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  • Blog Post: FastClick

    FastClick is handy: FastClick is a simple, easy-to-use library for eliminating the 300ms delay between a physical tap and the firing of a click event on mobile browsers. The aim is to make your application feel less laggy and more responsive while avoiding any interference with your current logic...
  • Blog Post: Unicode Escape Formats

    The escape syntax for Unicode characters in every language, format and notation I've ever seen, and quite a few beyond. Handy.
  • Blog Post: TwitterKeys

    TwitterKeys is a nifty bookmarklet that let's you insert emoticons from a pick list, as long as the target supports UTF-8. Twitter does, though this tool has nothing to do with Twitter per-se. I ♥ TwitterKeys™ so ♛ and mate☺ For those who prefer the browser to Windows' Character Map (charmap.exe) tool...
  • Blog Post: Scott Hanselman's 2009 Tool List

    Excellent round up of utilities, web sites and more for developers and power users. Only thing he missed is TSE :-)
  • Blog Post: rel=shortlink

    Finally! A real solution to end the need for external 'URL shortener' services: I've had a beef with URL shorteners for a long while now for reasons that have been covered ad nauseam (not the least of which being that in addition to adding significant overhead [techcrunch.com] - typically hundreds...
  • Blog Post: HTML 5 Scraps Required Codec(s)

    HTML requires the <IMG> tag; it doesn't dictate requied media types. HTML 5 defines the <VIDEO> tag, but doesn't dictate required codecs. Now . Sure, it would have been nice, but there's nothing close to a compatible codec everyone could agree on - H.264's licensing is an issue for some,...
  • Blog Post: XHTML 2 Cancelled

    The charter for the XHTML2 Working Group — set to expire on December 31st, 2009 and will not be renewed . Hurray! I was never much of a fan of XHTML. HTML was hugely successfully because it was rather loose in what it accepts. Very approachable and modestly forgiving. XHTML was an XML purists delight...
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