Monthly Archives: October 2008

The DO Lectures | 4th – 8th September 2008

Inspirational videos:

“The Do lectures are all about getting a handful of speakers together in one place, in the hope that they may inspire you to go Do something. To give you the tools and the desire to change the things you care about.”

(From The DO Lectures | 4th – 8th September 2008.)

paulhammond.org: Conditional classnames

Interesting use of conditional comments:

If you use this HTML:

<!--[if IE ]>
  <body class="ie">
<![endif]-->
<!--[if !IE]>-->
  <body>
<!--<![endif]-->

with CSS that looks something like:

div.foo {
    color: inherit;
}
.ie div.foo {
    color: #ff8000;

then you get all of the advantages of using conditional comments to work around problems in Internet Explorer, without the extra HTTP request of an IE-only stylesheet.

(From paulhammond.org: Conditional classnames.)

Via Twitter (Simon Willison)

Yahoo! Releases OpenID Research (Yahoo! Developer Network Blog)

Interesting finds. This research shows, that OpenID is not yet for everybody and there’s a lot of work to be done to make this technology mass compatible.

“None of the users had heard of OpenID before, and none of them even noticed the OpenID sign-in box displayed below the traditional email/password login form on the site. In many cases, the test subjects entered their Yahoo email address and Yahoo password to try to log in. We had told the test subjects that they could sign into the site using their Yahoo! account without having to register.”

(From Yahoo! Releases OpenID Research (Yahoo! Developer Network Blog).)

New MacBooks

Apple announced newly designed MacBooks today. I think, they look great. I really like the one-piece-look. And as always Apple has a stylish video on their website giving a little insight into the design process: Watch the video.

cabel.name: On Wedding Design

Cabel Sasser on wedding design:

“So, exactly four months ago, I totally got married. This has been a completely great thing, and I highly recommend it. You know, when you’re ready.”

(From cabel.name: On Wedding Design.)