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500 hours MS Paint picture

Tuesday, May 24th, 2005

I just stumbled upon a picture on deviantart that was done in MS Paint in 500 hours.

And I thought I waste time. Don’t get me wrong, the skill is amazing and hats off to the man, but why use MS Paint for a job like that?

Unobtrusive JavaScript

Friday, May 20th, 2005

I am very pleased to see the numbers of visitors on my Unobtrusive JavaScript self training course, and I am currently translating it to German. I realised there was no way to leave a comment yet, and going through emails is tiring sooner or later, so let’s start a post here instead. :-)

Chinese enable to stroke a chicken over the web & help the chicken cam!

Friday, May 20th, 2005

I just read this wonderful request for a chicken cam on the list, and I consider it a great idea. I’ll be glad to help with the web site code, granted I can add a Gonzo picture somewhere. :-)

Partly related to that: The chinese have found a way that enables you to stroke a chicken over the web (Ananova). A video of that stunt is available on the republica site in italy.

Netscape 8.0 – the worst of two worlds?

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

It seems that the new Netscape browser does use Firefox as the main engine but renders with the MSIE engine on windows when the “site is relatively safe”, according to Yahoo news.

Does that mean when I want to use the CSS2 support in Firefox and allow Netscape 8 users to see the effects, I also need to send a trojan via some malicious JavaScript?

IE remains the dominant browser, but many users complain of its numerous security vulnerabilities and lack of modern features like tabbed browsing, which lets you visit multiple Web sites without opening multiple browser windows.

Firefox addresses those issues, but some sites won’t work because they’re tailored for IE. The new Netscape, which is only available for Windows PCs, addresses that quandary.

So instead of letting the developers tailoring for IE exclusively feel the impact of their arrogance by losing visitors, we make the browser more forgiving again. Thank you, Netscape! putting a paper catalogue online

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

I just stumbled upon Puma’s online catalogue which is a pretty impressive piece of Flash development. I have seen the script of that book before, but they took it to another level.

All the designers I sent it to got nuts about it, but I am wondering:

  • What do you do when your computer is slow
  • What if you don’t have a mouse?
  • How can you find a certain product?

It is once again a nice branding idea, but there is just no way you can move a tactile experience like flicking through a catalogue online.

Is it just me or does the tiled floor give some impression of someone reading a dirty magazine on the toilet before engaging in other activities?