Posted during November, 2011

Say no to SOPA

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I urge you to read Jeffrey Zeldman’s article in A List Apart about SOPA, a catastrophically bad proposal that’s in serious danger of becoming law in the US. With no hint of exaggeration, it would ruin the internet. If, like me, you don’t live in the US, don’t make the mistake of thinking this doesn’t matter to you — its effects will be far-reaching.

There’s a link at the bottom of Jeffrey’s article to a petition on the White House website, which you can sign regardless of where you live. The more of us that do it, the better.

Building a slimmer jQuery

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Happily, the jQuery team are thinking of ways to slim down the core library (the 1.7 version weighs in at 33KB minified and gzipped) and have invited the community to suggest parts of the API to deprecate. I’ve argued that $.browser should be first to perish and pointed out what you could do instead. If there’s something you think should go (or stay), the comments are still open.