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Bits and Pieces


This morning I was reading my newspaper (NRC Handelsblad) and on the back page I came across this
hilarious story from a plastic surgeon (translated):

“Plastic surgery is a wonderful profession. About half a year after her
nose job a woman comes back for a routine check. She looks fabulous, is very
happy and has brought her husband along. She tells me that after years of waiting
for the operation she can finally get pregnant. It’s been two weeks since
the couple discovered she’s pregnant. To my question how this relates
to her nose job she answered that they both decided to wait after the operation
to have children. Both were terrified at the thought their child would end up
with a similar ugly nose.”



Peter Huwyler, an official Lamborghini employee and salesman, reacts
to the comments
made in the first
edition of FAST
. Now if only I can lay my hands on one of them cars. How
about a sponsorship deal? Free advertising for life on this site, a Gallardo
must atleast be worth that, right?



Everybody remotely interested in Mozilla and design has heard the news —
but I’ll personally point you to the lickable™
drawings and subsequent final icons for Thunderbird by Jonathan Hicks.

From Belgium, Veerle
Pieters shares her thoughts
on how to keep code and the final product in mind throughout the design phase.

The folks at web-graphics
point me to this peculiar
article on web standards
. Some valid points, but, in my opinion the author
completely misunderstands the role and place of standards in web development.
Read what Jeffrey Zeldman and
others have to
say and you would know why standards matter.

This item was posted by dhilhorst on Wednesday, April 21st, 2004.


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3 comments on “Bits and Pieces”

  1. Posted by Ryan Brill on Wednesday, April 21st, 2004.

    “Both were terrified at the thought their child would end up with a similar ugly nose.”

    Lol. Some people just don’t have a clue…

  2. Posted by ak on Wednesday, April 21st, 2004.

    regarding the article against web standards, i can’t see one valid point.

    his three main points against css is that it’s way too hard, that if microsoft doesn’t support it, you shouldn’t either, and that it sucks. he also goes on to say that w3c is a failure, and so you shouldn’t support they specifications they draft.

    the thing that really makes me laugh is that the site on which it’s posted has a banner declaring “made with cascading style sheets”.. :D

  3. Posted by Didier Hilhorst on Wednesday, April 21st, 2004.

    Maybe I should have said potential valid points. I do by no means agree with this article. The advantages of using standards in web development are all listed at the usual popular destinations such as ALA. However generally speaking it is true that standards do not come without the necessary trade-offs, delays and so forth. Developing with web standards is not heaven on earth but it is a whole lot better than tag soup or endless nested tables.