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News : May 2000

The thing I enjoy about finding cool sites is that have a good since of design is that they typically link to other sites. And those sites share the same ideals which, in turn, link to other sites that you may have just never known about if it wasn't for the first link.

April 29, 2000 at 9:40 PM

Nick Finck

Another new cover is up at Holodeck73 'featuring the played out 3D wireframe element' ...hey, at least Mat has a since of humor.

April 29, 2000 at 4:19 PM

Nick Finck

Did I not tell you that Martin Kulakowski's site kicks ass? Well here is your proof, his site has been chosen as Cool Homepages Site of the Week.

April 28, 2000 at 11:03 PM

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It is almost time to reboot your world.

April 28, 2000 at 10:47 PM

Nick Finck

New and phresh, that's the way we like it. Props to NoFriendo.

April 27, 2000 at 11:11 PM

Nick Finck

We are just days away from a new issue and new redesign of Digital Web Magazine. Please bear with us as it may take some time for the DNS to roll over to the new server.

April 27, 2000 at 10:38 PM

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Another new issue avilable at A List Apart. This week's article is 'Time to Close the Web?' by Alan Herrell.

April 27, 2000 at 10:34 PM

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Issue 069 is up on Kaliber10000. This issue is entitled 'underground' by Ben Summers from red23.

April 27, 2000 at 9:58 AM

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Adobe managed to hunt down and find Roger Black for an interview. If you just skip the first page with all the Webby Award hype questions (which is frankly a crock of shit) the second page and most of the third page really goes into the good details of Black's view of web design and where the Internet is going.

April 25, 2000 at 9:22 AM

Nick Finck

The mysterious project known as Deepleap has now launched. This is not just your typical new web toy, Deepleap is backed by people like Lane Becker, Jeffrey Veen and Jeramie Wright. Deepleap will make your life easier, trust me. Check out the tour and see what all the fuss is about.

April 24, 2000 at 11:25 PM

Nick Finck

The ever-inspirational Design Project has a new look and feel... check it out. Thanks to K10k for passing the word along.

April 24, 2000 at 11:19 AM

Nick Finck

The next issue of Digital Web Magazine is just days away from the launch. I thought I would take this time to thank all those who have contributed, we couldn't have done this without you. Mad props go to Tor Kristensen, Daniel Jenett, Rick Cecil, Joe Hewitt, Daniel Vena, Glenn Davis, Jeffrey Zeldman, Noah Maas, Jesse Nieminen and of course Steve Bruno.

April 24, 2000 at 11:02 AM

Nick Finck

Yesterday was the last day to register with Invertebrae for their workshops. Lets hope all of us made the cut.

April 24, 2000 at 10:35 AM

Nick Finck

A day in the life of Jeffrey Zeldman: Wake up at 10am after a good 5 hours of sleep if you're lucky. Read email. Respond to email. Post comments to the Web Standards Project Mailing List. Contact writers for Friday's A List A Part article. Contact me to develop the pages for the article. Debug the article (fix a bunch of HTML, JavaScirpt, CSS and DOM issues). Design a header graphic. Read more email. Respond to more email. Review my work for Friday's article. Do other important daily things like feeding the cat, eating, etc. Publish Friday's article around 3am. Read yet more email. Respond to yet more email ...and somewhere in there manage to squeeze in some actual paying client work. Oh ya... and let's not forget about those five hours of sleep if you're lucky. This guy works probably more in one day than I do in whole month!

April 21, 2000 at 10:50 AM

Nick Finck

DOM's the word. This week's issue of A List Apart talks about DOM and what it means to you as a web developer. Yet another excellent article written by J. David Eisenberg.

April 21, 2000 at 8:29 AM

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Mozilla has released Milestone 15 of what will eventually be Netscape Navigator's rendering engine.

April 18, 2000 at 9:50 PM

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Ananova is about to debut.

April 18, 2000 at 8:52 PM

Nick Finck

It appears that Entrance3 has jumped on the educational/mentoring bandwagon following Invertebrae's concept. More power to them and us. If you haven't yet, goto these sites and sign up!

April 17, 2000 at 4:22 PM

Nick Finck

The next issue of Digital Web Magazine will be out within a week or so. Accompanied by a site-wide redesign for all sub-pages, the cover design and layout will be redesigned shortly after that. Special thanks to Noah Maas for helping me co-design the new look and feel.

April 17, 2000 at 12:19 PM

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Steve Mulder, of Razorfish Boston, amazes us again with his article, "Sizing Up Text on the Next Browsers," which is (apparently) part two to the article, "Sizing Up the Browsers." The new article covers the release of IE5 on the MacOS. Special thanks to Jeffrey Zeldman for passing the word along.

April 17, 2000 at 12:00 PM

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Art that inspires, design that trend-sets, color that memorizes, flash that empowers, beauty that is speechless. Come see one9ine by the creative mind that built VolumeOne, Matt Owens.

April 15, 2000 at 12:47 PM

Nick Finck

Rumor is that a good friend of ours, Nathan Flood, has left Razorfish for the ever so popular place to work; Vir2L... maybe working for a large scale company isn't all it has cracked up to be... I mean look at Second Story... brilliant work, brilliant people and a totally creative environment.

