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Technology

Tech: A Welcome Respite

It’s long past time for me to return to technical writing, if only because I need a respite from the battle against Trump and his evil minions. It helps that there is a lot to be excited about—in a good way—in the tech world. The Node community seems to be moving beyond its early growing […]

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HTML Specs SVG

This page isn’t valid…and who cares

I covered my recent experiments in using SVG in HTML in SVG in HTML. I linked two different example pages with SVG inline in HTML: one dependent on HTML5 parsing (Firefox nightly), the other using the library, SVGWeb. There’s another difference between the two examples other than just their implementation. The first example, dependent on a browser parsing […]

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SVG

SVG in HTML

I’m writing an article on using SVG for site decoration and backgrounds. Since SVG is now allowed in HTML via HTML5, it seemed a good time to introduce people to the concept. Especially since the nightly build of Firefox 3.7 has a configuration option (“about:configure”) where you can enable HTML5. To test the new option […]

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SVG

SVG doesn’t need to compete and neither do I

The worst mistake I made in the recent discussions about open compared to proprietary technologies was to allow myself to be pulled in by sweeping statements such as, “the W3C has failed”. Not only be pulled in, but to get into some form of competition over which is the best: SVG/Ajax, Silverlight, or Flash. The […]

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Technology

ACIDBird

The problem with relying on an external service is it can go away years later. The content of this page is broken because the examples relied on the Skitch service.  Today’s design is based on the Open Road SVG image that was just uploaded. This SVG image is ideal for a background, because it lends itself to […]