Thursday, 30 December 2004

INTERNET: Get Acrobat Reader 7 for viewing PDFs. adot's notblog*: get acrobat reader 7

HELP: Links to donate and help the survivors of the Tsunami disaster. Asian Earthquake Relief

Thursday, 23 December 2004

NOT WEB DESIGN: The funniest most hideous thing I've seen in a long while. css Zen Garden: The Beauty in CSS Design by Bruce Lawson

INTERNET SEARCH: What people have mostly been looking for this year. Google Press Center: Zeitgeist 2004. The usual suspects mostly, but still interesting to see some more lists! Oh and Merry Christmas if i don't see ya!

Wednesday, 22 December 2004

CHRISTMAS: Photos from around the world. Guardian Unlimited | Gallery | In pictures: Christmas 2004

TELEVISION: | Broadcast | Mr Benn returns to TV after 35 years: "52 Festive Road" there's probably a couple such addresses in the country. Do they fully appreciate what those addresses mean to eighties kids?

Saturday, 18 December 2004

WEB STANDARDS: Molly cuts to the chase, and sets the record straight. Well worth reading to clear our heads as web standards starts to get noticed. It's always good to know exactly what it is we are trying to promote, along the way some terms have got a little fuzzy in some � web design world cool-down: "Concerns with Terminology"

INTERNET: Firefox making an impact in the browser universe, at least in web developer usage communities. Digital Web Magazine - News - Browser Stats Reloaded

POLITICS: This whole story just makes me think the government has no idea about utilising modern technology wisely.
"According to a report in the Times, the deleted e-mails will be stored on back-up systems which are beyond the reach of the Freedom of Information Act because of the cost of accessing them."
How difficult will it be to access them exactly, and how are they going to get them onto these magic and mysterious systems in the first place?
It all sounds like political smoke-screens and not the whole story.
Freedom of information is a strange idea anyway, we, the public will always be relying on someone or some department to be honest about what is known and what is fact etc.
Call me an old cynic, go on...
"BBC NEWS | Politics | Howard condemns e-mail deletion

POLITICS: All's fair in Eastern European politics. And the fact that Viktor Yushchenko appears to have been poisoned during the Ukrainian election is a coincidence of course. BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Deadly dioxin used on Yushchenko

Friday, 17 December 2004

BUSH: Can't spell, won't spell. Yahoo! News - Top Stories Photos - Reuters

WEB SEARCH: It's google Jim but not as we know it?... Google (Suggest - Beta) Could it be the future? Give it a try, it may be the answer to all our web searching prayers.

A prediction for your enjoyment and possible disagreement... Forty Media - Phoenix Web Design - Web Design in 2005

Wednesday, 15 December 2004

ENTERTAINMENT: Well technically, but I hope she/he's alright. BBC NEWS | Scotland | Krankie hurt in beanstalk tumble
"A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: "Wee Jimmy Krankie fell out of the beanstalk on to the stage and was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary." "

HEALTH: Big supermarkets not looking after our health interests, but only their own profits... sort it out retail industry! BBC NEWS | Business | Supermarkets 'fail' health test

Sunday, 12 December 2004

WEB DESIGN: A very nice little site, smallTransport: Web Standards and Print Design. Good colours and imagery.

Saturday, 11 December 2004

ONLINE SHOPPING: Not always as simple as you'd think
A comment: "Just give me a working serial number and I’ll download the software from someone more reliable, like a Bittorrent site"
mezzoblue - e-commerce Hall of Shame I ordered a product for download from the Adobe Store last week, for the first and last time."

Wednesday, 8 December 2004

WEB DESIGN: Alt tags and title tags, we're all using them now, but here's a primer on exactly what they're for. The alt and title attributes | 456 Berea Street

Tuesday, 7 December 2004

WEB STANDARDS: Discussions on web standards and whether Internet Explorer will make any positive moves to update its compliance. Internet Explorer is already breaking the web | 456 Berea Street

Thursday, 2 December 2004

DESIGN: RIP Web Page Design For Designers, and thanks Joe Gillespie. Your retirement is well deserved.