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The World of HTML5

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 8/1/09 (3:50pm)

html5.png Now that XHTML2 is officially kaput, I've noticed a number of very helpful posts attempting to get people comfortable with our new upcoming main-squeeze, HTML5.

Amherst College Library Launches New Site

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 8/22/08 (2:18pm)

Tracy Sutherland gave us a sneak peek of the new site, then under development, at the Drupal4Lib BoF at ALA Anaheim in June.

Now it's been launched for the whole world to see:

Nice job and Congrads to all!


Change of Hosts

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 2/1/08 (10:13pm) It took me the whole weekend so I'm not quite sure why I forgot to mention it but I've got a new Host!

Yes, that's right, my vast online empire is now in the hands of Since time-immemorial I've been with but they didn't seem to be upgrading their hardware or software, their performance was sluggish, and support wasn't as good as it used to be. So over the weekend I made the switch.

All Things Ruby on Rails

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 12/25/06 (1:34pm)

Justin Williams has a good primer on Ruby on Rails (AKA 'RoR') called 'Ruby on Rails for the Rest of Us'. RoR is a "rapid development framework" for creating online applications. It's generated a lot of interest recently because it's a handy way to develop database-driven sites.

Book: 'Getting Real' by 37signals

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 12/17/06 (7:15pm)

This came out in March but it's still worth a mention -- particularly in the context of the "Kuckoo for Features" approach discussed here earlier.


FireBug : Geek Tool of the Month

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 12/11/06 (2:07pm)

Here's something that just made the life of anyone involved with CSS or Javascript a whole lot easier. FireBug is an "extention" for the Firefox Browser that allows you to see the CSS of a web page and change it in real-time.