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News Wire: Google Rips Off Yahoo!

By Kevin Yank



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  • Google has apparently ripped off Yahoo!’s page to market a branded version of Internet Explorer 7. The designs match very closely, and the screenshot has been tweaked in a few conspicuous places.
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  • A major new version of Java is now generally available. Major new features include scripting language support, core support for web services, improved performance, subpixel antialiasing on LCD monitors, and better support for desktop OS features.
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  • This graphic calculator is an amazing example of what can be accomplished with the canvas support in browsers like Firefox, Safari, and Opera. In Internet Explorer, which doesn’t support canvas, graphs are generated more slowly with VML. (thanks lox)
  • Web-based tool for creating pie charts, resulting in a downloadable image you can post to your blog or web site. Based on GDGraph library for PHP. (thanks jamesbooker)
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  • WordPress 2.1 is on the verge of release. This post provides vital pointers for plug-in authors to update their WordPress extensions to work with the new version.
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Kevin Yank is an accomplished web developer, speaker, trainer and author of Build Your Own Database Driven Website Using PHP & MySQL and Co-Author of Simply JavaScript and Everything You Know About CSS is Wrong! Kevin loves to share his wealth of knowledge and it didn't stop at books, he's also the course instructor to 3 online courses in web development. Currently Kevin is the Director of Front End Engineering at Culture Amp.

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