Weekend Links – Facebook Instant Messenger, Developer’s Work Environment, CSS Lists, MooTools Snippely, Regular Expressions
Facebook To Launch Instant Messaging Service
I think Facebook IM could take a huge chunk of AOL's IM users, especially the younger crowd. AOL really has nothing to integrate with, while integrating Facebook IM with their profiles service could be extremely useful. Leaving AIM wont break my heart.
Creating a Great Workplace For Developers
This place sounds like an awesome place to work. A four day week sounds great to me! So does sending employees to top conferences! Make sure to read the comments here too.
The Amazing LI: Using CSS and Unordered Lists
I've made it clear that I think that oftentimes lists are used when they don't need to be. Why use a bunch of UL/LI code when you can simply use CSS' "display:block;"? I don't get it.
MooTools developers Tom and Valerio have created a sweet Adobe AIR-based program to save and organize code snippets for later use. It's extremely useful and fun to use -- try it!
Solving Algebraic Equations Using Regular Expressions
Using RegEx's to solve algebraic equations is a novel idea -- I don't know if I'd use this, but I'd never seen this before.
As much as developers now loathe Flash, we're still playing a bit of catch up to natively duplicate the animation capabilities that Adobe's old technology provided us. Of course we have canvas, an awesome technology, one which I highlighted 9 mind-blowing demos. Another technology available...
CSS animations are a lot of fun; the beauty of them is that through many simple properties, you can create anything from an elegant fade in to a WTF-Pixar-would-be-proud effect. One CSS effect somewhere in between is the CSS flip effect, whereby there's...
Box shadows have been used on the web for quite a while, but they weren't created with CSS -- we needed to utilize some Photoshop game to create them. For someone with no design talent, a.k.a me, the need to use Photoshop sucked. Just because we...
One thing I love about love about Safari on the iPhone is that Safari provides a darkened background effect when you click a link. It's the most subtle of details but just enforces than an action is taking place. So why not implement that...