By (author unknown) on February 9, 2011
I’ve been getting madder and madder about the increasing use of dorky web
links; for example,
twitter.com/timbray has become
Others have too; see
Breaking the Web with hash-bangs
Going Postel. It dawns on me
that a word of explanation might be in order for those who normally don’t
worry about all the bits and pieces lurking inside a Web address.
Launch (Ftrain.com) — Brace yourself for the initial angry wave of criticism: why wasn’t I consulted?
By Preoccupations on January 7, 2011
By Bradford Cross on January 5, 2011
We can learn a massive amount about people from their interactions on the internet. What kinds of products can we build now that we have this capability?
When I started thinking about these products, someone told me that he thinks personalization is bad for democracy. At first I thought that notion was absurd – after all, it is not as if the Fox News enthusiasts are out buying copies of Marx's works in order to broaden their view.
later still: aw crap, my giant brain is back up but it turns out it’s full of terrible things uploaded by strangers that can not be unseen
By (author unknown) on December 6, 2010
By Jeffrey Zeldman on November 10, 2010
I’M ON FACEBOOK. I want to see everything I supposedly “like” and prune the list of things I don’t. There should be a page where I can do this—that’s UX Design 101—but instead there’s just a sidebar box on my profile page showing a rotating, random sampling of liked items. The box is fine as an outward-facing device: on my profile page, it gives visitors a teasing hint of some of the cool stuff a deep guy like me digs. But inward-facing-wise, as a tool for me to manage my likes, it’s useless.
By Maile Ohye on November 3, 2010
Webmaster Level: All
So today, we’re introducing a module for the Apache HTTP Server called mod_pagespeed to perform many speed optimizations automatically. We’re starting with more than 15 on-the-fly optimizations that address various aspects of web performance, including optimizing caching, minimizing client-server round trips and minimizing payload size. We’ve seen mod_pagespeed reduce page load times by up to 50% (an average across a rough sample of sites we tried) — in other words, essentially speeding up websites by about 2x, and sometimes even faster.
Here are a few simple optimizations that are a pain to do manually, but that mod_pagespeed excels at: