Times a changin

Christmas has changed for me over the years, from the excited, little, fresh-faced kid with Subbuteo (and tube of UHU glue) to the worn-out parent, with the jaunty paper hat and half-empty glass of beer. One of the things that hasn't changed, at least in our house, is the bumper, double issue Christmas Radio Times. … Continue reading Times a changin

What microformats can do for you

I didn't intend talking about this, I've mentioned it before.  I intended talking about something else, but since this is an integral part of that something else, I'll talk about that another time. The best tool for utilising microformats, is the Operator add-on.  Other people have tried creating tools for other browsers, but for minimal … Continue reading What microformats can do for you

Rose tinted json

Lately, we have been looking at providing a little automation to parts of the site which are less dynamic, by using some of the data serialisations that we create, with a sprinkling of javaScript magic.  Specifically we've looked at pulling Edge Hill event data, tagged with "rose theatre" into the Rose Theatre site. Currently events … Continue reading Rose tinted json

IWMW 2008 – a 3ish day blur

For the last few days, I've had the pleasure to attend the Institutional Web Management Workshop in Aberdeen with Mike, Sam and Steve. Aside from registration, the event seemed to just fly by, so until I can focus on specific events, here's a few, hazy, memories. The 5 Best Things Ewan McIntosh's Unleashing the Tribe … Continue reading IWMW 2008 – a 3ish day blur

Accessibility and Usability & Your Websiteil

Getting up at 05:00 is not my idea of fun. Nor is driving to Newcastle, and getting lost before attending a workshop on; Accessibility and Usability & Your Website, organised by Netskills. Accessibility is a general term used to describe the degree to which a product (e.g., device, service, environment) is accessible by as many … Continue reading Accessibility and Usability & Your Websiteil