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Archive for November, 2005

Extending Safari

Monday, November 14th, 2005

In my ongoing search for the elusive “perfect browser”, I have been back and forth a bit lately. I’ve gone from Safari 2.0 (a very fast and elegant browser), to Firefox (for the zillionth time), to Flock, back to Firefox, over to Camino and am now back with Safari. Here’s why:

Fitting design to content, not content to design

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

For those that didn’t catch the heads-up on 456 Berea St, what a magnificent article by Chris at Wait till I come!. Chris notes how difficult it actually was, in the early days of the web, to build and maintain table-based websites that worked across browsers — and how (contrary to what some of the old-school diehards would have us believe) building websites using Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) layouts is not any more difficult, once you accept CSS for what it is.

He makes the very pertinent point that the design should fit around the content, not the content be made to fit into our designs.

Windows Live

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

I’m not fond of Microsoft but the new Windows Live Beta, which is a Web 2.0 application, looks like it will be good when there’s full browser support.Tim O’Reilly says:Windows Live is described as Internet-based personal services, centered on the individual, focused on communication, information, and protection.In general, I like the way Web 2.0 is heading.