Archive for February, 2008

The select element, a tale from my past

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Gary wrote a post entitled Forget Select – it is Browse, Browse, Browse in which he was surprised by the results of a usability test involving a select list, or more specifically users ignoring the select. I was not surprised by the results of Gary’s test, and for a long time have only used select […]

2020 Summit

Monday, February 4th, 2008

For those Australians that missed it, the Prime Minister announced the 2020 Summit. Which is aimed at getting Australia’s 1000 brightest minds to Canberra to discuss the long term future of Australia.

Are your web pages ISO 15445 compliant?

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

aka Web Standards do exisit

As Edward O’Connor pointed out in a comment on my previous post there is an ISO standard for HTML, ISO/IEC 15445:2000, the details can been viewed via the University of Dublin, Trinity College, Department of Computer Science site.

A conversation with Molly on Web Standards

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

I was fortunate enough to spend an afternoon with Molly on her world tour to the edge of nowhere. We had lunch in a restaurant overlooking the Swan River and talked. Took a ferry over the river and sat in a cafe/restaurant, talked including me trying to explain WA’s archaic licensing laws as we drank coffee, if we bought a meal it could of been beer . Before catching the ferry back, wandering the street of Perth, seeing some bronze kangaroos before finding a pub for a beer and even more conversation.

We discussed a wide range of topics, a couple of which need to reach a wider audience.