Is this the beginning of the end of Flash? I’m not gonna go anywhere near that one, but Chris Blizzard has point out a few ways the open web has embraced the code in just a few days.
Richard has aimed to create a small, lean, code base for cross browser implementation of standard DOM features and the ability to customize the library by picking and choosing the additional features you’d like.
Sometimes conventions adopted by many unrelated sites across the web help make sites more friendly and familiar for visitors. That is certainly the case with adoption of the orange feed icon across the web.
It is such a good idea to develop ‘standard’ icons that there are now multiple ‘standard’ share icons and behaviors.
The later project started in part due to licensing and ownership issues with ShareThis’s graphics, which is something I’m sympathetic to, however at what point do we have too many conventions that the behavior of these conventions remains a mystery to visitors?
Oops. Looks like I brushed aside the browser report updates around here last month. That’s OK, cause its all up to date now — both here and here. Like most months I’ve had to update the script I use just a bit to account for new user agents that come up this time with a few more bots trying to spoof Firefox, and a few new sightings in the “fun” category:
Opera/9.00 (Nintendo Wii; U; ; 1309-9; en)
Mozilla/5.0 (PLAYSTATION 3; 1.00)
[Wondering if that means I get to write off my Wii as a business expense?]