Alex manages design and front end development for sitepoint.com and is SitePoint's Design and UX editor.
Flashy Graphs Sans Flash
GazoPa Lets You Sketch Your Search
GazoPa have just launched a new service into the image search space adding some interesting new ideas, including sketch-based search, an iPhone app and a Firefox extension. Raw but potentially pretty darn cool.
Interesting CSS Quirks: Border-spacing
I came across a CSS peculiarity recently that had me scratching my head, so I thought it was worth popping in a little post here for future Googling head-scratchers.
CSS3: To Infinity And Beyond!
Browser support for CSS3 is continually improving. In this article, Alex walks us through a few of the coolest CSS3 properties supported in the latest development release of Firefox (3.6 alpha).
Squishing the Last Drops from Your PNGs
One of the areas I’ve always felt Fireworks had Photoshop covered was in its PNG export facility. As well as being more flexible and advanced, it almost always produces smaller files. But can you do even better? Perhaps now you can.
Do You Need Cake if the Icing is Amazing?
It’s great to be able to break outside the standard user experience to make people sit up and take notice. But what do you do after you get their attention? Sometimes nothing.
Geeks Just Wanna Have Fun = #songsincode
Here’s a little bit of coffee break fun for geeks and code monkeys: the #songsincode meme on Twitter.
Hillary, IE6 and the State of the State Department
At a recent State Department Town Hall Meeting, one of Hillary Clinton’s staffers wanted to know why IE6 was mandated for State Department use. Have reports of IE6′s impending demise been exaggerated?
Google, HTML5 and Standards
Arguably the web’s most famous page — the classic Google Search page — identifies itself as HTML5 but presents with 41 validation errors, all in the name of speed and efficiency. Could HTML5 be the beginning of a drift back away from standards and the importance of validation?
Falcon Grabs Screens with Talon
Aviary has expanded their offering of nifty AIR-powered, bird-themed graphics tools with the recent release of Falcon — a simple visual markup tool.