Why Degrade Gracefully?

I got thinking today, as I near roll out of an internal helpdesk app heavily using jQuery, why we bother to degrade our scripts so they work without javascript. I get it: some people have javascript disabled in their browser… but my question is this: so what? Javascript is a

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Damn It, Twitter!

All goddamned day I’ve been getting this goddamned whale on Twitter. I’ve also been trying to change the background of my stream, but although it always reports successful (when it doesn’t fail due to capacity problems), it never changes. It either replaces my background with nothing, or it uses the

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A Cleaner, Simpler firsttube.com

I’ve been pretty liberal in completely redesigning my website for some time now. I built this site sometime in August of 2000, using my own HTML. All dynamics were achieved… well… faked… via re-uploading static HTML files. Version 2.0, a major overhaul, arrived shortly thereafter, and version 3.0 completely migrated

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Facebook Redesign Launched

Facebook today launched their long in-the-works redesign. I’ve been following it for at least 4 months or so, and today it appeared live. After many iterations, this may actually be the one I like best. But alas, I use Opera, and strangely, this version doesn’t play well. Many links flat

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Slashdot: Slowing Rotting from the Inside Out

Sometime ago, say, 1999, Slashdot was the king of the online tech world. In fact, from a “hits” standpoint, they may still be, if not second to Digg. Slashdot has always been the first big blog-style tech site, long before the word “blog” meant anything to anyone, and somehow, Rob

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From Bloglines to Google, and Back

I ditched Bloglines the other day for Google Reader. I’m not a huge fan of Bloglines’ new beta interface, most because I find it clunkier than the current interface. Sure, the current one feels a little dated, but it works. Plus, the iPhone interface is nice. Google has a lot

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