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Sunday, April 16th, 2006

Bite Size Standards

“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 resource where you can incrementally become a whole lot smarter over time by being exposed to ideas and techniques.

Anyway I hope it goes well and maintains its momentum. Good luck with it. And any developer worth their salt should be subscribing to their RSS feed.

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

Only 4% Knowingly Use RSS - So What

“Those 4% of early adopters are more likely to be influencers”

Slashdot has posted that Of Internet Users, Only 4% Knowingly Use RSS and I’m kind of wondering so what?

Its an interesting enough statistic but this is still pretty new stuff and those 4% of early adopters are more likely to be influencers (I remember reading about six months ago). Scobes, in a post called The Anti-RSS Hype, challenges:

In the meantime, you try to read 743 Web sites in a browser. Go ahead and try. I dare you.

And that statistic is ‘knowingly use the technology’. I think a lot of users don’t know they’re reading blogs as opposed to websites either - if there’s actually a real difference (a blog is a website but a website isn’t a blog as such). Lets look at the statistics in one to three years and see what the story is I guess.

I’m always a bit flabbergasted as to what to say about statistics and we all know they’re notoriously easy to manipulate one way or the other. Also what numbers are we talking here again? I mean if 4% of Internet users came to my blog how many visitors would I have again?

Recent on Pig Pen

Asian Mobile Web

September 9th, 2006

Asian Mobile Web is years ahead of America's - only 1.5 years though.

Paris Hilton On South Park

September 9th, 2006

Paris Hilton On South Park is funny, I must have missed this episode.

Best Web Based Applications

September 9th, 2006

Best Web Based Applications for small business from Forbes. (via Slashdot)

Happy Birthday Star Trek

September 9th, 2006

Happy Birthday Star Trek - wow 40 already! (via Slashdot)

CGI Timeline

September 9th, 2006

CGI Timeline has some interesting checkpoints along the way.

The New Influencers

September 9th, 2006

The New Influencers is a Web.2.0 book by Paul Gillin which is freely available online as a draft for review. (via Steve)

All About Designers

September 9th, 2006

All About Designers - Dan Saffer's need to know article for developers to understand the devil they're dancing with.

Accessibility Evaluation Tools

September 9th, 2006

Accessibility Evaluation Tools are assessed over on That Standards Guy - how useful are they? (via Roger)

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Recent on Norty Pig

Business Issue #1: Silos

September 8th, 2006

Fast Company asks Do you suffer from silo dysfunction? We all live in silos and so its natural they exist inside organisations but if you know they're there you can break the down the barriers. Ken Yarmosh's article Why Web 2.0 Matters To Your Business - Knowledge Sharing is worth a read too.

Businesses Should Know...

September 1st, 2006

Roger Johansson's article 10 Things Businesses Should Know Before Building a Website adds to some others on the subject. If you're hiring or building a web site you should read this.

Gov't Work Postponed

August 30th, 2006

After a phone call with the relevant manager the public sector work will be postponed, so if anyone needs to use my services for 2 half days per week you need only use my contact page to reach me.

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