Archive for October, 2006

Just what does accessibility *mean*?

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Does “accessibility” mean “possible to access”? Or does it mean “possible to access for people with disabilities“?
Roger Johansson and Tommy Olsson explain in “Barrier-free Web design, a.k.a. Web accessibility 2.0” why the latter is a short-sighted approach for a variety of reasons.
It is occasionally argued that “universality” (Camp 2’s term for what we mean by […]

How do you explain a complicated concept…

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

… like for instance how does DNS work, what happens during a heart attack, what is a brand and how does Internet search work?
Why, with a concept map, of course!

Each map takes a difficult—almost mystical—subject and attempts to rigorously map out its many complexities and relationships.

Email is dead

Friday, October 20th, 2006

At least according to Dave Shea it is:too much spam, and no effective way to deal with it.
The spam has started to flood in recently for me too, and Dave’s post gave me the kick up the jacksy I needed. I’ve dediced to trial Google Hosted Services.
Unbelievable but true, I hadn’t actually used Googlemail before […]