links for 2009-07-30

  • One of the CSS3 properties designers have been longing the most for is undoubtedly the border-radius property. With CSS3 border-radius property it’s possible to create the so popular rectangles with rounded corners exclusively via CSS – no images needed. Cross-browser compatibility CSS3 aren’t supported by all browsers yet. The border-radius property is supported by Firefox (since version 3.0), Safari (since version 3.1) and Chrome (since the first version), but it’s not supported by Internet Explorer or Opera (it should be implemented in Opera 10). Since CSS3 aren’t standard yet, you must add prefixes to border-radius in order to work with the browsers that support it. If you want to work it with Firefox, you must write -moz-border-radius in the CSS; if you want it to work with Safari/Chrome, it’s -webkit-border-radius. Note that although Firefox, Safari and Chrome support this property, they do so in slightly different modalities.
  • George Lucas is an evil genius. There is simply no other reasonable explanation for what has just occurred in my formerly contentedly geeky family. I can barely bring myself to write this… Earlier this week, my kids decided that they think Jar Jar Binks is great. I’d tried to bring up my kids (who are eight and six) the right way, with regard to Star Wars. I showed them the first movie, which is to say Episode IV, first — followed, of course, by Episodes V and VI. They loved them, even going as Darth Vader and Princess Leia for Halloween last year, and my wife and I got them some toys, and all was going well. Then they started watching the “Clone Wars” TV show, which wasn’t so horrible even if it did have Ahsoka Tano and sometimes Jar Jar. Whenever there was an episode with Jar Jar, I would try to explain that he’s annoying and idiotic without actually saying so, and dissuade my kids from imitating his style of speech.
  • 1 Sea mammal blowhole. Any animal that spends appreciable time in the ocean should be able to extract oxygen from water via gills. Enlarging the lungs and moving a nostril to the back of the head is a poor work-around. 2 Hyena clitoris. When engorged, this "pseudopenis," which doubles as the birth canal, becomes so hard it can crush babies to death during exit. 3 Kangaroo teat. In order to nurse, the just-born joey, a frail and squishy jellybean, must clamber up Mom's torso and into her pouch for a nipple. 4 Giraffe birth canal. Mama giraffes stand up while giving birth, so baby's entry into the world is a 5-foot drop. Wheeee! Crack. 5 Goliath bird-eating spider exoskeleton. This giant spider can climb trees to hunt very mobile prey. Yet it has a shell so fragile it practically explodes when it falls? Well, at least it can produce silk to make a sail. Oh, wait — it can't!
  • Online Marketing Blog – An online marketing blog for small business
  • Hi. We’re the Web design and UI team for Network Solutions. We’ve been meaning to introduce ourselves for some time now, but have only just recently had the chance to get this site up and running. The group’s a pretty diverse bunch of folks with a wide array of experience both online and off. We’re parents, spouses, pet lovers, fine artists, daredevils and more. We have different accents, histories and futures, but one single, unified voice — sell, sell, sell… No, wait… That’s the business team. We are all totally devoted to making the experiences of our customers as enjoyable and as smooth as possible. So what can you expect from this site? Pretty much anything design and UI related. We’ll be commenting on news, trends, our projects and other Web goodness.
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