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  • Blog Post: Microsoft donates JavaScript materials to Web Platform Docs

    As part of our ongoing commitment to the Webplatform.org project, Microsoft today announced that we have donated over 400 pages of JavaScript reference materials to help seed that area of the documentation. Here's the mail that I sent to the members of the community: To date, JavaScript remains one...
  • Blog Post: Findings from O'Reilly's Web 2.0 Expo

    I attended O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco of March 28-April 1 (approx. 2k attendees). The conference is billed as something that “showcases the latest Web 2.0 business models, development paradigms, products, and design strategies for the builders of the next-generation Web...
  • Blog Post: Last Call Working Drafts in the W3C

    Paul Cotton, one of the three chairs of the HTML Working Group at the W3C, recently sent out mail reminding the HTML WG that there were a number of specifications written within other working groups that were issued as Last Call Working Drafts (LCWD). The specs getting to this stage (and the working...
  • Blog Post: IE9 and I were in the news yesterday

    Just a surreal feeling. When I came into the office yesterday, there was mail from a coleague who said I should take a look at the article on CNN , talking about IE9. When I got there, I saw this: And although Microsoft certainly hasn't committed to it [HTML5], Eliot Graff, an IE lead technical...
  • Blog Post: Duke U Press Goes Online

    The e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection includes online access to at least 100 news scholarly books published by Duke Universty Press in the humanities and social sciences in a calendar year. With the purchase of the current year's titles in the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection, libraries will also receive...
  • Blog Post: Facebook Is Going Back to School

    This article is from PC World : A small start-up company called Inigral is trying to bring back some student-centric functionality to Facebook with one of the first enterprise applications for the social network. The new application is called Schools and will allow students to view their courses via...
  • Blog Post: Pen Attention - Highlights Your Pen Cursor for Presentations

    Kenrick, an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Alaska Anchorage, posted a blog entry in which he highlights something he calls "PenAttention." It's a little add-in he created that creates a sort of halo around the pen cursor. Usually, the cursor looks like the tip of a pen....
  • Blog Post: Have I Mentioned MIX?

    If you don't know about it by now, it's probably too late to get a ticket, but MIX08 takes place March 5-7 in Las Vegas. But if you're a web developer, you probably already knew that, too. Although it may be too late to attend in person, MIX08 will have tons of content up on its main website and also...
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