“Is it time to take mashups and use them to solve real issues?” asks Christian Heilmann on his blog today and imho hits the nail on the head more than once:
Far too many people just create mashups for the sake of putting some information together or prove a technical concept but I just couldn’t see the use of what was produced
I was also bored with the accessibility movement on the web. Instead of concentrating on solutions for people we ran in circles demanding technical solutions or implementation of standards that don’t make much sense in the real world. It was much more important to be compliant with something than to really deliver for the people who needed us to remove barriers for them.
Following the positive news today that the UK and other nations intend to ban cluster bombs I checked out the website of the Cluster Muntions Coalition to get some more background information on this topic.
What caught my attention right away was the neat design/layout of the website and it soon became clear it is made by kite.
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If this conference will really be as affordable as announced, I will surely be blocking October 24th-26th to attend online. Below just some snippets what Singularity is all about:
Singularity is the first large-scale online web conference in the world.
Singularity is over 100 of the world’s top web visionaries, developers, designers, thought leaders, and celebrities.
Singularity is three days of talks over multiple tracks.
Singularity is everywhere on October 24-26, 2008. Continue reading
Free PDF download of an accessibility “logbook” on this Austrian platform promoting accessibility.
Nottingham based design agency combining an attractive design of their website with an accessibility statement/approach that IMHO makes perfect sense and cuts unnecessary clutter i.e. accesskeys etc.
Their mission statement is also right up my street:
Erskine specialise in creative, responsible and ethically minded web design and development. This approach isn’t as rare as it used to be, but it’s still rare…