Not a whole lot of news this week, which is great because I had surgery on my left hand and typing one handed is a pain. Besides the articles included here, there was a lot of talk on whether to HTML validate your code or not. I
d say the general consensus was no, because of lack of ARIA support and the inability to add meta attributes. All browsers support meta-attributes, even if they arent in the DTD and it is a better way to send data than hijacking existing attributes.
Here are some interesting articles from the first half of August:
BrowsersThe latest version of IE9 is performing almost as well as the Chrome nightly, and nearly passes the Acid 2 tests. I think they Microsoft might finally be building a decent browser. Additionally, it supports opacity without the alpha filter:
PPK takes a serious stab at grading mobile browers. Take a look at his results:
jQuery officially announces its plan to support mobile browsers:
Caridy Patino wrote a nice YUI 3 gallery project to handle binding event handlers before the YUI 3 library has completely loaded. This is useful, so that user actions before the page is loaded are not lost: