PNGs (Portable Network Graphics) are one of the coolest things to happen to the web in the last decade. Unfortunately due to terrible PNG support in Internet Explorer 6 (which is arguably one of the least cool things to happen to the web in the last decade), PNGs have never really caught on. However, as IE6 usage starts to drop and PNG support in all major modern browsers, PNGs are set to make a comeback. But what about poor, old IE6? Well, that’s what fixes are for. And Unit Interactive had released a new PNG fixer-upper script for IE6 that is lightweight and does most all of what you’d want a PNG fixer-upper script to do.
The folks over at DesignM.ag (whose site I’d never seen, but will definitely be visiting again!) have compiled a fantastic list of over 200 resources for the freelancing folk in the web design/development community. They’ve broken their compilation into two parts: business resources and design/development resources. The business resources are all about helping you (the presumed freelancer) work better and faster: they cover everything from finding freelance jobs, to invoicing your clients, to managing your time and projects. The design resources, on the other hand, are a great resource for finding new sites to bookmark: they have stock photography sites, layout generators, SEO tools, and more.
If you’re a regular Firefox user (and with the great rendering and better plugins, why wouldn’t you be?), you’ve probably noticed a certain bit of “usability” that more often than not just looks pretty darn annoying: the dotted outline Firefox puts around links or images when you click them. The outline is meant to act as a visual cue, letting you know which of the possibly closely associated links just received your ministrations. However, the effect more often than not simply clashes with the site’s overall design. Luckily there’s an easy fix, and Chris over at CSS-Tricks has written an article on removing that annoying little line. And better still, he offers solutions for adding some sort of visual “click” indicator back to the anchor, thus preserving usability, but not at the expense of beauty.