On your marks…

Judging of the Guardian Best British Blog began this weekend. And yes, it was the kick up the backside I needed to get the About page up. This compo has other ramifications, particularly if you should win (like you may have to spend the prize money to pay for the extra bandwidth, albeit for just a month or so).

Are Register.com related to Verisign? If you have registered a domain name with Register they will helpfully automatically charge your credit card for a renewal even if you didn’t give them permission to do so. How nice.

Examining User Expectations for the Location of Common E-Commerce Web Objects is a fascinating look at where users would expect functions (such as shopping cart and login) to be on the screen. It was found that test users were very consistent in their expectations.

Some class barcode inspired backgrounds. And while we’re at it, why not make your own barcode.