Remaindered Links for 03 Feb 2011
Why Is America’s Transportation System Stuck in the 1950s?
We still focus most of our transportation expenditures on the automobile, the interstate system, and it’s related cash-sinks. Public transportation, even walking, keep getting pushed out of budgets and initiatives. With a country growing more obese every year, we could probably solve a lot of health issues by encouraging more pedestrian or cycle traffic over sitting in a car all the time. But that’s a major initiative that would require the complete rebuilding of our urban and especially our suburban fabric.
iPhone Generates More Revenue Than All of Microsoft
One division of Apple does more than Microsoft entirely. Blame high profit margins or whatever, but Apple’s kicking ass and taking names and is one of the best companies out there right now from a financial perspective (with nearly $100B in the bank).
Convert HTML links to Soundcloud’s HTML5 widget
For those of you who use Soundcloud, here’s how to use jQuery to get links to your audio on Soundcloud to turn into their HTML5 player
box-sizing: border-box Cures What Ailes You
The box model is one of the more frustrating things about web development. Each browser handles it a little bit differently and padding vs width computations break many a page in development and sometimes in production. This sets the width to lock to the border, not the inside of the padding. Not sure why this hasn’t been the default since 2000, but it’s an option now, so start using it.