Weekly Tech Roundup – April 29, 2011

Weekly Tech Roundup

I read a lot of blogs. I subscribe to a lot more blogs than I have time to read. Sound familiar? If you're like me, you don't have time to read everything you want (if you do, please tell me your secret). In an effort to reduce the chaos of life, I do two weekly article roundups: one for technical things and one for small business things.

Here's a roundup of the most interesting tech articles I found this week. Enjoy!

10 Characters for Your WordPress Blacklist – As pointed out by someone in the comments, if you have “Comment author must have a previously approved comment” turned on, these spam comments will never get through. Still a good tip.

Faking ‘float: center’ with Pseudo Elements – Awesome tip! Had to share.

Writing made easy with Writing Helper – WordPress has added two new features to their wordpress.com blogs: Copy a Post and Request Feedback. I really hope they add these to Jetpack soon so we wordpress.org folks can use them! I’ve been dying for a post copying feature for a while now. Particularly for these weekly posts!

Why IE9 is a Web Designer’s Nightmare – A cautionary tale for designers and developers who think they no longer have to worry about IE-specific design & code with IE9. It’s no IE6 but it’s far from perfect. My advice is to continue cross-browser testing when you create a website. You’ll have to do it anyway until everyone is on board with the same HTML5 and CSS3 standards.

21 essential resource sites for web designers – An excellent resource for designers, developers, and those that want to learn. I noticed two comments at the bottom of the post: one commenter suggests W3Schools and the other suggests W3Fools. I use W3Schools occasionally when I can’t remember the exact syntax for something and want to look it up quickly. I’ve never used it for detailed “how to” so I didn’t realize how bad they are. I have noticed several times that they were wrong but I figured it was just outdated (like many educational things are). W3Fools is a very interesting read.

Have a great weekend!

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