Gmail gives users alternative to basic HTML view

April 25, 2005 Comments Off on Gmail gives users alternative to basic HTML view

Gmail has updated their learn more page and now allows users to choose a no browser check option to access a standard view of their account. Before, I was getting only the basic HTML view because I have to use a version of Mozilla 1.3 that works on Mac OS8.6.

In Gmail’s HTML view filter creation, settings (including forwarding and POP), spell checker, keyboard shortcuts and address auto-complete were all unavailable. I also didn’t have any invitations. In the standard view, the only functionality missing for me had been keyboard shortcuts. While I can understand their wanting it to work perfectly in every browser, I was better off and had more functionality with an imperfect standard view than with a perfect HTML view. Thanks to Gmail for fixing that.


Top Links 05.04.16 – 23

April 24, 2005 Comments Off on Top Links 05.04.16 – 23

Based on number of views from My Furl Archive:

  1. Fecklessmind » Definitive Solution to Image Replacement
  2. 3×5 Art: Your daily creativity fix
  3. Trendy Artists Pick Up an Old-Fashioned Habit
    Figure drawing!
  4. DaveNet : The Web is a Writing Environment
  5. Matt’s Googly Site – WordPress is not PHP
    Tutorial on WordPress templating system
  6. Drawn! » Blog Archive » Girls are Doing It!
    women creating cartoons and comics
  7. Five Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Perl
  8. Five Simple Rules for Talking about Art
  9. The Canada Council for the Arts – Canada Council for the Arts – Conseil des Arts du Canada
  10. One Idea is Better than Three
  11. Stopdesign | Multiple Design Directions
    Presenting one design is best.

Top Ten Links Last Week

April 19, 2005 Comments Off on Top Ten Links Last Week

Based on number of views from My Furl Archive:

  1. Quick Online Tips: Free Essential Tools for Blogger
  2. Library Journal – The Ethical Blogger
  3. How to Spell the Alphabet
  4. tecosystems: How to Get Into Blogs, 101 Good introduction to Bloglines
  5. What Makes a Painting a Painting?
  6. A perfect climate for painting to triumph

    The popularity of painting often coincides with boom periods of art buying – the last time people spoke of painting as being “big”, for instance, was during the 1980s. New collectors, in particular, attracted to a buoyant art market, tend to go for paintings. Their ease of display, combined with their historical legacy and their aura of originality and uniqueness, means that paintings are unrivalled not as works of art, but as commodities. Perhaps the best way to view the current status of painting, then, is not so much as an artistic phenomenon, but as an economic one.

  7. Kelly Mark: Drawing – Graphite Drawing Series
  8. An Artist’s Perspective on Visual Literacy

    No matter how manipulated a photograph is in the darkroom or on the computer, it does not have the same weight and feeling of a drawing or painting, nor should it.

  9. AIGA – The Re-Skilling of the American Art Student
  10. TCS: Tech Central Station – Science, Pseudo-Science, and Architecture

    As for esthetic value, I would bet on the architect whose project reflects enduring human values in architecture.

And my personal favourite: IT Conversations: Malcolm Gladwell – SXSW Interactive 2005

Malcolm Gladwell is the author Blink and The Tipping Point. Fascinating, often anecdotal, podcast about snap decisions and how to change the environment to improve decision making.

CSS Bird Illustration

April 13, 2005 Comments Off on CSS Bird Illustration

Wise-Women: Tutorial: The Early Bird Catches the CSS: Planning Structural HTML

Hello world!

April 12, 2005 Comments Off on Hello world!

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