SitePoint redesign -- Just for kicks, Simon Willison has redesigned SitePoint, a popular design site, using an all-CSS layout. This is proof positive that even complex layouts can be duplicated using style sheets. (Also see Steve Clay's Amazon.com redo.) News sites should step up to the plate. (On a related note, good discussion continues in the comments to my Why news sites don't use XHTML and CSS post.)
Washingtonpost.com now officially requires users to provide personal information, which is stored in a cookie, in order to access some stories. From what I could tell, it started yesterday afternoon/evening (Eastern Time). But which stories bring up the registration prompt? As far as I can tell, only metro stories. Other stories (politics, health, etc.) remain "free" for the time being. (Also see my previous blog entry.)
Nathan Ashby-Kuhlman: Technical restrictions hinder customization -- "Why is it that people like me can run server scripts and databases on our personal sites for less than $100 a year in hosting fees, but producers at sites with huge budgets and dedicated datacenters are stuck with static HTML and no control over content management systems?" I've wondered the same thing, brother. I've wondered the same thing.