I try not to indulge in too much schadenfreude when I see a typographical error: bad karma, glass houses, all of that. But sometimes, it’s impossible not to either laugh out loud or groan in despair, or both. David Campbell MP, the NSW Minister for Transport and the Illawarra, also happens to be my local

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hope endures

I launched a site today for a remarkable woman called Colette Livermore. Colette was 17 when she saw a video that inspired her to become a nun and join Mother Teresa’s order the Missionaries of Charity. She worked with some of the poorest people in the world – in India, the Phillipines and Papua New

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w3c releases wcag 2.0

On 11 December W3C announced “a new standard that will help Web designers and developers create sites that better meet the needs of users with disabilities and older users. Drawing on extensive experience and community feedback, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 improve upon W3C’s groundbreaking initial standard for accessible Web content. This new

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state of the web survey 2008

My web design conference organisers of choice, Web Directions, have launched their annual State of the Web survey of practicing web designers and developers, which aims to capture how people are developing for the web right now. Say Maxine Sherrin and John Allsopp: It would be great if you could take a few minutes to

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web-blast 08 sydney

Web-blast is a huge end-of-year party for Sydney’s web community – bringing together web designers, web project managers, interface designers, information architects and other web professionals. Celebrate the end of the  year in style on Friday 5th December, 2008. Time: 6pm onwards Where: Bar Broadway Corner of Regent Street and Broadway, Sydney opposite UTS Tower

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on luck

Working with a range of interesting clients brings its own rewards. One of them is reading Anne Summers’ body of work, which now includes On Luck, a book in the Little Books on Big Themes series from Melbourne University Press in which prominent Australians address a topic in about 10,000 words, published in pocket-sized hardback:

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web directions

Phew! Another Web Directions conference over and once again my brain feels stuffed to the gills (Do brains have gills? They ought to). This year I’m going to try to separate some threads of discussion and points of interest by posting about them separately, but I want to also give a bit of an overview.

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web directions

Three sessions into Web Directions South for this year, and it’s shaping up as another winner. Lynne D. Johnson’s opening keynote was a cracker. A very engaging speaker, Lynne addressed the issue of whether, as a result of emerging web technologies, print as an information medium is dying or dead. Personally, I think reports of

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humane education in australia

Another project went live today, this one for Humane Education in Australia. The site has a very narrow focus: a symposium held in Brisbane in October 2007 that drew together the major players in animal rights to talk about how to embed humane education principles in the Australian education system. I actually built a site

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