Jeremy Wright posted an entry the other day titled, “Web 2.0 Companies Need To Scale” where he talked about how infrastructure scalability is sometimes not written into the plans of new “web 2.0” companies and I agree. He then continues to talk about how executives at companies want 3 or 5 9’s of uptime (99.999% uptime) but aren’t willing, or aren’t aware of, the massive cost at each step of the way. I thought his article definitely needed to be written, and kudos goes out to Jeremy for having the foresight and cojones to actually write it! Oddly though, that article has been under fire for a day or so now and I think some of what Jeremy is saying has been misinterpreted.
Paul often tells me the CSS I write tends to look like complicated C code, and for the most part, I’d agree. The stylesheets I usually produce rely almost exclusively on descendant selectors which let me pinpoint
<div>‘s, headings, and other tags in a very precise manner for styling. In this entry I’ll talk about my theories behind XHTML and CSS code, practices I feel are better than others, and my thoughts on image replacement.
As I’m sure you all know, Firefox v1.5 has been officially released and is available for download. Got a G5 processor? Check out this page to download a G5-optimized version of the Fox that is a bit faster. You would think all is gravy in Mozilla-land, but that is definitely not the case.
Previously I expressed some thoughts about current web publishing software, and I got a lot of great answers to the questions I posed. Now I’d like to take it a bit deeper and find out what functionality is really needed and what’s just fluff.
Well everybody, if you haven’t been seeing PR praise for Flock on the interweb then you must have been living under a Web 1.0 rock for awhile. Wired has praised it, Bessemer Venture Partners and many others gave them tons of money (enough to hire ~12 people out the shoot, supposedly around $2 million), nearly 70,000 people are talking about it on Technorati, but all this buzz isn’t really doing it for me.
I have to use air quotes whenever I mention “web 2.0” for fear that if I forget them, someone will call me out to explain what “web 2.0” actually means. There’s no real in-depth entry here, just a few things that made me do a double-take as of late: