Get your geek on
- First there was Flash Satay. Then came FlashObject. Unobtrusive Flash Objects (UFO) v.1.0 by Bobby van der Sluis is a new way to embed Flash while supporting web standards. “It contains several features and best practice techniques that other scripts currently don’t have,” the author modestly opines (and we agree).
- Point Studios may be the first web design studio in the Middle East to specialize in web standards. Founded by Abdelrahman Osama, the agency has worked with major clients including RA Sports and New Cairo Academy.
- Others will derive pleasure and pain from Unicode range 27. Those who think web browsers are supposed to support Unicode characers will be saddened to observe that few of those listed on this page display accurately, or indeed at all, in Internet Explorer for Windows. (Maybe in IE7?) A surprising number are also missing from Mozilla. Safari seems to support the most.
- If that does not satisfy your dirtiest geek cravings, try the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group’s demos.
- Transitioning to a different mode of geekhood, Joshua Yaffa offers The Boy in the Bubble Reviews New York City’s Most Fashionable and Trendy New Restaurants at McSweeney’s.
- Panic & Iconfactory’s Pixadex for Mac OS X “is to icons what iPhoto is to images.” Version 1.5.5 is a free upgrade.
- Fake vs. True Italics is a Mark Simonson production, dahling.
- Blinksale (“the easiest way to send invoices online”) seems ideal for freelancers and design consultancies. Firewheel Design created the spanking new product to solve their own invoicing problems as a design shop. A free 30-day trial is available.
Today’s Report was brought to you by Madvillainy and Joe Clark’s screen reader usability investigation.