Month: September 2004

Astroturf

Posted by Anthony St. Clair on oneword at September 21, 2004 11:21 PM “This salad tastes like astroturf,” he said, turning up his nose. “And it looks like Easter grass.” “You want to drop those pounds? Get munching — or I’ll get a lawn mower on your ass,” she said, grinning and spooning more astroturf … Read More

You can’t win them all…

…And sometimes you don’t even make the finals. Today was announcement day for the finalists in the Powell’s Decade of Reading Essay Contest. I didn’t make the cut, but there are 25 souls who did. If you’d like to read their work and vote on who you think deserves to win $1,000 in books, head … Read More

The geek at night: learning CSS

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Have you ever “viewed source” on a webpage? It’s frightening. All these nice layouts and pretty fonts… and then you flip things around, and suddenly it’s all a plain text mess. Ever wonder what it is, what all those little “” and weird codes and values mean? Probably not. Which is very wise. But if you have…

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Firefox beats million-download deadline

Now and again, a quality product actually does get the popularity it deserves. "Released six days ago, the first preview release of the Firefox 1.0 Web browser passed the million-download mark early in its fifth day," says this article: Firefox beats million-download deadline | CNET News.com What does this mean for IE? For proprietary software? … Read More

Business and marketing tips for websites

Thank you Debbie Weil for the heads-up to these awesome articles. If you have a website that isn’t just for giggles but maybe some dosh and business (blog or not), or have any web component whatsoever to your business, these articles are must-reads. My printed-out copies are now heavily marked up, and going into my … Read More

Vague

Posted by Anthony St. Clair on oneword at September 19, 2004 07:46 PM “Give me an answer.” “What do you want me to say?” “Whatever you have to say.” “That’s pretty vague.” “It beats total evasiveness.” “Just tell me what you want.” “I have. And it has nothing to do with going in this circle.” … Read More

What is quoting and what is copying?

What is quoting and what is copying? Further to Put your links where your criticisms are, the above Webmaster World discussion gives good insights on fair use vs. infringement: “a rule of thumb is excerpts can be used as long as it is a small percentage of the overall article, and doesn’t consist of the … Read More

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