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.
I work with an awesome cast of developers at Mozilla, and one of them in Daniel Buchner. Daniel's shared with me an awesome strategy for detecting when nodes have been injected into a parent node without using the deprecated DOM Events API....
Note: This post has been updated.
One of my huge web peeves is when an element has click events attached to it but the element doesn't sport the "pointer" cursor. I mean how the hell is the user supposed to know they can/should click on...
Last week I covered a smooth, subtle MooTools effect called Kwicks. Another great MooTools creation is the Accordion, which acts like...wait for it...an accordion! Now I've never been a huge Weird Al fan so this is as close to playing an accordion as...