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The latest issue of Web Tools Weekly:

http://webtoolsweekly.com/archives/issue-15/

For those who haven't checked it out yet, each issue starts with a quick tip (usually JavaScript) and then there's a categorized list of tools aimed at front-end developers.
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A brand new study on the potential negative effects of a desk job. Here's a quote:

"A growing body of research is finding that sitting down for extended periods may be one of the most dangerous things we do and that the mere act of standing up - rather than doing physical exercise - is perhaps the best antidote."

http://www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/stand-up-for-your-health-1.1481627#.UUolxRzqnh4

And if you like that, then you also might be interested in this article I wrote a while back:

http://www.impressivewebs.com/health-tips-for-web-developers/
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For those interested in a regular feed of CSS-related links, I've been adding stuff regularly to my "CSS Network" page:

http://www.impressivewebs.com/css-network/
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Wow, here's a new view of JavaScript and the web platform. Check out this comment posted on this infoworld article:

http://www.infoworld.com/t/html5/mark-zuckerbergs-opinion-of-html5-meaningless-202460#comment-653311424

Part of it says:

"Javascript SUCKS as a programming language. There isn't one redeeming quality about it. If you use it in a team or inherit code you're almost always going to have crap. Variables with multiple values in it and functions that return different types because the developer thought it was a good idea."

I don't know if I have the technical ability to respond to that. Anyone have any thoughts/retorts?
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So, do mainstream news sources have our best interests at heart? You be the judge:

Look at the following study, dated June 26, 2012:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22733000

The results are explained in the following sources, among others:

http://www.bangor.ac.uk/research/full.php.en?nid=8552&tnid=8552
http://in.lifestyle.yahoo.com/evil-fizzy-drinks-play-havoc-health-092358872.html
 
And it was even picked up by a tabloid:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2181290/Having-seen-evidence-I-dont-touch-fizzy-drinks-Frankly-theyre-evil.html

But what about CNN, NBC, ABC, etc? I can't find a single mainstream North American-based news source that reports on these major findings with regards to soft drink intake.

Even BBC News doesn't seem to have anything on this.

It's pretty obvious that they're happy to report fluffy gossip and other irrelevancies, and are pressured to avoid stories like this that would be hurting their sponsors (i.e. the very ones making the poisonous drinks that are blasted in those articles).
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As a result of tweets by Zeldman (https://twitter.com/#!/zeldman/status/182936563821449216) and Jeff Atwood (https://twitter.com/#!/codinghorror/status/183060450169196544), the whole w3schools subdomain thing is buzzing again.

Here's my original post:

http://www.impressivewebs.com/web-development-search-results-manipulated/

Notice there's a new comment from Google employee John Mueller:

http://www.impressivewebs.com/web-development-search-results-manipulated/#comment-19808

And here's a hacker news thread:

http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3742220

My view of this as of now? Nothing that w3schools has done is against Google's guidelines, so there's no technical reason to penalize them. But I do think they are gaming the system within the boundaries, which is not ethical behaviour. If people want to block them from search results, they should be able to do so.

If nothing else, I hope this just discourages people from linking to their content, and eventually this should bring their SEO placements down somewhat.
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I agree, it seems impossible to block w3schools. I think others site like Sitepoint should be on top of the SERP. It's a tough world out there for good people. Bummer.
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For those who don't know yet, my latest project is a weekly newsletter (that's new, huh?) for front-end developers that's focused on tools:

http://webtoolsweekly.com/

I hope it will fit in nicely with the rest of the weeklies/dailies/monthlies. First issue should be sent out some time next week.
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Seems there's been some good criticism regarding image sliders and carousels lately:

http://www.nngroup.com/articles/auto-forwarding/
http://bradfrostweb.com/blog/post/carousels/

And there's also this older post:

http://conversionxl.com/dont-use-automatic-image-sliders-or-carousels-ignore-the-fad/

That last one has a ton of good quotes and links to other articles, so well worth checking out.
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A really great, comprehensive and in-depth guide to using CSS transitions for creating animated visual effects on your web design by +Louis Lazaris. http://www.adobe.com/devnet/html5/articles/using-css3-transitions-a-comprehensive-guide.html
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These guys have a pretty cool digital animation portfolio:

http://aatmastudio.com/work/

They seem to be famous for their iPad and iPhone "concept features" videos.
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