April 14, 2000 at 5:26 PM

Nick Finck

There are the days and nights that seem to go on forever... and then there are the days and nights that seem to pass by in one breath. Today was a busy day, it was over before I really knew it started. Busy at work finishing up IBM's redesign for the NUMA-Q site among other things. Busy at home wrapping up this week's issue for A List Apart and attempting to push out the much delayed issue of Digital Web Magazine. Which brings to mind a old Chinese proverb, "The longer the night lasts, the more our dreams will be."

April 13, 2000 at 9:59 PM

Nick Finck

the Web Standards Project issued another release the other day concerning it's reaction to Microsoft's IE5.5 beta for Windows that was posted earlier. You can read the details in the article appropriately entitled "Here We Go Again."

April 12, 2000 at 9:43 AM

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Zeldman talks about the Web Standards Project in an interview for XML.com.

April 11, 2000 at 12:37 PM

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News headlines: Web Standards Project made the headlines at CNET with a story about Microsoft not keeping [it's] promise.

April 11, 2000 at 12:32 PM

Nick Finck

mmmm, aaaaahh, oooohhhh, version four oh. v4.0 of Head-Space just lached a few days ago, check it out... I have always loved this site. Thanks to K10k for putting the word on the street.

April 10, 2000 at 1:00 PM

Nick Finck

More information on Internet Explorer 5.5 and the commotion it's causing can be found here. I urge you to voice your opinions and post a comment about the whole issue.

April 10, 2000 at 12:52 PM

Nick Finck

The Web Standards Project, which I am a proud member of, has released the following article detailing Microsoft's atrocious act of failing to meet the W3C's standards in Internet Explorer 5.5 for Windows. Please read the official WaSP statement on this matter.

April 10, 2000 at 10:37 AM

Nick Finck

Speaking of web based applications... check out Brent Gustafson's Assembler.org ...as they say, "Making Art With Machine Code." Special thanks to Todd Houlette for passing the word along.

April 10, 2000 at 9:24 AM

Nick Finck

I am willing to bet you have never seen a abstraction tool like this one I stumbled across the other day... check out the Shockwave based tool Net Abstraction. Punch in your favorite URL and let the program extract the web in wild and bizarre ways.

April 10, 2000 at 9:15 AM

Nick Finck

Fresh and funky as ever, Shift 41 is out for your viewing pleasure. You will find an interview with Day-Dream, a recap of WebDAYsigner, and of course nine new T's to order, plus much more.

April 10, 2000 at 8:30 AM

Nick Finck

There is a new kick ass cover at h73 by none other than DHKY.

April 7, 2000 at 8:47 PM

Nick Finck

Hot off the press. A new issue of A List Apart is out. This weeks article is 'A Dao of Web Design' by John Allsopp. John has done in words what I could only have dreamed of. John and I share a lot of the same beliefs in Web design. Very powerful reading.

April 7, 2000 at 3:47 PM

Nick Finck

A new Experience article has been published. Glenn Davis shares with us his ideas on Why Gecko Doesn't Matter Yet. And again, we encourage all web developers, designers and authors to contribute their own thoughts.

April 7, 2000 at 1:53 PM

Nick Finck

Allaire has released the final version of HomeSite 4.5.1. I have been using RC1 and then RC2 for some time with no problems. The improvements are small but worth the download. You can download it here and upgrade for free (you will need a full registered version of Homesite 4.5 to do this).

April 7, 2000 at 10:37 AM

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We are honored (if not horrified) to be a member of the DailyWebThing. Bookmark this site people, it's packed with tons of daily happenings from your favorite sites and mine.

April 6, 2000 at 8:18 AM

Nick Finck

The elves have been busy developing a new toy for your viewing pleasure. You will be able to look at the chaos that is Digital Web Magazine from the inside. More on this later.

April 6, 2000 at 8:14 AM

Nick Finck

Daniel Vena is in the process of making something good, real good.. it's almost finished. In two weeks, we will tell you about it. It'll be worth the wait.

April 5, 2000 at 7:02 PM

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Internet Brothers just posted a brilliant interview with Joe Jenett, the father of sites such as CoolStop, i2k (which Digital Web is a member of), and DailyWebThing (which Digital Web is applying to become a member of).

April 5, 2000 at 2:15 PM

Nick Finck

Tonight is the night the elves work on A List Apart in preparation for Friday. Expect to find some cool reading from Western Civilisation software, the creators of The House of Style.

April 4, 2000 at 10:55 PM

Nick Finck

Adobe has tapped into the Web with Illustrator 9.0. It hasn't released yet as far as I know, but it seems to be very promising. Finally, software developers are starting to realize the processes we go through to produce graphics and logos for web use and now they are streamlining the process and improving the way the tools work together.

April 4, 2000 at 12:12 PM

Nick Finck

Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the last year or so, you probably already know that Microsoft has been taken to court by 19 states and D.C. sighting violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act. Today U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson announced the Verdict. What does this mean to the future of Microsoft, it's Internet Explore browser or the Internet as a whole? I am sure the spin-doctors will have some more news and in-depth reports surfacing throughout the week.

April 3, 2000 at 3:08 PM

Nick Finck

Andrew Johnstone and Jade Palmer of Design is Kinky have decided to post mugshots of designers to let everyone see. I have sent in my ugly mug, let's see if it makes it in the gallery.

April 1, 2000 at 9:41 AM

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Mat Mejia of Holodeck73 tells us what the FlashForward2000 Conference in San Francisco was like and shares a few photos.

April 1, 2000 at 9:37 AM

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