Archive for the 'Blogging' Category

Accidental Deletion Of Comments

Friday, May 19th, 2006

“I’m so used to mass deleting spam that I hit spam by accident”
With the number of spam hitting my domains I could be excused for missing a valuable ‘real person’ comment over on Pig Pen or having it chewed in the spam filter. But something happened this morning which worries me a bit - I […]

Our Peter Hermann Acrylic Illustration

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

“And how appropriate is See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil?”
Sometimes when you’re blogging good things happen and today in the mail I received an original acrylic illustration from Peter Hermann in Denmark. It was one he did for the American magazine The Progressive (and an accompanying postcard). The story is short but […]

TechCrunch, WSA and Stylegala

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

“That’s a famous line from the yellow pages advertisements”
The new design on Michael Arrington’s TechCrunch has a flavoursome story with him posting a screenshot of a fan’s design and his paid designer walking out. Valleywag has a rundown of how it unfolded but I really don’t see the issue. If I were in Michael’s position […]

Not The Friggin’ News Volume 1

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

“Not The Friggin’ News Volume 1 is about REVOLUTION”
So Norty Pig has rebooted into Not The Friggin’ News Volume 1 and your first thoughts were what the hell was I thinking? Small text, lots of image maps, a heavy page, yada yada. Yes I can see your point but that small text can be scaled […]

English - Less Than One Third Of Blogs

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

“The surprise was simply that English language blogs only accounted for 31%”
David Sifry’s article on the State Of The Blogosphere, April 2006 Part 2: On Language and Tagging - yes a long winded name for an interesting read - expands on Part 1: Growth of the Blogosphere.
The interesting part for me was in the growth […]

Joe Clark’s IceWeb 2006 Transcriptions

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

“If it was a bit warmer in Iceland and I was a bit richer”
Joe Clark has been good enough to provide transcriptions of the IceWeb 2006 Conference providing a rich read for the weekend. Great stuff.
IceWeb 2006 Introductions, State of the Web 2006 by Molly Holzschlag, Redesign Redux: Behind the Steering Wheel by Kelly Goto, […]

May 1st Rebooting Norty Pig

Friday, April 28th, 2006

“Traffic coming off the CSS Reboot is reaching a reasonable significance”
Why not cross two bridges for the price of a single shiny penny? I mean I’m rebooting Norty Pig for the CSS Reboot and thought it may as well be a May 1st Reboot as well. Being the same day. Being the same site.
I have […]

Reboot The Pig Instead

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

“With some late nights and no video games this is a doable feat”
The madness of looking at the calendar and seeing the week left before the reboot - and then thinking I’ve not got a show of getting the Pig Work redesign done in time (as if that was ever going to happen) - and […]

Vitamin - A Week For Collaborative Blogs

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

“We need good sources of reliable and varifiable information”
Collaborative blogs are great if you can get them to work. Gaining support, content, agreement and editorial balance all must be extremely hard. Last week Bite Size Standards came out with an initial flurry of activity and now we have Vitamin which is a resource for web […]

Bite Size Standards

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

“A resource where you can incrementally become a whole lot smarter over time”
The must subscribe site of the day of course is the launch of Bite Size Standards which aims to have many highly skilled authors submitting small bites of information which are highly digestible. Long tutorials won’t be found but even better is a […]