More […]

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Early look at Firefox’s upcoming new tab manager

I, for one, am looking forward to Firefox’s new tab manager, Panorama. It will be rolled into the next major rev of the browser, Firefox 4, which is currently in public beta.

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August 13 asides

Happy Friday the 13th! Wired: Why Google Became A Carrier-Humping, Net Neutrality Surrender Monkey I have to say Google has really screwed this one up. I’m really disappointed. HTML Boilerplate A CSS, HTML, and JavaScript base template set that includes a comprehensive CSS reset, IE 6 and 7 fixes, PNG fix, mobile support, print support, […]

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Thursday Top 5

45 Beautiful Motion Blur Photos [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPelkGNjY5c] As if being a sports mascot wasn’t bad enough History of the browser user-agent stringAaron Andersen explains one of the many reasons why web developers get grumpy. Blogging from 25,000 feetVirgin introduces in-flight Wifi. Holy zeppelin!Airship Ventures offers rides over the Bay Area in a real zeppelin, taking off […]

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Browser testing your web design

An important part of web design and development is getting the pages to display nearly identically in all the major browsers (and minor ones too). These online services allow you to perform cross-browser and cross-OS compatibility tests. Litmus (formerly SiteVista)Definitely my favorite. Excellent interface and functionality. And unlike most others, Litmus offers full-length screenshots of […]

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Add search engines to your browser

If you’re a Firefox user (or IE7 I’m told), you can search YouTube, Wikipedia, LinkedIn, Amazon, IMDb, several dictionaries, and even the global Whois database directly from Firefox by installing simple add-on extensions. “Search box add-ons” are not to be confused with “toolbars,” which — while sometimes useful — generally add more functionality than just […]

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How to run multiple copies of (the same version of) Firefox

For the longest time, while using Firefox 1.x I was able to run two or more copies of the application at the same time. This was useful for partitioning my work and protecting it from being lost if there was a FF crash (which there were a lot of in the later Firefox 1.x days). […]

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