Stuart Langridge has been a Linux user since 1997, and is quite possibly the only person in the world to have a BSc in Computer Science and Philosophy. He’s also one-quarter of the team at LugRadio, the world's premiere Free and Open Source Software radio show. Tony Steidler-Dennison is a Systems Engineer with Rockwell Collins, Inc., designing avionics and cabin data servers for commercial airliners. He’s also the host of The Roadhouse Podcast, "the finest blues you've never heard."


  1. Fire Up your own Linux Server

    2006 is the Year of the Penguin! So if you’ve been toying with the idea of running your own server, now’s the time. This comprehensive guide shows you how to get started – from installing Linux, to using the command line, setting automatic tasks to run, and securing the beast!

  2. May the Task Force be with you

    The Web Standards Project now have a JavaScript arm. It’s called the DOM Scripting Task Force, and I can’t do better for a description than to quote the manifesto: [QUOTE]At the moment JavaScript suffers from outdated, uninformed, and inaccessible development methods which preclude it, and therefore web development in general, from attaining its full potential. […]

  3. Refining the work

    It looks like Ajax (or remote scripting, or whatever you want to call it) is turning a bit of a corner, because JavaScript is turning that same corner: refinement of possibility into best practice. Cameron Adams has written up an article on Usable Interactivity with Remote Scripting which is a good example of the trend; […]

  4. Atlas: Microsoft’s Ajax toolkit

    Microsoft are putting together a toolkit for doing Ajax things, called Atlas. It looks like it’ll be an ASP.NET 2.0 thing, according to Scott Guthrie from Microsoft. Reassuringly, he says “the Atlas Client Script Framework will work on all modern browsers, and with any web server”, meaning that they’re implementing Ajax-style remote scripting in a […]

  5. Lists of things to know

    Christian Heilmann has been busy making lists; six JavaScript features we do not need any longer and DOM scripting health and safety tips. There’s a lot of bad practice out there. Readers of this weblog, being the sensitive and handsome people that you are, will no doubt know about these bad practices and be assiduously […]

  6. Ajax Patterns

    The concept of Design Patterns is familiar to many; short explanations of reusable techniques which you’ll find yourself adding to applications again and again. The Ajax Patterns Wiki is the beginning of an attempt to apply this pattern-gathering process to Ajax applications. While the wiki does list a wide variety of patterns, only about half […]

  7. DHTML Utopia: Modern Web Design Using JavaScript & DOM

    What do Flickr, Google Suggest, Google Maps, and GMail have in common? They all employ some of the latest methods in modern, unobtrusive DHTML. In the first four chapters from his new book, ‘DHTML Utopia: Modern Web Design Using JavaScript and DOM’, Stuart introduces the basics of DHTML and DOM, then kicks off the script-fest as he handles DOM events and explores browser sniffing techniques.

  8. DHTML Utopia is out

    There’s a chicken and a frog talking, and the chicken hands the frog a paperback, and says “Buk? Buk, buk, buk, buk buk.” And the frog says “Reddit, reddit, reddit, reddit.” All this is by way of saying: the Official Book Of The Stylish Scripting Weblog And Its Orchestra And Chorus, DHTML Utopia, is out. […]

  9. The Mouseover DOM Inspector

    Steve Chipman over at SlayerOffice has released version 2.0 of his Mouseover DOM Inspector bookmarklet. The MODI, as he calls it, “allows you to view and manipulate the DOM of a web page simply by mousing around the document”. Tools by web developers, for web developers. We can’t be that far from a complete Dreamweaver-a-like […]

  10. IE7 User Agent String published

    The IE7 hackers (the ones at Microsoft hacking on the real IE7, that is, not Dean Edwards :) ) have revealed that IE7′s user agent string will be “Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0b; Windows NT 6.0)”. Those of you who are thinking, so? who cares about user agent strings? should give yourselves a pat on the […]