Useful Links: jQuery, Women in Tech, DMCA and jailbreaking

jQuery: A Designer’s Perspective at scriptjunkie is a good introduction to jQuery.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you probably know that Jailbreaking iPhone apps is now legal. Well, it’s legal according to the DMCA. Apple says it voids your warranty, however.

Women in Technology is a thoughtful essay at Stubbornella (Nicole Sullivan’s blog). The essay itself is important reading, but as always with posts like this one, the comments reveal even more.

Stubbornella mentioned that women need role models. Well maybe we need some consciousness raising in the media by women who kick butt. Salt comes to mind. Or how about this flick?

But there are armed guards everywhere.

We’re already dead.

Should women just get out there and kick butt?

(I have no idea what this movie is about. Maybe it’s just an excuse to show scantily clad women. But they are kicking butt.)

Useful LInks: 7 HTML Working Drafts, CSS border radius, JQuery

Seven HTML related working drafts published is reported on 456 Berea Street. The HTML 5 differences from HTML 4 draft was especially interesting to me.

Students may like CSS Border Radius. Insert a value for all corners or individual corners and grab the code. For those who don’t like typing.

Sitepoint is doing a series on jQuery for newbies. So far they’ve published Part 1 on selecting elements and manipulating CSS and Part 2 on progressive enhancement and the DOM.

Useful Links: Internet safety, jQuery, Obama and Tech

A important report on Internet safety, a new tutorial on jQuery use in Dreamweaver, and a look at President Obama’s plans for technology. More . . .

Internet Safety Technical Task Force Report from apophenia is important information for educators, parents, and policy makers. Please read it.

Moving Pictures: a jQuery Accordion Tutorial Greg Rewls explains how to use Dreamweaver CS4 with a jQuery Accordion Widget from the Dreamweaver exchange to create an image menu that slides accordion-style.

How Obama Will Use Web Technology at Tech Crunch examines what we can expect technologically from the new administration.

The new media team has identified three top priorities of the new administration – communication, transparency and participation. Let’s examine how the new administration has been leveraging web technologies to meet these priorities.

One of the most interesting changes at is that all the content is now available to the public under a Creative Commons license.

Useful Links: Game Ratings, Naming Conventions, JQuery tutorial

Entertainment Software Ratings Board provides a database of games that can be searched by rating. These are ratings for age-appropriateness and content, rather like movie ratings. If you are buying games for kids this year, it’s a handy resource.

More on developing naming conventions, Microformats and HTML5 Andy Clarke talks about naming conventions in an outside-the-box look at a mashup of microformats and HTML5.

jQuery Tutorial: DOM Manipulation and sorting JQuery is a lightweight JavaScript library that helps you quickly develop events, animations, and AJAX interactions.