web directions north 2008

Web Directions 2015

Well. If I thought flying across the country for a two hour meeting was fun, how would flying across the Pacific for a two day conference compare? It was a hoot! Having hardly watched a movie in the past year or so, I took the opportunity on the flight over to catch up with some […]

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web directions north 2008

See the button for Web Directions North? Under the search box on the right? The conference in Vancouver? Canada? I’m going to that. No, I didn’t get a ticket via their Affiliates program or anything, and yes, it’s a heckuva spend what with air fares and accommodation and all, but these particular conferences give great

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neoneighbourhood

Hazel has finally made the big step away from her successful career as a book publisher and editor to take on the position of Editor-in-Chief at online startup NeoNeighbourhood. This in itself is an exciting development, not least because the kids and I will get to see much more of her. No more leaving the

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no new iron cove bridge

I was dead impressed by fullcodepress.Back in August, fullcodepress involved a team of Australians and a team of New Zealanders competing to each build a full website in 24 hours under controlled conditions. A panel of judges assessed which one best met the contest criteria, and a couple of not-for-profit good causes had terrific websites

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neoneighbourhood

Today was the soft launch date for NeoNeighbourhood.com. This is a project I’ve been working on for a few months now. In October 2006, I wrote about a book called Neo Power, an examination of consumer spending patterns that identified a different way of identifying and marketing to people with a high level of discretionary

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web directions north 2008

I’m a big fan of Web Directions, the conference series that was born out of two Web Essentials conferences in ‘04 and ‘05 and grew up into a South version (in Sydney) and a North version (in Vancouver) that between them lay claim to be the most important gabfests to focus on standards-based web design.

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in rainbows

Things I like about Radiohead’s In Rainbows: That it can be downloaded. I’m really not fussed that the file quality means I’m not getting the best possible sound. Between the quality of my ears and my equipment, I can’t tell the difference anyway. That it is jaw-droppingly good. The music envelopes and invades me. I

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web directions south 2007

Another superb two day conference laid on by John and Maxine (representative of the many involved, of course) finished yesterday. The new venue at Darling Harbour was great and the program was, as always, remarkable. My highlights included: Andy Clarke – Think Like a Mountain: I grew up with pocket sized B&W WWII comics, The

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all in a day’s work

Yesterday was unusual.I was picked up by taxi from my Corrimal home at 6.30am for an hour-and-fifteen drive to Sydney Airport, where I boarded a four hour flight to Perth. I was picked up at Perth Airport and driven to a two hour meeting with Bam Creative about working together on a new web project.

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ensemble: music education in australia

My stable of sites for the Australian Council of State School Organisations continues to grow. To complement the existing main ACSSO site, the Families Matter site, the Values in Education site and the Languages Education site, I’ve just completed Ensemble, focusing on Music Education in Australia. These sites come out of ACSSO’s approach to identifying

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