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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    fetch API

    One of the worst kept secrets about AJAX on the web is that the underlying API for it, XMLHttpRequest, wasn't really made for what we've been using it for.  We've done well to create elegant APIs around XHR but we know we can do better.  Our effort to...

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    Vibration API

    Many of the new APIs provided to us by browser vendors are more targeted toward the mobile user than the desktop user.  One of those simple APIs the Vibration API.  The Vibration API allows developers to direct the device, using JavaScript, to vibrate in...

Incredible Demos

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    MooTools onLoad SmoothScrolling

    SmoothScroll is a fantastic MooTools plugin but smooth scrolling only occurs when the anchor is on the same page. Making SmoothScroll work across pages is as easy as a few extra line of MooTools and a querystring variable. The MooTools / PHP Of course, this is a...

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    Facebook Open Graph META Tags

    It's no secret that Facebook has become a major traffic driver for all types of websites.  Nowadays even large corporations steer consumers toward their Facebook pages instead of the corporate websites directly.  And of course there are Facebook "Like" and "Recommend" widgets on every website.  One...

Discussion

  1. Thanks for the link, David.

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