Why don't all HTML elements have a src attribute?

In the middle of writing a blog post about generating placeholder text (think lipsum..coming soon) I started wondering why there is no HTML-native way to load arbitrary content into an element. API's and RESTful services are all over the web these days, but we continue to have to jump…

State of the Browser

On the 19th March I'm going to be attending "State of the Browser". It's an event hosted by the London Web Standards group for "web creators" to get the low down on up-and-coming features of the 4 modern browsers. Tickets for the event are £10 and are still available on…

HTML Canvas: Going Ninja with .Net Magazine's Processing.js tutorial

Yesterday I finally got around to sitting down and playing with the Canvas and Processing.js tutorial in last month's issue of .Net Magazine (Issue 202, pages 82-85). I have been wanting to try my hand at HTML5 Canvas since Rob got me interested during the HTML5 special of the…

Wordpress 2.8

Over the weekend I updated my blog to Wordpress 2.8. It's been a relatively smooth process complete screw-up (see my comment at the bottom) although I lost my archive and recent post widgets as I had hacked them to be multiple instance. As they are now multiple instance anyway…

Down with IE6? Tell it to Microsoft

There has been much talk in the web design and development community of late regarding the demise of Internet Explorer 6. Most web developers and designers have a special place in their hearts for their hatred of IE6, but the strength of their loathing varies from the occasional moaning, to…