Nice library. I did something similar for a client once. The idea is to have links auto-ajax and replace elements on the page when elements in the response have id's that match elements in the current page.
Friday, November 19, 2010
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Is it just me or is Microsoft really starting to put some muscle behind their consumer facing products?
They completely rebranded their search engine last year and now they're pushing out ads for Trueswitch for Hotmail, which lets users import contacts and emails from old emails to a new one (if, say, you get married and change your name, for example).
IE9 is also shaping up to be a serious contender in the browser wars.
Which is not to say they're not focusing on other things anymore. F# has been getting praises left and right too. They're even getting involved in open source now.
Kudos to Microsoft.
Monday, July 5, 2010
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Friday, May 7, 2010
You must have noticed that the Google result pages now have that left bar thingie, and if you hang around techie sites, you probably heard a number of people voice negative opinions about it. "It's redundant, it's cluttered, it's inconsistent, it's a rip-off from Bing" are some of the arguments I've seen more than once so far.
Apparently, this new SERP is the result of some A/B testing Google did, which supposedly is optimized to boost whatever metrics they are interested in boosting.
There's a problem with this idea though, imho:
How do they know they are boosting the right metrics?. For the top link on the page, one could say: the more clicks per second, the better. But what about the "more" link on the left bar? Given that a click on that is one less click on the top link, what do you optimize for? Is the local optimization contributing or detracting to the overall goal of the page?
Is it in Google's interest to make its UI look the same as Bing's?
Is it cool that users have to re-learn that now there's a block of stuff on the left and the actual search result titles are shorter (and sometimes, plain cut-off)?
Is it cool that this encourages power users to whip up home made UI-customization scripts?
How does this habit-changing move speak to the Google-loving tribe (the mouth-to-mouth advertisers)?
I wouldn't say this change was a dumb-move-that-will-kill-Google(tm) or anything drastic and stupid like that, but I'd note that in the Internet, things don't die, they just fade away slowly as an overwhelming amount of better stuff comes along. If anything, I think this change was a tiny step towards that direction.
My 2 cents.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
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This is one of those places you stumble upon one day and go "geez where were you all my life?" :)
Thursday, April 15, 2010
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010
So, Chrome will start to come with Flash pre-installed. On the one hand, it's nice to see at least one browser maker finally step up and iron out this pain area: let's face, the average Joe usually would prefer to to have Flash installed rather than not, even if it hogs CPU.
In the end, there's no point in using the Internet if you can't actually use it. And for a lot of people, break.com et al is the Internet.
On the other hand, it's too bad Google didn't want to create a competing player. They probably know that the swf format specs are open and they certainly have the capacity to create a ridiculously fast implementation to rival Adobe's. I'd imagine that in a playing field where the status quo is "Flash Player is slow", being the one who can say "well, Flash runs natively and is super fast in our browser" would be a very strong differentiator for Chrome.
Here's for hoping that Opera will pick up the dropped ball.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Right, because, you know, it's not like jails are run with tax money or anything.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Here's some more hacking with the tilde (bitwise not) operator. The indexOf() trick is pretty terse (but it might be a bit too cryptic for some people).
Monday, March 1, 2010
"Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the Air.
You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back.
But the other four Balls – Family, Health, Friends and Spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these; they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it."
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
The Cappuccino guys are up to some really interesting stuff: apparently you can use base64 images in IE6 and 7 via MHTML, in combination with data URLs, to get some serious gzip compression goodness in every browser.