To help kick off the new SVG community site, I thought I’d write up a tutorial and post it there. It’s a quickie and it’s maybe a couple years out of style, but it’s got some pretty pictures: Gelcap Buttons in SVG. (Some people call these ‘aqua buttons’).

Disclaimer: The PlanetSVG website is still largely under construction, so please be gentle. Rob is working on a Drupal theme and we still have to plan out the overall flow of the site.

§510 · December 1, 2008 · Software, SVG, Technology, Web · 2 comments · Tags: , , , ,


I received a copy of Shelley Powers‘ new book, Painting the Web about a month ago. Sadly I was pretty busy with work and other projects so I wasn’t able to devour it as quickly as I’d hoped – though I did take a moment to squee over the fact that my SVG Support page is in the book. Ok, this review might be biased 😉 Read the rest of this entry …

§484 · August 17, 2008 · Technology, Web · Comments Off on Painting the Web, Having Fun · Tags: ,


Via Dion’s twitter, this article about a Universal Edit Button (UEB), the discussion has started to make the rounds. The idea is to make editability as discoverable as syndicatability. Whoof, those are some mouthfuls. Ok, you know that orange feed button you see when a page has a feed? Well this will maybe add a green button for those pages that can be edited, like wikis. Read the rest of this entry …

§468 · June 20, 2008 · Software, Technology, Web · Comments Off on UEB: Putting The U In Web · Tags: ,


One reason I think Web Applications (as opposed to the now watered-down term of Rich Internet Applications) are great for users and developers, is because they do not need to be installed directly on the user’s computer. This is one thing I think Adobe has misunderstood about the ‘RIA’ revolution with AIR. Read the rest of this entry …

§457 · April 21, 2008 · Adobe, Ajax, RIA, Software, Technology, Web · Comments Off on Web Apps: The Critical Difference · Tags: , ,