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links for 2009-12-01

  • I strongly believe that to achieve the best design that I can, I should design to the best browser I can, not to the lowest common denominator or the most widely installed. Your benchmark browser may be different, but mine is Safari 4, not simply because I use a Mac but because its Webkit rendering engine is the heart of so many desktop and mobile browsers. Using Safari 4 (or any up-to-date Webkit based browser, the design looks exactly as I intended, complete with elements that I styled with border-radius, CSS generated gradients and shadows and RGBa.
  • HTML5 is a specification for how the web's core language, HTML, should be formatted and utilized to deliver text, images, multimedia, web apps, search forms, and anything else you see in your browser. In some ways, it's mostly a core set of standards that only web developers really need to know. In other ways, it's a major revision to how the web is put together. Not every web site will use it, but those that do will have better support across modern desktop and mobile browsers (that is, everything except Internet Explorer).
  • Helsinki public energy company Helsingin Energia will recycle heat from a new data center to help generate energy and deliver hot water for the Finnish capital city, it said on Monday.

    The recycled heat from the data center, being built by IT and telecom services company Academica, could add about 1 percent to the total energy generated by Helsingin Energia's system in the summer, according to Juha Sipilä, project manager at Helsingin Energia.

    "What's important is that we use the resources we have efficiently, and don't waste energy," said Sipilä, who sees this project as a way to prove the technology works and pave the way for use on a larger scale.

    (tags: datacenters)
  • Intranets Live is a unique online intranet show from IBF. Going out live on the first Tuesday of every month, it’s unmissable for anyone who works with intranets, portals and information workplaces.

    * Go on exclusive live tours of the world’s best intranets
    * Hear from top intranet managers and industry experts
    * Discover the latest trends and new technologies before anyone else
    * Get involved in lively discussions with your peers worldwide
    * Join live or access the archive later – you decide

    (tags: intranet)
  • Everyone has been going on about how we should use CSS3 more and all of the possibilities and flexibility that come with it, but that we should still consider IE6 and other troubling browsers.

    But how do we actually do that? How do we create websites that are up to date with the latest coding techniques but that are also usable for people experiencing the Web on Internet Explorer?

    In this article, we’ll see what measures we can take to provide a good experience for IE users but keep moving on. We will mainly focus on the CSS part but will also provide some handy tips on dealing with overall markup.

  • "The real challenge for every industry today is learning to create thick value — value that makes society smarter, healthier, authentically better off."
  • Perch is a really little content management system for when you (or your clients) need to edit content without the hassle of setting up a big CMS.

    Perch costs £35 (+ VAT where applicable) as a one-off unrestricted license cost per website. Perch runs on your own server and there are no ongoing monthly costs.

  • Every day you visit one of them. The pages, which don’t exist any longer, have moved to a new server or have never existed at all. Once you’ve missed your intended destination, either through a bad or outdated link, or a typo in the page you were hoping to reach, you’ll hopefully get an internal error message from the server. However, by default these messages aren’t that helpful – after all, you are looking for the information, not for the reason you can’t find this information.
  • This is applicable to WordPress but much of the information is applicable to any CMS
  • Welcome to the world of the Error 404 page. You’ve requested a page — either by typing a URL directly into the address bar or clicking on an out-of-date link and you’ve found yourself in the middle of cyberspace nowhere. A user-friendly website will give you a helping hand while many others will simply do nothing, relying on the browser’s built-in ability to explain what the problem is. We can do better than that, can’t we?
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