Weekend Links — CSS & Multiple Background Images, Programming Book Profits, PHP HTTP Class, MooTools 1.2, IE8’s New Meta Tag, and Domain Tasting

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Multiple Background: Oh, What a Beautiful Thing

The CSS3 spec allows for multiple background images for a selector. I've been waiting for this for soooo long. This should clear up a lot of DIVitis.

http://css.dzone.com/news/multiple-backgrounds-oh-what-beautiful-thing

Programming Book Profits

I've often wondered how much money the authors of programming books get. I've always assumed that when you get a book published, you're officially a rock star...apparently not. jQuery's John Resig discusses his profits and clears up some misconceptions.

http://ejohn.org/blog/programming-book-profits/

HTTP Class For PHP

A really easy to use class for connecting to URLs -- I look forward to playing with this one more.

http://www.phpfour.com/blog/2008/01/20/php-http-class/

9 Web Design No Nos for the Newbie

I see people making these mistakes all the time. People: read this and stop doing these things!

http://bitsonewmedia.com/show.php?id=124

MooTools 1.2 Beta 2

Moo 1.2 is getting closer and closer -- sweet! Beta 2 is now out -- try it and report any issues.

http://blog.mootools.net/2008/1/16/mootools-1-2-beta-2

Defending PHP

PHP's frequently getting hated on and we're tired of it! Jimbo defends PHP.

http://jimbojw.com/wiki/index.php?title=Defending_PHP

Opera, Mozilla and Safari React to IE's Solution for Browser Compatibility Issues

When I saw news of this new IE Meta Tag, my heart sunk. More problems, more problems, more problems -- and a lot of other think so too. Microsoft: adhere to standards and you wont run into these problems.

http://operawatch.com/news/2008/01/opera-mozilla-and-safari-react-to-ies-solution-for-browser-compatibility-issues.html

Google to Kill Domain Tasting

Google's implementing a new policy for AdSense which will prevent domain tasters from using Google's ad network. Thank you Google!

http://blog.domaintools.com/2008/01/google-to-kill-domain-tasting/

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Discussion

  1. Thanks for the link, David.

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