Weekend Links – Good Web Design, CSS Working Group, Body ID, IE8 Acid2, DOMAssistant 2.5, Google Analytics, Wii Opera SDK

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9 Essential Principals For Good Web Design

PSDTuts has authored an article every Web Designer should read.

http://psdtuts.com/designing-tutorials/9-essential-principles-for-good-web-design/

CSS Unworking Group

Andy Clarke's not happy with the CSS Working Group and has called for them to be disbanded.

http://www.stuffandnonsense.co.uk/malarkey/more/css_unworking_group/

ID Your Body For Greater CSS Control and Specificity

Adding an ID attribute to an HTML document's body can allow more CSS control.

http://css-tricks.com/id-your-body-for-greater-css-control-and-specificity/

IE8 Passes Acid2 Test, Web Standards Project Dies of Shock

In other news, hell has frozen over and Windows has gone open source...

http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2007/12/20/ie8-passes-acid2-test-web-standards-project-dies-of-shock/

DOMAssistant 2.5 Released

Another framework with an outstanding new release.

http://www.robertnyman.com/2007/12/17/domassistant-25-released-css-selector-support-new-ajax-methods-and-more-goodies-added/

mapper.js

mapper.js allows you to highlight specific areas on an image map.

http://www.netzgesta.de/mapper/

Wii Opera SDK

A Wii SDK has been created, so now your website can support video game consoles.

http://hullbreachonline.com/wii/sdk.html

New Google Analytics API / DataSource

This CakePHP class allows you to connect to Google Analytics and retrieve your account's information.

http://www.thinkingphp.org/2007/12/18/new-google-analytics-api/

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