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Today was the one day I needed to work from home. Today was the day Virgin Media decided to suspend my broadband services with no notice and for no apparent reason.
I’m no lover of Helvetica but neither do I hate it. That said I really do have an aversion to Helvetica Neue Light, or rather an aversion to when Helvetica Neue Light is used without due thought and attention, and particularly within user interfaces.
M’learned colleague, Andy Hume and I have just picked up our badges and (orange!) bags for @media 2005 (a day early so I don’t have to catch a stupidly early train). Big congratulations to Patrick for getting this far and still managing to stay cool –…
Blogdex is a project of the MIT media laboratory built to ‘harness the power of personal news, amalgamating and organizing personal news content into one navigable source’. Translated this means it trawls approx 12,000 weblogs and lists which links are most popular…
It is with much regret that I have to inform you of the demise of linesandsplines. A beautiful intellectual web log dedicated to the joys & aesthetics of typography. Often way above my amateurish knowledge of the subject – but that was the point for me – how…
“Advertising is not a means of supporting media. Media is an excuse for presenting advertising”, as purported by rusty in his sane insight into The Economics of a Web Community. And more particularly why kuro5hin is broke.
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So I’m off to @media for the rest of this week – can’t wait! And in other news I have an article in this month’s Practical Web Design magazine.
Clagnut is featured as a Star Site in Practical Web Design magazine and @media 2006 is announced.
In the Guardian, a discussion of the disturbing lack of women in New Media: The rarity of women in the field of technology makes it hard to establish good networking opportunities. “It’s a great shame, because women are particularly good when it comes to the…
Latest issue of Boxes and Arrows, the redesign of Audi.com. The process explored workgroup software, utilized technology to support the brand ideals and challenged the status quo of current web navigation thinking by proposing a right handed navigation system. Hillman…
City of Sound is a new addition to my blog roll. Written by Dan Hill, it’s a London-centric weblog with a somewhat grand raison d’être.
This week’s ALA shows how to conceive and design print style sheets that automatically format web content for off-screen delivery. Includes tips on hiding inappropriate content, styling text for the printer, and displaying the URL of every link on the page.
Day two, and following the CSS failure yesterday I thought we’d camp out in the Corn Exchange all evening to ensure we saw Art Brut.
Friday Biscuit: Out of curiosity
I dug up Logie Baird
And I asked him what petrified forests see<
To make them all so scared. from Albert Hammond Bootleg on Back In The D.H.S.S. The website for this year’s Brighton Festival has got some thoughtful bits of…
I was just glancing through a journal Jeffrey Veen wrote in 1991, whilst he was studying theatre in London. Almost exactly twelve years later, he could have lifted an entry straight from this week’s papers: The U.S. declared war and attacked Iraq tonight. Bush will…
Yesterday was a pretty good day for April Fools. In particular was the SimpleFools conspiracy and media Antarctica.
Good one off the Brighton New Media mailing list. Tom Nixon wrote: Can you imagine this list’s geeks at a footie match? When the opposition supporters start chanting “You’re not singing any more” at them they’ll smugly pipe up “Aha! you are…
@media wrapped up with a Hot Topics discussion panel. One of the hot topics suggested by an attendee was ‘semantics’. There seems to be something of an obsession with the word in web circles.
Joe Clark needs your help in setting up an ambitious accessibility project.
The welcome demise of the pop-up, and some welcome alternatives.
So I’ve just downloaded iTunes for Windows and it’s lovely. Straight away, here’s three things it’s got over Windows Media player: Music sharing with your local network.
Quick browsing – play an individual album in your library with one click.
There’s a different approach to web page layout which is gradually getting some traction. The idea is that the layout is changed to best accommodate the window size.
One of the prime reasons for going to @media was to learn more from recognised experts in the field of accessibility, and yet I came away confused and disillusioned about the state of the things.
Getting work with governmental bodies frequently involves a tedious, time consuming, tendering process with spurious clauses bad for the soul.
I’ve just had an email back from the ISSN UK Centre, once more turning down my request for an ISSN for Clagnut.
This morning, I received a link-swapping email from someone called Dom. I don’t do link swaps – I get plenty of traffic as it is – and if I like your site I’ll link to it anyway. Fortunately for Dom I do like his site, or more particularly I like his…
…to check out Joe “Accessibility” Clark’s web various weblogs: Axxlog: Links-and-commentary blog on accessible media NUblog: Links-and-commentary blog on online content and everything that entails. Written in a somewhat affected third person.
In my post on creating a professional body for web designers I suggested that a function should be to help with the ‘continued professional development’. Christina Wodtke has been considering options for extending one’s career as a web designer.
The Design Council has published a detailed look at what information design is and what is expected from information designers.
Are there any useful DOM scripting references out there?
Design Week had an editorial highlighting the demise of craft skills and typography in college curricula. It reminded me that courses teaching web design in the UK rarely include such skills in the first place. So where are the good courses?
Netscape’s DevEdge has been redesigned as a standards showcase. Yes, another important web site has been redesigned and built without table-layout. Visually, it’s hardly cutting edge, but is easy on both the eye and the mouse. The drop down menus are rather splendid…
The media conference this year was as good as ever. Even the queues for coffee and food were quicker this year. I’ve jotted down a few titbits gleaned from the sessions I attended.
As you’ve probably heard by now, a number of explosions have gone off in the London Underground system and on a number of buses. Tony Blair has just confirmed it was a terrorist attack. Thanks to those of you IMing to see if I’m OK.
As you’ve probably heard by now, we at Clearleft are organising another d.Construct conference, set for Friday 8th September this year. We’ve just released the schedule and published a podcast.
So d.Construct is over. It all seemed to go swimmingly well and there has been a fantastic positive response from everyone who attended.
Clearleft and Indi Young are putting on a Mental Models workshop.
Following on from the great response we had to d.Construct, Clearleft is proud to be putting on an Ajax training course early next year.
I didn’t think I’d care much, but there’s a few things I need to get off my chest.
In the Sunday Times, Bryan Appleyard poses the question Will the web be the death of civilisation? Plenty of sweeping statements along with interesting thoughts on anonymity and identity.
Here’s something that’s been playing on my mind recently. What role can CSS alone play in making websites accessible?
Recently I’ve been playing around with the webcam & audio conversation features in Microsoft’s latest instant messenger client. I have to say I was impressed, particularly with the audio. And for a short time only, there is a webcam feed on this site.
First thing on Tuesday morning, I’ll be presenting Web Typography Sucks with the venerable Mark Boulton. Also that day is Helvetica the Movie. And on Saturday there’s the Great British Booze-up.
Why is the humble apostrophe so regularly misused and why are hairdressers so often the culprits? Ladie’s perm’s at half price (As the Guardian readers’ editor points out, journalists who should know better also get it wrong.) Apostrophes have two…
A fantasy proposal for a website which automatically generates font stacks based on community input.
British Sea Power gave an awesome peformance which was a fitting finale to a fantastic three nights.
As Director of the W3C Tim Berners-Lee has written a typically cogent letter to the US Patent and Trademark Office in protest against the Eolas ‘906 Patent.
Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance is the full title of the latest book with my name on it. Published by Friends of Ed, it’s now gone to the printers and will be available sometime in July.