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Carnival of the Web is on hiatus

October 21st, 2006

Unfortunately, there will be no Carnival of the Web this month. I'll be putting it on hiatus indefinitely. Now that I'm freelancing, I simply don't have the time to read through blogs and pick the best posts. Perhaps it will come back some time in the future. I apologize to everyone who had submitted articles for the fifth edition.

Carnival of the Web #4

September 17th, 2006

Welcome to the fourth Carnival of the Web.

First off, Jonathan Snook explains how to maintain an ideal source order while still displaying web site elements in the appropriate positions with Stackable CSS Columns.

Next, Joe Kissell at Interesting Thing of the Day explains just what is so unconventional about text-based ads.

Violeta of All Tips and Tricks shares her results of A personal experiment on internet traffic sources, trying to understand how social software fits in to web site marketing.

Dave Gooden wonders Am I missing something?, giving a skeptical look at the use of map mash-ups for real estate web sites.

Renata Vincoletto at A geek Family wonders what effects the internationalization of companies has on the freedom of nations to enforce their own laws, when Google has bad moments in Brazil.

Dominic Foster shares a simple checklist outlining how he set up WordPress.

And finally, Benjamin Yoskovitz helps non-designers understand the importance of choosing a look and feel of a web site, explaining How To Pick the Best Theme in WordPress For You.

Carnival of the Web #3

August 20th, 2006

Hello and welcome to the third edition of the Carnival of the Web! Despite this being the middle of the summer, it's obviously not everyone has been on holiday. This month we have some more great blog posts I hope you'll enjoy. For more information on this carnival, or to submit an article, check out the carnival info page.

First off, Dustin Diaz shows how JavaScript can be a bit more object-oriented by showing us How to achieve private, public, and privileged members in JavaScript.

Next, Simon Willison gives a detailed review with the ups and downs of Sticking with Opera 9.

Justin Palmer insists we should worry more about code readability than length by exploring Why Chef Boyardee Doesn't Write Javascript.

If you're hungry for some Bite Size Standards, why not learn how to Clean up code with semantic anchors.

Dean Edwards brings the for-loop into the 21st century in Enumerating JavaScript Objects.

Jeremy Keith explains why the only way web developers are going to be able to work with JavaScript is by Learning JavaScript.

James Bennett gives some perspective on what security really means with Let’s talk about frameworks, security edition.

Clay Mabbitt over at Web Design Business Best Practices walks us through a useful but often overlooked aspect of database design, showing how to leave an audit trail in your database.

Joe Kissell brings us the next Interesting Thing of the Day, a look at the million dollar homepage and how to make a fortune with paperclips and pixels.

D Kai Wilson of Mechanical Regurgitation brings us through an often necessary sanity check by asking the question: Are YOU listed on spam blacklists?

Sérgio Rebelo at twodotfive weighs the pros and cons of using a fixed layout with Blog Widths.

And to finish things off with a laugh, Avant News brings us news all the way from the year 2008, letting us know that Social Networking Site to Replace Traditional Voting.

Carnival of the Web #2

July 23rd, 2006

Welcome to the second edition of the Carnival of the Web.

To start things off, Emil Stenström at Friendly Bit brings up some good points with Current issues with Microformats.

John Oxton makes us web developers all feel a little bit better about ourselves with No I am not bloody sorry.

Rob Cherney follows up on John Oxton's post (and makes us feel even better) with A Bloody Good Developer.

Justin Palmer at EncyteMedia gives a different way of looking at design issues with Unconscious Interface Design.

Clay Mabbitt of Web Design Businesses Best Practices gives a nice guide to Pricing your web design service.

Joe Kissell at Interesting Thing of the Day gives us an introduction to Wikis.

Ohad's Internet News referees the battle of the giants with Google VS Microsoft.

Gerard at Interweb World wants to help you Perfect Your WordPress Title Tags.

George Papp at the Website Auction Hub answers the question How can I monetize my forum and start making money with it?.

Daniel Scocco of Innovation Zen outlines the top 5 trends of Marketing Under the Information Age.

And finally, Daniel Swiecki wonders what comes after Web 2.0 by asking How Much Rounder Can Corners Get?.

Carnival of the Web #1

June 18th, 2006

Welcome to the first monthly Carnival of the Web. Below you'll find some of the best posts from the past month in the web professional blogosphere.

The next Carnival of the Web will be posted on Sunday, July 23rd. If you write about web design or development and want to contribute something over the next month, feel free to submit your blog posts.

The infamous Roger Johansson of 456 Berea Street reminds us to Use Ajax scripting responsibly. Be sure to check out the comments to discover just how intense (and long) comments can get.

Mike Papageorge of the ever popular Fiftyfoureleven suggests some very clever and not-so-obvious ways to optimize the load time of a web site in Reducing HTTP Requests.

Andy Hume at Bite Size Standards knows that Understanding "Any order columns" is difficult. In this wonderful tutorial, he explains why the order of columns in HTML can be different from their order on the screen using CSS.

Emil Stenström, web developer extraordinaire at Friendly Bit helps us remember where we've come from, the mistakes we've made and why it's taken us so long to start using standards again. See why Real hackers don't use CSS.

Dustin Diaz takes a different side in the ongoing debate and answers the question Why inline styles with strict doctypes?

Joe Kissell of Interesting Thing of the Day explains just what is so interesting about Cascading Style Sheets in the first place, with Cascading Style Sheets / Bringing sanity back to Web design.

At RotorBlog, Maris does a side-by-side user interface comparison of two similar personal web portals in Netvibes vs. Pageflakes - design and basic functions.

Artem points us over to Solution Watch to check out a review of something that should keep you distracted from work Up for Ajax Battleship? Play Sink My Ship.

Ohad of Ohad's Internet News offers a new way of writing blog posts that is an ongoing process reacting to user feedback in Evolutionary posts.

Craig at gridbuzz goes below the headlines on the Net Neutrality issue to explain What Net Neutrality is really all about.

Jon Swift takes a look at his recent Google Searches and realises that if the government is watching him, they're going to be in for a surprise.

And last but not least, Chris Quimby shares a humorous tale of helping his mother onto the information superhighway with Throwing Mom on the Highway.

Last Call for the Carnival of the Web

June 11st, 2006

This is a last call for submissions to the first monthly Carnival of the Web. Saturday, June 17th is the deadline, as the carnival will be posted here on Sunday.

So if you have a blog that web professionals would be interested in, or if you've read something really great on another blog in the past month, please make a submission.

The Carnival of the Web

May 18th, 2006

I'd like to announce The Carnival of the Web. This will be a monthly blog carnival showcasing the best posts in the wide world of web professionalism. The first carnival will take place on Sunday, June 18th, 2006.

This carnival will be aimed entirely at web professionals. These include web designers, web developers, web masters, search engine optimizers, or anyone else who works with or creates web sites. The posts can be about any topic of interest to web professionals. This includes web design, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, SEO, usability, accessibility, web standards. General topics relating to the past, present or future state of the web will also be very welcome.

If you have a blog and would like to participate, please send in your submission!