A few days back I was perusing the ESPN.com source code when I found the following snippet of code:
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="900" />
Use of meta refresh is discouraged by the W3C, since unexpected refresh can disorient users. Meta refresh also impairs the web browser's "back" button in some browsers (including Internet Explorer 6 and before), although most modern browsers compensate for this (Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer 7).
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...
Usability is a key feature when creating user interfaces; it's all in the details. I was recently using my iPhone and it dawned on my how awesome the "x" icon is in its input elements. No holding the delete key down. No pressing it a...