Yet another PNG fix for IE 6, but this time with all our dreams come true. Positioning, repeating, and none of the link-blocking z-index madness. How does it work? Apparently the proprietary Microsoft VML language does a much better job than the AlphaImageLoader stuff the other fixes rely on. I'll say now that I haven't actually played with this yet so it's not an official endorsement, but from all the positive press on it, I'd say it's worth trying.
There has been abunch of dramalately on John Resig's selector engine Sizzle. Who's gonna use it, who's not gonna use it, who is faster, who is smarter, who invited Suzy to the prom first. I'm not sure I really care, I just find it entertaining.
Just for the record, I'm still a big fan of IntenseDebate and what they are doing, but I think it was a little early to adopt for me. There was some syncing issues, some validation issues, some <code> posting issues and I couldn't quite get it wrestled into shape. So... I'm just gonna give it a little more time. If you still want to have an identity around here and save time filling out all those fields, you can now register at CSS-Tricks. I sexy'd it all up with this plugin and this plugin.
The Designer's Review of Books
I really like this blog. Definitely the place to stop first when looking for a new design book to get. It's where I learned about this Free PDF of a great upcoming book.