Memos from April 2006

IE Web Developer Toolbar

Just stum­bled on a link of a link and found that there is too a “web devel­op­er tool­bar” for IE. Although (cur­rent­ly) unrat­ed, it seems to pro­vide some use­ful func­tion­al­i­ty:

  • Explore and mod­i­fy the doc­u­ment object mod­el (DOM) of a web page.
  • Locate and select spe­cif­ic ele­ments on a web page through a vari­ety of tech­niques.
  • Selec­tive­ly dis­able Inter­net Explor­er set­tings.
  • View HTML object class names, ID’s, and details such as link paths, tab index val­ues, and access keys.
  • Out­line tables, table cells, images, or select­ed tags.
  • Val­i­date HTML, CSS, WAI, and RSS web feed links.
  • Dis­play image dimen­sions, file sizes, path infor­ma­tion, and alter­nate (ALT) text.
  • Imme­di­ate­ly resize the brows­er win­dow to 800x600 or a cus­tom size.
  • Selec­tive­ly clear the brows­er cache and saved cook­ies. Choose from all objects or those asso­ci­at­ed with a giv­en domain.
  • Choose direct links to W3C spec­i­fi­ca­tion ref­er­ences, the Inter­net Explor­er team weblog (blog), and oth­er resources.
  • Dis­play a ful­ly fea­tured design ruler to help accu­rate­ly align objects on your pages.

But, don’t go and down­load­ing all at once… after all it is still in beta—“Beta 2” to be exact.

Its Been a Minute

Today, April 11th 2006, I have offi­cial­ly spent a year in the Bay Area. It has been a great learn­ing expe­ri­ence, and still is. There is still a lot to learn, see and shoot. I haven’t gone home to LA since New Year’s. Every­thing seemed to be tak­en up a notch when 2006 hit.

For exam­ple, I still have to process some pho­tos from MA’s Hol­i­day Cruise, my fam­i­ly’s Christ­mas Din­ner, The­Crew’s Tahoe Trip and oth­er func­tions. My room, which was try­ing to keep the “min­i­mal” look, just got dumped on by “stuff”. But alas, I made a promise to get rid/sell things for Spring Clean­ing.

Any­ways, besides the old news, I’d like to just greet my grand­ma a Hap­py Birth­day!

Happy New Year with Sour Skittles

Yahoo! Publisher Network Blog Launches

Just got an announce­ment from YPN that they have launched the Yahoo! Pub­lish­er Net­work Blog.

This blog is intend­ed to be the Yahoo! Pub­lish­er Net­work resource for pub­lish­ers, by pub­lish­ers. In it, you’ll find not only what you might expect from a prod­uct-focused indus­try blog—the lat­est on issues, new releas­es, and tips—but also in-depth how-to’s, pub­lish­er inter­views, indus­try trends, links to arti­cles and oth­er news and infor­ma­tion you can use. You will also, we think, find a com­mu­ni­ty that will help you to learn how to be a more suc­cess­ful and prof­itable pub­lish­er.

With cer­tain page ele­ments like a call­out and a “Zeit­geist”, it seems appar­ent that they’re pro­mot­ing their new babies: and Flickr. Not to men­tion, a quick CTRL+U (or CTRL+SHIFT+U) expos­es:

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I guess Matt Mul­len­weg and team would be hap­py with that.