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unitone said:

Favicon without an .ico file. How to create a favicon by placing image data in the href attribute with data URI scheme: http://davidwalsh.name/blank-favicon RFC2397: http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2397

unitone said:

Create custom CSS styles for any website and share the results with CSS Pivot http://www.csspivot.com/

unitone said:

Hackers managed to create fake SSL certificates for google.com, yahoo.com, mozilla.com, and live.com by compromising a Commodo SSL reseller. The attacks were focused on gathering user credentials. Although discovered on March 16th, the security breach was reported on March 23rd to allow browser vendors to issue security patches. https://blog.torproject.org/blog/detecting-certificate-authority-compromises-and-web-browser-collusion

unitone said:

Historical highlights of webmasters' fight for Google's PageRank, and the collateral damage it caused in the form of search engine spam, comment spam, content farms, link schemes, paid links, and other frowned upon activities: http://www.seobook.com/learn-seo/collateral-damage.php

unitone said:

Pretty CSS transitions with Ceaser, a CSS Easing Animation Tool http://matthewlein.com/ceaser/

unitone said:

Kevin Rose blames digg's problems on "B & C grade developers and their C & D grade friends" http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6120067/Kevin-TWiT.m4v

unitone said:

The final Firebug 1.7.0 is now ready and fully compatible with Firefox 4: https://getfirebug.com/downloads New features and improvements: http://getfirebug.com/wiki/index.php/Firebug_Release_Notes#Firebug_1.7/Firebug_Release_Notes#Firebug_1.7

unitone said:

Firefox 4 released: http://www.mozilla.com/firefox Watch the launch party: http://air.mozilla.com/ Downloads counter: http://glow.mozilla.org/

unitone said:

.xxx adult entertainment domain approved by ICANN. The .xxx TLD is overseen by ICM Registry and .xxx websites would be going live by June or July of this year. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/mar/19/xxx-domain-suffix-adult-entertainment/print

unitone said:

How to set a Google map as the background of your site using CSS properties: http://blog.wadehammes.com/post/3837158298

unitone said:

The Planetarium in HTML5 + CSS3 (Firefox 4, Safari and Chrome) http://mozillademos.org/demos/planetarium/demo.html Source code: https://github.com/littleworkshop/planetarium

unitone said:

Katamari Hack bookmarklet that turns any page into Katamari Damacy http://kathack.com/

unitone said:

ProJect Code Rush - a documentary about the birth of Mozilla http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u404SLJj7ig

unitone said:

CSSWARP is an online tool for generating CSS3 "warped" text (text following an irregular path) using CSS 3D Transforms http://csswarp.eleqtriq.com/