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PragDave: The RADAR Architecture: RESTful Application, Dumb-Ass Recipient

So, as a result, people using RESTful ideas to talk to browsers have to put the smarts back on the server. They invent new URLs which (for example) return a resource, but return it all wrapped up in the HTML needed to display it as a form for browser-based editing.

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JavaScript dependency management and concatenation: Sprockets

Sprockets is a Ruby library that preprocesses and concatenates JavaScript source files. It takes any number of source files and preprocesses them line-by-line in order to build a single concatenation. Specially formatted lines act as directives to the Sprockets preprocessor, telling it to require the contents of another file or library first or to provide a set of asset files (such as images or stylesheets) to the document root.

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Mike On Ads » Blog Archive » Using your browser URL history to estimate gender

One of the things that I always wanted to do but never got around to was to analyze a user’s browsing history to estimate age and gender.

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Index of /projects/sleight

PNG transparency for IE 6.

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7 Fresh and Simple Ways to Test Cross-Browser Compatibility | Freelance Folder

In this article we’ve listed 7 fresh and simple tools for cross-browser compatibility testing, tools that actually make this stuff pretty easy. Not only that, but every single one of these tools can be used for free.

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JSMIN, The JavaScript Minifier

JSMin is a filter which removes comments and unnecessary whitespace from JavaScript files. It typically reduces filesize by half, resulting in faster downloads. It also encourages a more expressive programming style because it eliminates the download cost of clean, literate self-documentation.

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Recreating the button | stopdesign

Until some future version of HTML gives us new native controls to use in a browser, at Google, we’ve been playing and experimenting with controls we call “custom buttons” in our apps (among other custom controls).

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SASS: The Better, More Powerful CSS - Intridea Design Blog

I am a huge fan of SASS (Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets) for styling Rails applications. I have been using it on all of my projects for quite a while now and have developed some great techniques that make it much easier to organize, write, and read stylesheets in an application

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mezzoblue § Sprite Optimization

Maybe I haven’t been paying close enough attention, but over the past few years an interesting variation of CSS Sprites has been getting a lot of play on large web sites that serve millions of users.

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Nicole Sullivan: "Design Fast Websites" on Yahoo! Video

Web performance expert Nicole Sullivan discusses a set of best practices in the creation of supremely fast, visually impactful web sites.

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jsviz - Google Code

JSViz makes it easy to create dynamic 2D views of information. Practical applications include network graphs, navigation, and other dynamic layouts.

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