When I was told that our Fronteers conference talk on Accessiblity and SEO was being videoed, I warned my co-presenter, Vasilis, not to watch himself under any circumstances. (Though you might want to watch it– transciption “coming soon”).
He didn’t heed my warning, and told me today “I didn’t listen to your advice, I watched part of the video of our panel session. I haven’t left the house since and I only talk when it’s dark (-:”
I only managed to sit through 30 seconds – long enough to tell myself to
- stop fidgeting
- stop chewing gum
- lose 10 kilos
and was somewhat chastened to see the first Google ad next to the vid says “Cut down 9 lbs of stomach fat every 2 weeks by obeying this 1 tiny rule”. Even Google thinks I’m fat—the bastard.
Couple of other things:
- The second batch of the Opera web standards curriculum has been released. This deals with CSS. I particularly like the articles by Tommy Olsson, who has a knack of finding simple terms to explain difficult concepts like inheritance and cascade, floats and clearing and the different positioning models (static and relative, absolute and fixed).
- Our monthly State of the Mobile Web report is out: this month is on the “long tail effect” in which users spend a lot of time looking at the less popular Web sites. I’m very interested in matters mobile, now I’m officially a member of the W3C‘s Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group.