Although flickr provides some great services, their "badge" leaves a lot to be desired. Basically I just want something that validates, provides some basic configuration options and is fully styleable through CSS. Not finding a suitable replacement (coupled with the fact that I needed to find solutions to some of IE's js quirks anyway), I decided this would be a good opportunity to expand on my js abilities.
Although this site show very little proof of it, I've been thinking a lot about printing websites lately. How, if at all, our beloved digital media should relate to its analog cousin, if people print anything from the web, if these printouts serve any purpose or if its just wasting ink. Then deciding to take a stab at making printouts more accessible and more valuable.
When developing websites, the fact that IE currently is dominating the browser market really is a mystery. It's the browser with the most bugs and least exiting features, its support for standards is crappy at best and there are way better free alternatives. I haven't really used any advanced features of the other browsers yet, problem is that IE fails at even the most basic stuff such as PNG images, abbr tags and CSS pseudo elements. So we need to give IE some help...
I really like the idea of relational notation for links, used correctly this
could be a powerful tool for creating user friendly and more accessible web sites. On this site I've mostly been using them to indicate external links (and optionally opening them in new windows), as such it was an area of this site with obvious room for improvement.
I wanted to include some "I support" and "I use" buttons on this site. You know, the 80x15 pixels kind of button, advertising anything from the license information, W3C validation to what kind of music you listen to. As I wanted to include several of them but avoid plastering them all over the place, implementing them in a simple slide show seemed to be a good idea.