Improved unobtrusive linked select boxes

Michael Bridgen wrote “Here's a problem that crops up regularly in Web interfaces: having a dropdown whose available options depend on another dropdown.”

Web Development with Python

Tom Berger wrote “For a new web project we're working on, we wanted to use a dynamic environment. We've resolved to use Python, a language we feel very comfortable with, and I went to test several pythonic web components, in particular the stuff that gets bundled with TurboGears and web.py.”

DLAs, mashups and canapes

Mike Rowlands wrote “TV Chefs and blogs have had it — networking evenings and portals are back Last Thursday I went to and event titled Digital Lifestyle Aggregators at the ever so posh BT Centre and learnt three things about this latest web 2.0 trend Digital Content Aggregation is when you present a load of different content sources…”

Managing CSS: part 1, Factoring

Michael Bridgen wrote “In these days of semantic markup, liquid three column layouts and image replacement it’s quite evident that using CSS is just not as simple as it promises to be. There’s not only the flow and box models to internalise, but the numerous quirks in how browsers implement them, and the constraints imposed by accessibility guidelines,…”

Coming to an Interweb near you

Michael Bridgen wrote “Schmoogle, the search engine for finding industry events. Really, this is imminent, if not already extant …”

Small and healthily skeptical is good

Michael Bridgen wrote “Tim Malbon says he’s pleased to be involved in this Web thing, but appears to conflate lack of full assimilation with brain-washing. One can be a tiny bundle of techno-lust and not believe that successive versions of the Web will lead directly to a shiny new future. Posting photos to Flickr (Web2.0) seems like something…”

E4X and the DOM

Tom Berger wrote “Reading through tonyg’s recent post I came across something i haven’t yet seen in use – inline XML within Javascript code. E4X, it seems, has landed. It is now available by default in Firefox and Rhino – other implementation will surely follow. E4X, shorthand for ECMAScript for XML is a nice language extension to Javascript…”