Easy CC Attribution with Open Attribute

Published: February 9, 2011

Open Attribute is a suite of tools that make it simple to copy and paste the correct attribution for any Creative Commons licensed work on the web. Today we released add-ons for Firefox and Chrome that query the metadata around a CC-licensed object and produce a properly formatted attribution that users can copy and paste wherever they need to, in both plain text and RDF.”

Mollyak @ Boing Boing

February 8, 2011

Published: February 8, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

No class tonight!

Ten Things About CSS

Published: February 3, 2011

Learn CSS Positioning in Ten Steps

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The iPadification of the Web

Published: February 1, 2011

Some thoughts from Peter Yared about how the iPad is reshaping web design:

Creators of Web content have poured considerable effort into reinventing their websites as top-down, gorgeously designed experiences for Apple’s tablet and other mobile devices, in the hope that what they give away on the Web might turn into something their audience will pay for as an app.

… There is no question that these new, “iPadified” sites look far better than their Web analogs. If anything, they look more like the mobile versions of websites. And since mobile sites are by definition focused and simplified, they are quite often better experiences. As venture capitalist Fred Wilson noted on his blog, sometimes companies should just use the mobile version of their site as their actual website.

Think about how Web design happens in the real world. Does anyone really care about your mission statement? In a groupthink-friendly marketing meeting, it gets tacked onto the homepage. And then a social-media expert recommends a Facebook plugin and sharing links for a dozen or so popular sites. Then a recommended-content widget to drive more pageviews. Sales wants more ad inventory. (Startups like BrightTag have sprung up purely to manage this mess.)

Against that tide of flashy flotsam comes the iPad. For the smaller screens of mobile devices, hard decisions have to be made, and the crap gets cut. Which raises the question: Why was it ever there in the first place?

Peter Yared @venturebeat.com

Mark Zuckerberg Facebook fan page hack: who was behind it?


From the Technology blog at guardian.co.uk:

There are some clues left in the hacking of Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook fan page on Wikipedia -– but what do they add up to?

A quick whois query tells you that it is… the US department of defence in Williamsburg.

In other words: this might be someone in the military. Most likely those edits don’t come from one person –- they come from all sorts of people in the Williamsburg location. Or, just as possible, it was someone who had hacked into the computers there from outside (not as difficult as you’d hope it would be) and is using them as a proxy to make the Wikipedia edit, and, quite possibly, hack Zuckerberg’s page.

(Update: Facebook tells us that “A bug enabled status postings by unauthorised people on a handful of Pages. The bug has been fixed.”)

Charles Arthur @ guardian.co.uk