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More earthquakes, violence, revolution, but it all pales compared to the big news of the week (well, fortnight): Canadian elections! Yeah, yeah, no one cares except us, we know… The interesting part, though. is the tech card that’s being played by the NDP with calls for national broadband, a ban on UBB, and enshrined net neutrality laws. Could this be the beginning of tech laws playing an important role in the Canadian political sphere?

Perhaps more interesting to our non-Canadian readers, we have posts on CSS3 pseudo-classes, page load speed boosts in ChromeOS, and email marketing in 2 minutes a day.


  • We start the week with SmashingMag on how to use CSS3 pseudo-classes. This has got to be the most exciting part of CSS3 for me, to be honest. Nth-[element], in particular, is going to make my life a lot easier…
  • Next up, it seems that Google has implemented SPDY in ChromeOS, which can apparently speed up page loading time by up to 64%.




  • UX Matters admits that UX research doesn’t provide observations about how some one would work in a natural environment. However, they point out, that does not matter. Then they proceed to give a pretty good walkthrough of what you need to do to pull off a successful user test.
  • GetElastic discusses why you should test your PPC landing pages before sending paid traffic to them. The primary reason, of course, being that you are paying for traffic, why are you sending it to a page that might not convert?


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