Archive for June, 2005

Proposing New Internet Architecture

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

Just reading on Wired News about Internet pioneer, David Clark, having the idea to create an entirely new Internet architecture. I’m in for this one as the current Internet is 30 years old now - we can do it a whole lot better than just Internet2. (via Pig Pen)

The Number One Rule - Get Content

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

The number one rule is don’t take clients who don’t have up front content. They may never get their act together but you may have to put a lot of time and effort into maintaining that relationship long term if you make this mistake. It’s tempting to think you’ll create the site before you see […]

Kevin’s Open Letter To The ATF

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

The month is all but over all of a sudden and I’m wondering where I put all four weeks as I haven’t seemed to amass any real momentum. In the web design world it’s been a month of contentious conversation among identities involved in accessibility, too. I won’t go into naming articles as every man […]

Today I’m Back To Being A Student

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

For a short while the label that never existed on my office desk was interface designer at Norty Pig. And while Norty Pig exists as a business entity it won’t be making any real money for a number of years until I finish this Bachelor of Computing degree (in about three and a half years […]

A Big Day For Software Releases

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

So Google Earth has hit the light of day and I’ve been playing with it for a while - I’m impressed. I’m even considering paying the $20 per year to get the better quality images but I’d first like a guarantee they’ll meet my expectations. Even the free version is a remarkable software application.
It’s also […]

Copyright Warnings On Blogs

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

Let me start by saying feel free to plunder my blog for whatever you want. Any information or views put up here are freely available for reuse and to reprint. Hell if you write a book with my stuff I’d have to warn you that I may be wrong on several issues. I guess if […]

Eric’s Speaking Browsers

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Eric Meyer weighs into the accessibility conversation, one he never quite ever left, with a suggestion that screen readers need to become speaking browsers. These speaking browsers need only read the content and not scrape the page by reading the style sheets, table layouts or other visual factors. That makes more sense than I’m even […]

Tommy Olsson On Accessibility

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

This morning my RSS reader informed me Tommy Olsson published Accessibility Only For Disabilities?. Where do I start? I agree, I agree, yup, yup and yes. Great article and not just because I personally agree with most of what’s on the page (always a bonus).
The last point sparked my interest somewhat - should web pages […]

Spammer - Go Elsewhere

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

I won’t rant and rave about the many hundreds of spams being deluged on both my blogs over the last few days. After all they’re only making a buck (OK that’s my sarcastic side cooking away). Spammer piss off please and go elsewhere. I’ve closed commenting down completely on both blogs for an indeterminate time […]

The Making Of Flickr - Via Veen

Monday, June 27th, 2005

OK I’m known to be a Flickr basher but it’s only because it’s so bloody ugly and I see it everywhere. It’s a great application and I envy the hell out of every member of the Flickr team - I’m training to be a software engineer when I grow up but I’m already just over […]