So, I write a blog post for the first time for ages and one of the key components is about to go West. The news that delicious, Yahoo's social bookmarking site is to go to the wall has ruined my Christmas, and I'm not the only one. I'm going home to eat humbugs and kick … Continue reading Not delicious at all
Yahoo! have just launched a new Style Guide online and in print. Now style guides are not new – newspapers have had them for decades – but these invariably have their roots in print and there are many differences online. The Yahoo! guide is written with digital publishing as the focus, concentrating on things that … Continue reading Style Matters
GeoCities, the site that hosted my first website – now thankfully lost in the depths of the ether – is no more. Ten years after being bought by Yahoo! for a ridiculous amount of money the internet is a very different place and what people want from a personal webpage is very different. On behalf … Continue reading R.I.P. GeoCities
Some websites like Google become so ingrained in how you use the web that you almost forget they're there. For me del.icio.us - the social bookmarking service - is one of those sites. Last week, after a very long wait, the brand new version was launched and it's looking pretty good. The first change you'll … Continue reading New even tastier delicious.com
Continuing my Google Groupie status, it's interesting to see that Google is following Yahoo's lead in adopting microformats. I've thought for a while that microformats would be really useful but without a good way of using them then adoption would be very low. It's a chicken and egg situation where browsers won't be motivated to … Continue reading Microformats ready for mainstream use?
Answers on a postcard... I wonder how much time and effort it takes to make a video like this. Is it the kind of thing Edge Hill could produce? Via Mike Huntington.
Video has been one of the big success stories over the last couple of years - YouTube, Google Video and other services have exploded in popularity, fuelled by widespread access to broadband and social networking websites allowing video to spread virally. Most of the videos are good entertainment - most music videos and many TV … Continue reading Straight from the horse’s mouth