Simon Willison’s Weblog

Wednesday, 13th April 2005

Smart vs. Dumb Templates. Ian argues for smart template languages, because layout isn’t as simple as you think. # 6:42 pm

zestyping: In the time-wasting hacks department... Ping’s iChat buddy icon now features a sparkline, and rotates over the course of the day. # 5:07 pm

lxml (via) A Pythonic wrapper for libxml2. # 5:04 pm

Howto Generate PDFs in Rails. Use HTMLDoc, PdfWriter or Ruby FPDF. # 5:03 pm

Are you thinking what I’m thinking? I’m pretty much thinking what Chris Applegate is thinking. # 5 pm

Safari WebDevAdditions (via) I haven’t tried these yet, but they look useful. # 4:55 pm

Continuations for Curmudgeons. They aren’t as scary as you may have been lead to believe. # 4:54 pm

Benefits ( (via) This is why the NHS, for all its flaws, is a very very good idea. # 4:11 pm

Why Greasemonkey is good for publishers (via) Free usability tips and bug fixing—your users know more than you do. # 4:09 pm

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