Mac users using Gmail or Google Apps should take a look at the Sparrow mail app. It puts a Tweetie for Mac-like interface on top of Gmail, and is doing so with increasing effectiveness. The latest beta tightened up the design, improved performance, and added support for e-mail aliases on an account. It’s the first […]
Via Smashing Magazine’s fantastic Twitter feed comes a nice primer on CSS resets, with some details as to why you should use one and what to reset. It does a good job of explaining how resets came to be and the differences between the major browsers that generally make them a good idea.
As Simon Ashton noticed earlier today, I have indeed started using a custom URL shortener, jsmth.me. Why? Why not? I was accepted into bit.ly Pro yesterday (a free upgrade, at least while it is in beta) and got started very quickly. It took a few days to get approved, but the whole process after approval […]
Web designers, rejoice: you aren’t the only ones who have to deal with old IE quirks. Kalpesh Patel found and fixed an admittedly strange Apache default configuration which was slowing down SSL requests substantially. (Via Scott Lundgren [@capitalfellow] on Twitter.)
One feature of New Twitter is that it puts your new followers right in plain view on your home timeline. As someone who doesn’t get new follower e-mail anymore, this is a handy feature. However, it’s just been damned disappointing how many accounts follow me that are either pure spam or just a feed of […]
In the insane asylum that is my life, I forgot to mark September 18, 2005: the day I launched jaredwsmith.com on WordPress 1.5 after a few failed attempts at writing a custom CMS from scratch and then running a mostly unfocused community here. I would never have known it then, but WordPress was a big […]
The fun of having five years of archives: seeing how I joked about “Facebook GPS” in 2006 as a potential upcoming feature. Turns out my joke was only four years too early.