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Learn CSS positioning in Ten Steps March 31, 2006

Posted by rockysays in web 2.0, web design, Web Programming.
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If you don't know your floats from your relatives, this tutorial is for you

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Lightbox JS v2.0 March 30, 2006

Posted by rockysays in web 2.0, web design, Web Programming.
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Following on from yesterday's nice, simple CSS image gallery comes something a bit more sophisticated; Lokesh Dakar's Lightbox JS v2.0. Very swish

PS1 – What did it ever do for us? March 30, 2006

Posted by rockysays in general, news, videogames.
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Sony are ceasing production of PS1 after eleven years (to be honest, I thought they already had), and to mark the occasion The Guardian's games blog is looking back at how Sony changed the videogaming landscape with the original PlayStation

Excellent CSS image gallery March 29, 2006

Posted by rockysays in general, niceness, inspiration, web 2.0, web design, Web Programming.
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A super light-weight (8kb) image gallery that uses nothing but CSS. Very nice.

Boomerang thrown away, boomerang not coming back etc etc March 23, 2006

Posted by rockysays in general, videogames.
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boomerang.jpgVarious boomerang puns are doing the rounds online today as Sony have confirmed that the PS3 controller design they revealed last year has been ditched, with the final design to be unveiled at E3 in May. Maybe Sony decided they liked one of these designs more

What is this thing called inspiration? March 23, 2006

Posted by rockysays in general, hmm...interesting, niceness, inspiration.
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A very interesting article on the Guardian website. Although I do kind of think that somethings are just un-quantifiable, inspiration being one of them

20 rules of smart and successful web development March 21, 2006

Posted by rockysays in general, web 2.0, web design, Web Programming.
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An interesting read, although I’d call them guidelines rather than rules; it is only one person’s opinion, after all.

Here comes the Internet! March 20, 2006

Posted by rockysays in general, hmm...interesting, Television, web design, Web Programming.
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A 1972 documentary on ARPANET, the origins of the Internet. Hmm…interesting

LIFE COMES AT YOU FAST March 17, 2006

Posted by rockysays in Flash, general, hmm...interesting, niceness, inspiration.
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This is a nice little idea (from Nationwide Insurance, of all people). Post a picture with a suitably momentous headline, and it could be displayed on the Nationwide Billboard in Times Square NY. There’s also a live webcam of Times Square, so you can see if and when your picture is used.

PS3 to be launched worldwide in November, PSP gets price cut & Flash compatibility March 15, 2006

Posted by rockysays in Flash, general, news, videogames.
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This might be bad news for Japan who were clinging to hopes they would get Sony’s next console some time in Spring as initially proposed, but for us in the UK who were facing a rumoured 2007 release, this is pretty good news.

If Sony get their release strategy right, it would be a great PR victory over Microsoft. Little Ken could blather on about how they’ve learned from the mistakes MS made with the 360 and so on and so forth.

Apparently the basic unit will ship with a 60GB hard drive and will be fully backwards compatible with both PS1 and PS2. I kind of get the feeling that these little slithers of information have been specifically picked (I’m sure they could tell us more if they wanted to) in direct response to the challenge from the XBox360. Well, it works for me – I was seriously considering buying a 360 in the next few weeks (for once in my life I’ve got some spare cash), but now I’m not so sure.

Oh, and not forgetting the PSP, apparently a “base unit” will be available in Europe from March 22nd for 199 Euro (about £140). US gamers will get the base unit for $199 from the end of the month. Still no news on a new and improved PSP with built-in Flash memory though, but apparently there’s an EyeToy style camera peripheral on its way and a video voice-over-IP service to accompany it. And one announcement that should be of interest to Flash developers everywhere is that a forthcoming software update for the PSP will enable Flash compatibility. That’s due in Spring, apparently (although we know what happened last time Sony mentioned a Spring release)