Web Development News May 2010 A

Here is the web development news for the first half of May:

HTML 5 & CSS

GoSquared has made some CSS 2.1 and CSS 3 cheat sheets for Smashing Magazine. These put the power of the latest CSS at your finger-tips:
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/05/13/css-2-1-and-css-3-help-cheat-sheets-pdf/

The following site has an awesome graphic that organizes the availability of HTML 5 and CSS3 for all the browsers:
http://html5readiness.com/

The IE Blog discusses IE 9s support of CSS 3:
http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2010/05/13/the-css-corner-css3-selectors.aspx

Frameworks

Cool widgets for linking to the latest version of all your favorite JavaScript libraries:
http://scriptsrc.net/

YUI releases 3.1.1 and 2.8.1. Mostly this is a fix for a potential security risk in the history manager, but they also managed to squeeze a few other minor improvements:
http://www.yuiblog.com/blog/2010/05/05/3-1-1-and-2-8-1-released/

Also YUI will be hosting open hours again this Friday to discuss developing for the YUI 3 gallery. Ill be on hand to discuss any of my projects.

Cool JavaScript

Dustin Diaz explains function chaining and how to use it to in an asynchronous queue:
http://www.dustindiaz.com/async-method-queues/

Traits.js is a minimal, standards-compliant way to handle mulitple inheritance in JavaScript. I haven&rsquot;t explored it too deeply, but it looks interesting:
http://www.traitsjs.org/

Other Useful News

Chris Heilmann gave a talk about powerful development tools that you need. You need to check this out:
http://www.wait-till-i.com/2010/05/16/fowa-dublin-powerful-tools-that-you-need-and-probably-dont-know-about/