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unitone said:

Learn how to make websites using open standards and best practices for web development https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/learn

unitone said:

John Resig, Mozilla JavaScript Evangelist and creator and lead developer of jQuery, is moving full-time to Khan Academy: http://ejohn.org/blog/next-steps-in-2011/ P.S.: jQuery 1.6 released http://blog.jquery.com/2011/05/03/jquery-16-released/

unitone said:

Alternative approach to HTML5's placeholder behavior for keeping a hint in place when the input box is focused: http://robertnyman.com/2011/05/02/html5-placeholder-and-an-alternative-approach-introducing-roberts-playground/

unitone said:

CSS best practices are killing insane massive website developers! http://www.stubbornella.org/content/2011/04/28/our-best-practices-are-killing-us/

unitone said:

"root em" for consistent and predictable CSS3 font-size units in all browsers: http://snook.ca/archives/html_and_css/font-size-with-rem

unitone said:

WebID as a potential solution for broken login and identity on the Web: http://vimeo.com/22947088

unitone said:

"320 and Up" tiny screen stylesheet prevents mobile devices from downloading desktop assets: http://stuffandnonsense.co.uk/projects/320andup/

unitone said:

Gradient-Scanner is a web-based tool for generating cross-browser CSS3 gradients from source raster files like mock images: http://gradient-scanner.com/

unitone said:

Smart techniques to improve HTML5, CSS3, and DOM performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_O9_C2ZjoA

unitone said:

$23,698,655.93 book for sale! Reverse engineering a ridiculously priced book on Amazon: http://www.michaeleisen.org/blog/?p=358 Priceless hacked analysis, for science: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2475854

unitone said:

"How to date a Japanese girl?" Listen to Zoe Chace explain how content farms operate, and how Google rates their content: http://www.npr.org/2011/04/22/135625124/google-tweak-s-algorithm-to-spot-content-farms

unitone said:

Use native HTML buttons and benefit from robust accessibility support: http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/2011/04/html5-accessibility-chops-just-use-a-button/