A few days ago, I wrote about what the iPad means for web design. One of the most controversial issues is the effect Apple's spurning of Flash will have on the future of that technology. This subject has been written about widely; much of the commentary is along the lines of "good riddance to Flash" and "HTML5 can do everything Flash can do", and is emotional and ill-informed.
Video is becoming more and more popular as an element of web pages. With the fragmented technology standards, providing video that plays everywhere can be tricky. Fortunately, there's an assortment of solutions available that package up all the complexity and provide a single, integrate solution for video that just works.
A nice collection of nav bars from major sites, showing how they have changed over the past few years.
Extensis, which provides a webfont service called WebINK, has launched the coolest tool yet for experimenting with web fonts: the FontDropper.
Jason Santa Maria spoke with Webvanta at An Event Apart Seattle about web typography, web fonts, Typekit, and more.
On Saturday, I had the opportunity to give a 5-minute Webvanta demo as part of the BizTechDay conference in San Francisco. It's a challenge to convey the power of Webvanta in such a short demo. I chose to focus on how Webvanta supports any design, and allows the designer to easily build database-driven pages.
You'll need to register (free) to see this video but it is well worth it.