Will IE8 finally rid us of IE6?

IE8 was officially released on March 19th, 2009. Marking a great day for people begging for the deprecation of IE6. As of the 5th of April, IE8 was up to 3+% and based on IE8’s speed, standard support, and security, I’m hoping this trend continues upward, displacing IE6 which is showing ~22%. (Source: gs.statcounter.com) IE8

Congress, Camera, Click

A new bill introduced by New York representative Peter King (Republican, you guessed it), will require all camera cell phones to make a clicking noise when they take a picture. Nobody seems to think that we need this bill. And there seem to be a number of flaws with it. Firstly, cameras can still take

Dynamic Fading Menu Post Redux

Looks like the post that I wrote back in January is becoming more popular lately: Saw some examples here: http://snook.ca/technical/jquery-bg/ and here: http://www.alistapart.com/articles/sprites2 I hope that as ui programmers move forward with these new effects, there is an effort to keep these effects clean. I always like to avoid the carnival look whenever possible.

iPhone in Vermont

It is ridiculous that the iPhone is still not here. Verizon bought Unicel for $2.67 billion and a major part of the deal was a swap between AT&T and Verizon Wireless. Yet the Vermont Lawmakers say that this deal would exclude Windsor, Windham, and Bennington. AT&T could now potentially walk away from the deal all

jQuery 1.5 Beta

http://jquery.com As I continue to try to keep my systems up to date with the new features of jQuery 1.2.3, the jQuery team is hard at work releasing jQuery 1.5 beta. Looks like there is quite a bit more support for the sortables, drag and drop, and my particular favorite the slider. I hope to

Dynamic Fading Mouse Overs

Mouse overs are fun and help indicate available actions but, is there any way to spruce them up? Transitions really help add polish to an application or site. One idea is a fading mouse over, so that the button gradually reaches a pressed state. I set this menu up accordingly to create this. The menu