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Weekly Web Design Roundup (23 February 2010)

Tuesdays are for looking at colors and pretty posts:

Between other work, I've been working on a nameplate site. As there aren't any clients except myself, I've decided to use HTML5 and CSS3 - so it's been an interesting learning experience.

Both new specs are still in flux, and both have their impressive elements, and their rather confusing parts. Hopefully they'll iron out the wrinkles and they'll fulfil their potential. Right now it seems like it could go either way.

Of course, I still want my site to degrade gracefully for older browsers that can't handle HTML5 and CSS3, and dealing with Internet Explorer's (5, 5.5, 6, 7 and 8) weak points and idiosyncracies is always 90% of the battle.. even more so with things like CSS3's transparency and shadow options.

It's almost done now, so it's the home stretch of testing and bug fixing. But in a spare moment I at least had time to update the tomdot twitter background.


Weekly Web Design Roundup (January 26 2010)

I'm currently trying to wrap my head around HTML5. I can't quite work out if it's a great leap forward, or just a confusing over-complication. Also working on my nameplate site and the site connected to this blog. In the meantime:

Posted from Diigo.


Sunday Web Design Roundup (06 Dec 09)

Sunday is for roundups of things I've been looking at this week. Mostly catching up on HTML5 and CSS3.

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.