After a great meeting of the Mobile Web Best Practices working group last week, the group decided to issue a “Last Call” working draft of the mobileOK Basic specification. This spec is basically a series of tests you can perform on content to evaluate how well it implements the best practices themselves. Because many of [...]
Well — I’m off Blogger and on to WordPress. The whole process was surprisingly simple. I’ve been wringing my hands about doing this for months now thanks to the WordPress migration tools, the whole thing was virtually painless. I feel like I’ve gone from a Volkswagen to a Ferrari. WordPress is so configurable. It’s got [...]
So I’m off to Madrid for the Mobile Web Initiative Device Descriptions workshop. What is this all about? While I’ve been busying myself with chairing a working group on Mobile Web Best Practices, Rotan Hanrahan from MobileAware has been chairing the other Mobile Web Initiative working group: Device Descriptions. The Mobile Web Best Practices document [...]
The Mobile Web Best Practices “show a new awareness of the need to help websites work better on small screens.” Ok — so the title of the article is “W3C guidelines inadequate” but for the Register, this reads like a rave review.
Wow! Let’s take a look at where that news item about the Mobile Web Best Practices has gone as of yesterday evening. You can tell which are based on the Reuters article and which are based on the original W3C Press Release by how my name is spelled. www.itwire.com.au www.cio.com (They’ve unfortunately reenforced the cookie [...]
Reuters did a great article on the Mobile Web Best Practices. Too bad they misspelled my name, misquoted me and got about 2 out of 4 facts wrong. Now I know that I have a name that invites misspelling, but honestly I expected better from Reuters. BBC news didn’t seem to have any problem with [...]
Here’s an interesting article on the unintended consequences of social networking. Basically, it is reported that the NSA is snooping social networking sites (with the juicy twist that it plans to do so using Semantic Web technology – more on that later). This seems to fit into the category of “examples of why it’s important [...]
Well, tomorrow I’m off to Edinburgh for the WWW conference where I’ll be co-chairing a workshop (where they seem to have posted a bio from me that dates from 2001, but never mind) and participating in the W3C Advisory Committee meting and in the first (and last?) face to face meeting of the Web Content [...]
The W3C Mobile Web Best Practices working group that I’m chairing got a nice write-up in the Herald Tribune! Especially happy about this because the IHT is kind of “my” newspaper — I read it every day on my way to work.
Hey — I was quoted in the press yesterday! I’ll treasure this moment. Oh yes.