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Flash Tenth Anniversary September 5, 2006

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Flash has now been around, in one form another, for ten years. So Adobe, who have had almost nothing to do with the development and growth of the Flash format, are marking the occasion

Aptana – The Web IDE July 31, 2006

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Aptana - The Web IDE
This looks interesting; a free, open source, cross-platform Web Development app. I’ll be downloading it and trying it out over the next few days, so I’ll be sure to report back on how I get on

Ultimate Web Developer List July 17, 2006

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Loads of good CSS links, cheat sheets and other stuff

Ted Nelson, Information Technology Pioneer May 10, 2006

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Ted Nelson
Last night I went to the Inaugural Roy Stringer Lecture at FACT in Liverpool. The lecture was given by Ted Nelson, founder of the Xanadu project and the man who coined the term "hypertext".

It was certainly an interesting evening; Ted stated that interactive software is "a branch of movie making", in the sense that both media consist of "events on the screen that affect the heart and mind of the viewer". Expanding on this he compared the OS GUIs of Mac and Windows systems, describing Steve Jobs as a very good movie director, and Bill Gates as a traffic cop. He suggested that anyone in the field of creating & developing interactive software should not study C# and CSS, but should instead look to the work of Orson Welles and Walt Disney (perhaps not too surprising, considering the apparent disdain he has for 'techies').

Naturally, he discussed the Xanadu project at length and the concept of transclusion (what a great word). As impressive as his idealism was though, you just can't ignore the fact that it's Tim Berners-Lee's vision that has brought the Internet into mainstream, everyday use, and not Ted Nelson's.

He's got a point about Bill Gates though. 

Learn CSS positioning in Ten Steps March 31, 2006

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If you don't know your floats from your relatives, this tutorial is for you

Lightbox JS v2.0 March 30, 2006

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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

Excellent CSS image gallery March 29, 2006

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A super light-weight (8kb) image gallery that uses nothing but CSS. Very nice.

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

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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

The Chaos of Joshua Davis March 6, 2006

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He’s a punk, a provocateur, the bad boy of Web design. They call him the Jackson Pollock of the Internet age. He calls them a few choice four-letter words. But everyone from BMW to the Tate Modern wants a piece of him.