Jason Santa Maria outlines what he would like a web design application to do, and a very long discussion follows. Many, if not most, of the people misunderstand what he means: not a WYSIWYG design-turns-into-code app like Dreamweaver, but an app that lets you design how a webpage should look in a way that makes sense for web browsers. An app that renders type the way web browsers do, and lets you change the font of all your text with a single click, but doesn’t necessarily lock you into the CSS-driven paradigm that everything is a box with margin, padding and borders.
Andrew Coyne discusses new Governor-General David Johnston’s speech in which he references Samuel de Champlain of France as “Canada’s first governor”. Coyne says this subverts the Quebec nationalist version of history, making Canada something that was born out of New France, rather than something that replaced it. Not only do I agree wholeheartedly with the concept, I wrote something similar a year and a half ago.