There should be celebrating in the streets, dancing on the ceiling, Ewoks, and the firing pistolas in the air. For years we've had to preach and defend the gospel of web standards to the mouth-breathing masses who have been drawn to twinkle lights and really bad house background tracks. No more will we have to spend precious time debating the merits of presentation layers being divorced from markup, usability, and every day common sense to a communications major who would really rather be producing ads for television.
Divya Manian has some really good use cases for using CSS generated content on Dev.Opera. I think my favorite is rendering icons for file formats and external links using CSS3 substring selectors. It’s a well documented, concise article. It made my bus ride this morning.
My buddy, Ivan made flickr’s Explore page (refresh until you see Dunnigan Hills) today with his fantastic shot of the Dunnigan Hills. This shot is my favorite to date, mostly due to the fond memories of this commute to the best job I ever had. The place really looks like this in real life, folks.
Michelle Setzer teaches kindergarten at C.E. Dingle Elementary School in Woodland, CA.. She’s a remarkable person. She taught my daughter Ella’s class of 25+ rowdy kids while with child and never showed anything less than 100% enthusiasm to be doing so. She is currently teaching my son. We hope to get Poppy into her class in 2015 ... or would that be 2016?
At any rate, it turns out she is even more remarkable than we may have initially thought. She started blogging about the inner-workings of the American Public School system last month, with the aim of inspiring citizens to push for reform. The best part is that she’s doing this the scientific way—by publishing statistical data and factual information.
If you didn’t already know, the bureaucracy of the American Public School system makes Innotech look like a well oiled machine. If exposing abuse with facts and stats gets you revved up, this is going to be a bottomless pit of inspiration.