Useful links: HTML5 forms, common HTML5 mistakes, Lion, Dropbox, and Bloom’s Taxonomy

The latest on browser support for HTML5 forms. From wufoo.

Avoiding Common HTML5 Mistakes from HTML5 Doctor.

Reading is Easier on Safari with Lion – Here’s Why from Mac Tips talks about several new features in Lion.

Use Dropbox to Test Your Website Locally from Digital Inspiration is sure a lot less expensive than Browser Cam.

Bet you never thought you’d see Bloom’s Taxonomy mentioned on A List Apart, but here it is. The UX of Learning.

Useful links: Triberr, Hidden, WebVTT

That Tech Chick has a post about a new social tool called Triberr. You might want to give it a spin to see if it increases traffic to your blog.

Hidden is a nice app for Macs. If your Mac is stolen, it sends you a location and photos of the thief.

Recent developments around WebVTT.

People have been asking me lots of questions about WebVTT (Web Video Text Tracks) recently. Questions about its technical nature such as: are the features included in WebVTT sufficient for broadcast captions including positioning and colors? Questions about its standardisation level: when is the spec officially finished and when will it move from the WHATWG to the W3C? Questions about implementation: are any browsers supporting it yet and how can I make use of it now?

Useful links: Facebook app, Mac malware, iOS 5 rumors, Wells Fargo settlement

Turn your Facebook profile into a virtual museum. Might be a good way to take a look at what you’re sharing and whether it’s really what you want to be sharing.

Mac OS update against Mac Defender.

Twitter Getting Photos in Order Ahead of iOS 5 Integration. Just a few days until Apple announces what’s up with iOS 5, and these rumors are among the most interesting I’ve seen.

Wells Fargo will pay $16 Million to users who experienced accessibility issues with their phone and website services.

Useful links: CSS selectors, OS X shortcuts, Postel’s law, Bob’s Birthday

Understanding CSS Selectors at Script Junkie. Great explanation of attribute selectors, including how to style with attribute selectors when using ARIA roles and forms. The article also explains how to use more than one attribute selector to create styles.

Want to look like a real computer whiz on your Mac? Study A selection of Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts at 456 Berea Street for some lesser known shortcuts that will speed up your day.

Adactio was talking about Going Postel today. He said,

As long as we use progressive enhancement, the front-end stack of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is remarkably resilient. Remove JavaScript and some behavioural enhancements will no longer function, but everything will still be addressable and accessible. Remove CSS and your lovely visual design will evaporate, but your content will still be addressable and accessible.

I had to go look up Postel’s Law to see what he was referring to. Just in case you’ve never heard of it either, here’s how Wikipedia describes it:

In computing, the robustness principle is a general design guideline for software:

Be conservative in what you send; be liberal in what you accept.

The principle is also known as Postel’s Law, after Internet pioneer Jon Postel, who wrote in an early specification of the Transmission Control Protocol that:

TCP implementations should follow a general principle of robustness: be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others.

Today’s is Bob Marley’s birthday. And I cannot resist an occasional foray into the off topic land of iconic music. The wonderful organization Playing for Change has given us this in celebration of the day.

Useful Links: YouTube edu, Mac news, Privacy

100 Incredibly Useful YouTube Channels for Teachers may give you some helpful resources.

Apple’s “Back to the Mac” Event: All the Announcements at Mashable is a nice summary of recent announcements. No more CD slot – time to flip a switch in your brain to flash drive for everything.

Tracking the Companies that Track You Online is a podcast from NPR’s Fresh Air. It’s an interview with Julia Angwin of The Wall Street Journal that looks at how tracking companies, data brokers and advertising networks work.

Useful links: Tutorials, content strategy, iOS4, and some good advice

Think Vitamin has a set of video tutorials that can be viewed free. Some look suitable for classroom use.

Content Strategy Roles and You has some great ideas for organizing your workforce to fill content strategy roles. Be sure to check out the great infographic on approaches to web content strategy.

Speaking of content strategy, find out what’s coming in The Elements of Content Strategy and let the author know what you’d like to see there.

Immediately Improve iOS4 Performance with these Tips is some news you might find you can use.

The Web Design Community Offers Advice to Beginners is an inspiration and a cautionary tale at the same time. Good reading for students and instructors alike.