“Black Enterprise Goes Beta” and other links…

blackweb20.com: “As a current Drupal junky, I am a little disappointed BE decided to use WordPress as their content management system (CMS) as its main intention is a blogging platform. While I understand that it has been proven WordPress can be shoe-horned into such implementations, the tons of additional javascript additions each plugin adds in addition to the lack of real community features, I hope they don’t run into any scalability issues nor do they make too many changes to the core code as any update will wipe them away.” I am just glad that a traditional, bricks-and-mortar Black business oriented web site is finally taking web technology somewhat seriously—instead of clutching on to its print offering and damn near punishing online readers with demands to buy the print version. Once Barack Obama’s use of Web technology really becomes apparent to the Negro gatekeepers out there, my “hope” is that a new fashion trend will break out such that great tech women like Tiffany B. Brown won’t be disruptive curiosities to our Top Ladies of Distinction in the Black business world.

Buy this Book at Amazon.com! “jQuery and Microsoft”

Scott Guthrie: “A big part of the appeal of jQuery is that it allows you to elegantly (and efficiently) find and manipulate HTML elements with minimum lines of code. jQuery supports this via a nice ‘selector’ API that allows developers to query for HTML elements, and then apply ‘commands’ to them.” The news is out: “jQuery to ship with Visual Studio.” PDC 2008 videos like “ASP.NET and JQuery” (Stephen Walther) and “ASP.NET AJAX Futures” (Bertrand Le Roy) show me that Microsoft needs a technology like jQuery for its JSON-centric AJAX scenario.

“Opera study: only 4.13% of the web is standards-compliant”

Ryan Paul: “The study found that Adobe Flash is used on roughly 35 percent of all web sites. Flash is most popular in China, where it was found on 67 percent of the web sites analyzed by MAMA, and it was least popular in Denmark, where it is used on 25 percent of web sites.” Wow. 35% is rather low for my expectations.