links for 2008-11-05

  • Best-selling author Michael Crichton has died in Los Angeles aged 66 after a "courageous and private battle against cancer", his family has said. He penned Jurassic Park, as well as books like Congo and Disclosure, all of which were adapted into films. His books have sold more than 150 million copies. He also created the long-running US hospital drama ER. "He will be profoundly missed by those whose lives he touched," his family said in a statement. A private funeral service is expected. Crichton is survived by wife Sherri and daughter Taylor.
  • This JavaScript table sorting script is easy to use, fast and lightweight at only 1.7KB. It includes alternate row formatting, header class toggling, auto data type recognition and selective column sorting. It will currently sort strings, numbers and currency. More features will follow.
  • President Map – Election Results 2008 – The New York Times
  • Interactive video and transcript of Senator Barack Obama's address to supporters in Chicago on election night.
  • Ever since I herd about the study of typography I was fascinated by it. Upon the word “typography” it clicked for me, “how interesting… the study of type, typefaces, and the design that is shaped by it.” On the web we face some typographic challenges and limitations, the typefaces, font smoothing, and control we have over all typographic elements is inconsistent at best. However that hasn’t stopped several great designers from using typography as the only significant element of design on their websites. They found a way to create beautiful and stunning visuals with out complex graphics, shading, color changes, backgrounds, etc… they let the type speak and the results are amazing.
  • * Usual caveats o Not all browsers support CSS. o Not all browser versions support CSS to the same extent. o Not all users will have enabled CSS in CSS enabled browsers. o Some users of NN may have disabled Javascript, thus disabling CSS. o Some users may have enabled their own stylesheets, disabling yours. o CSS2 and CSS-P are moving targets. Use with care. o Font specification is problematic. * Unusual caveats may apply. 😉
  • How to present math­emat­ical expressions using a language that has so little markup for them? You often need to resort to images, but if you need just some special symbols or simple ex­pressions, something could be done in HTML – perhaps assisted with style sheets (CSS).
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  • The race for leader of the Star Wars galaxy heats up with vicious attack ads from Emperor Palpatine.
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