Some time ago I mentioned backstage.bbc.co.uk and a couple of ideas I'd had around travel feeds. Well I've been messing around and I'm happy to announce that myCommute now has a working prototype.
Posts about "web development"
Well you didn't have to wait long. Backstage.bbc.co.uk went into public beta today. Pretty much everything I said about opening up the News and Sport feeds to do cool things with, applies also for the plethora of feeds listed on backstage.bbc.co.uk - be it the extensive travel information available, or the Doctor Who RSS feed.
A press release about RSS feeds isn't going to set the world alight. One that starts off telling you to go off and reuse the feed in exciting ways might just.
It must have been 1998 when I first used HTML pre-processor Hitop, and now seven years later, I'm beginning to say goodbye.
I spent most of the day messing with PHP, XML and Yahoo's APIs to knock together a simple, pretty basic website search script for use on Catherine's website. It's not hugely complicated but it was all new stuff.
I know, I know. I'm behind the times. But the announcement that Yahoo were opening up APIs to its search engine got me thinking that I could finally replace the Atomz search on this site, with something that doesn't force me to have crummy ads on it.
Well here it is, Bods Central v3.0. It's only really a re-skin of the content but the old design had been in use since November 2002, and I've been itching for a change for a while.
At long last, version 3.0 of The F-Word has gone live. Given I first started work on redesigning Catherine's site back in December 2002, you might understand that its launch is somewhat of a relief to me.
It's taken me a long time to realise, but I finally have. The meta keywords tag in HTML is now very pointless.
CSS hacks are on two levels - documented 'features' and undocumented browser bugs. And using the latter could be storing up a whole lodda trouble for the future.