Archive for April, 2007

Is my HTML clean enough?

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

All this talk about POSH (plain old semantic HTML) has got me thinking about how I build web sites. I seem to have been following the principles of POSH for a few years now:

POSH or not ?

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

After reading Plain Old Semantic HTML (POSH) on the microformats wiki, it left me wonder exactly what is a POSH site. I agree with the POSH and will adopt any principles I am not currently using for the next version of this blog, I don’t know if it will make the grade as a POSH site.

The problem is that …

Warning: your mouse movements are being recorded

Friday, April 20th, 2007

I just signed up for RobotReplay beta, a service that captures visitors every mouse movements, click and keystroke and it is free service at the moment.

I do not want to track your every mouse move, click or keystroke on this site, I know what most the problems are with this site and will fix it with the next redesign. What I really want to do is have a good look at RobotReplay, because it could be very useful for a couple of upcoming projects …

Dopod 838pro camera review

Friday, April 6th, 2007

After a couple of months and a few hundred photos it is time to review the performance of the camera in my Dopod 838pro phone. As a camera/phone/pda the Dopod 838pro makes a good phone/pda.

The camera has severe limitations …

A mobile provider gets it

Friday, April 6th, 2007

It looks like 3 gets how most people would like to use the web on their mobile with their X-series. No walled garden, reasonable data allowance (500Mb $20 a month, 1Gb $30 a month and 2Gb $40 a month) and bundled extras. I have seen some complaints, the data allowance is capped (with an excess […]

The Mobile Web – Why should you care? in detail

Friday, April 6th, 2007

I managed to knock the battery loose from the audio recorder some time during my presentation and probably ruined the chance of a podcast. So here is the script for the presentation. I did not stick to the script completely, particularly after being told I had a minute left at slide seven. It does cover the main points of my presentation, in more depth than the slides (1.7Mb PDF).

Why mobile presentation

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

Here are the slides (warning 1.7Mb PDF straight from keynote) from my presentation at the AWIA / Port80 minitalk tonight.

The talk will be nothing radical, hopefully enough information to get people considering the implications of mobile web browsing.

The podcast will be available from the AWIA podcast page in due course.

Annual CSS naked day

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

It is that time of the year for well formed sites to show off their proper use of html, semantic markup and good hierarchical structure. For more information see the Annual CSS Naked Day Site.

So for the next thirty six hours or so this site will be without it’s stylesheets. I had to do a little extra work, removing the IE only stylesheet and removing the javascript that inserted the flash images, otherwise you would end up with a couple of 1200px wide flash images on each page. The orange will return on Friday.