Archive for June, 2011
Get $2 of free credit towards Amazon MP3 downloads with code CLOUDMP3. Expires June 30, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time. Limit one per customer.
My purchases for the last couple years have been through Amazon and not iTunes (slightly cheaper, MP3 imports more easily into conversion tools). Since Cloud Player, I find myself not even downloading purchased music because it’s so convenient to play from any computer. The Cloud Player page isn’t designed for iOS, but mostly works since it falls back to HTML5 audio. The interface is clunky when using mobile Safari (hint: two-finger scroll to scroll the list of songs), but I’m sure that problem will be solved.
HTML5 Biolerplate (by Paul Irish of Modernizr fame) is a nice skeleton for starting new projects. The pieces I’m most interested in and have copied from are the CSS (reset and baseline), .htaccess (MIME types, cache settings, rewrites for pretty/canonical URLs), HTML skeleton (asynchronous Google Analytics, iOS directives and touch icons, IE conditional classes).
Even if you don’t have an immediate use for these things, it’s worth a peruse to become familiar with some of the more widespread browser compatibility and performance problems, and the popular techniques to solve them.