links for 2011-07-07

  • TMBG are on tour with a brand new album and Jonathan Coulton is opening many shows up for many of the shows–like ALL THE SHOWS BELOW!!! Get your tickets now!
  • In Part 1 of this series, we created a semantic FAQ page using definition lists and made it look pretty with CSS. Now it's time to work on some more functionality. Like many FAQ pages, this one is quite long so we need to add some way to navigate through without having to scroll down the entire page.

    There are two ways we could do this: duplication the questions on a plain list at the top with targets further down the page, or using JavaScript to make the dd's toggle on and off.

  • This past Friday, I went to Westfield Mall in San Francisco to conduct user tests on how people browse the web, and especially how (or if) they use tabs. This was part of a larger investigation some Mozillians are doing to learn about users’ tab behavior.

    The mall is a fantastic place to find user test participants, because the range of technical expertise varies widely. Also, the people I encountered tended to be bored out of their minds, impatiently waiting for their partners to shop or friends to meet them. However, rather than completing all 20 tests I was hoping to, I ended up spending three hours testing a man I’ll call Joe.

    I find Joe, a 60-year-old hospital cafeteria employee, in the food court looking suitably bored out of his mind. Joe agrees to do a user test, so I begin by asking my standard demographics questions about his experience with the internet. Joe tells me he’a never used a computer, and my eyes light up. It’s very rare in San Francisco

  • We're always trying out new things here at the Tube and Cosmic Panda is our way of letting you in on some of the fun.

    Here's what to expect when you follow the cosmic panda over the double rainbow:

    A new experience for watching videos and playlists
    More page designs and better editing tools to customize your channel
    Keep watching when moving between videos, playlists, and channels (Chrome only)
    Stylish new look and feel

    You can always jump back to the YouTube experience you know and love by coming back to this page or visiting TestTube.

    What are you waiting for?

  • A young filmmaker obtains a mysterious device that unleashes the full force of cinema on his front lawn.

    Created using Magic Bullet Suite 11. Learn more at RedGiant.com/PlotDevice

    Watch the "Behind the Scenes" documentary at: http://vimeo.com/24747132

  • Many directories make redirects to external sites. As search engines are still mislead by some types of redirects, webmasters need to know which type of redirection is used to their site.

    This information is also useful to directory owners as they are not always aware of the techniques used to count the clicks to external sites.

    With this tool, you check a redirect in seconds, even if you are not a HTTP-header guru !

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