On March 13, Adobe unexpectedly added a chapter to the story of the fading of the PC, when it announced that it would be closing down its BrowserLab service effective… March 13.
A Blog Apart
Some site improvements (you can now log out at will—go nuts).
A fantastic new primer on the fundamentals of using CSS for layout.
We know people are reading “longform” content—articles of more than around 1,500 words—on all kinds of screens. But what should we do about it? Nicole Jones explores how we can “make readers comfortable, no matter what they’re reading or what device they use.”
Google has admitted that its WebM video code (which they released as a free and open alternative to H.264) infringes on existing patents, meaning they will have to start paying licensing fees, and WebM is therefore by definition neither "free" nor "open."
The energy it takes to send a tweet generates .02 grams of CO2.1 With 500 million tweets sent daily, a total of 10 metic tons of CO2 are emitted per day. Track the carbon footprint of a hashtag on Tweet Farts, a serious site with a silly name, launched today by David Bellona and Tash Wong.
Ben Kamens, lead developer at Khan Academy breaks down the clever method Amazon.com uses to prevent their drop-down menus from misfiring when users move their cursor to the revealed submenu—without introducing any delays.
Some thoughts on how to communicate accessibility best practices by Eric Eggert
In this 60-minute Big Web Show design podcast, Scott Jehl (jQuery Mobile, Filament Group, Designing With Progressive Enhancement) and Jeffrey Zeldman (A List Apart, Designing With Web Standards) discuss emerging best practices and contentious memes in our increasingly complex, multi-device design world.
There's no shortage of companies exploring multi-device solutions for the Web — some are even sharing data about the impact.