Archive for November, 2007 Launches (Again)

WaSP group lead Drew McLellan has launched his annual Yule calendar of tasty web development tips as of this evening –– and kicked it off with a brilliant tip for supporting transparent PNG files in IE 6. Bookmark the main homepage for a new tip each day until Christmas. I must admit, 24ways is becoming one of my favorite annual holiday web-haunts, much more fun (and useful) than your run of the mill Yule calendar. Kudos, Drew!

Jeremy Keith on Spry 1.6

Back at Web Directions North in Vancouver this past year I had a conversation with Jeremy Keith on JavaScript and web design/development in general, and which was also a not-so-thinly-veiled effort to dig deeper into some excellent criticism he’d raised around the Spry framework, also echoed by Roger Johansson. I had roughly another half-hour/45 minutes of conversation that didn’t air, but was of immense value to the Spry team (and Dreamweaver team) in charting our response.

And that response was the recent Spry 1.6 update, of course. Which is getting much better feedback than 1.0, by a long shot. Jeremy recently took another peek at Spry and was as pleased with the documentation as he was with the technical changes in 1.6, Roger also recently gave a nod to the improved accessibility and progressive enhancement support. Right on. Spry’s still young, relatively speaking- so it’s nice to know the ship is headed in the right direction in regards to best practices overall.

Would you agree? If not, why?
Inquiring minds would love to know…