Weekend Links – Browsers of 2009, Realities of Designing Websites, CSS Tricks Videos, JavaScript Library Loading Speed, Comment Spam Blocker

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The Browsers of 2009

John Resig makes his predictions on what the browser market will be in the year 2009. Don't we all need Firefox to simply take over?

http://css.dzone.com/news/browsers-2009

10 Realities of Designing Websites for Clients

A great article about designing a website for clients and the pitfalls that come with it. As professionals it's our job to give direction on all aspects of the project but some clients just don't want to listen.

http://vandelaydesign.com/blog/design/designing-for-clients/

CSS Tricks Videos

Chris put together a 3-video series on how you take a Photoshop file, chop it apart, and make the image into a XTHML/CSS page. Worth the time for any budding Web Designer!

http://css-tricks.com/videos/

Javascript Library Loading Speed

jQuery's John Resig questions JavaScript library loading statistics published by the PBWiki team, citing major loopholes and inconsistencies.

http://ejohn.org/blog/library-loading-speed/

How I Built an Effective Blog Comment Spam Blocker

Jonathan Snook created a comment spam blocker for his blog from scratch. Really interesting read on his "points" system in evaluating each comment.

http://snook.ca/archives/other/effective_blog_comment_spam_blocker/

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    CSS pointer-events

    The responsibilities taken on by CSS seems to be increasingly blurring with JavaScript. Consider the -webkit-touch-callout CSS property, which prevents iOS's link dialog menu when you tap and hold a clickable element. The pointer-events property is even more JavaScript-like, preventing: click actions from doing...

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