Archive for January, 2009

Use of Web 2.0 Tools

During September 2008, I did a quick survey to gain some insights into how people use some of the newer features of the web such as blogs, tags and social networking sites. I was also interested compare the extent to which these tools are used by people who work making sites with those who just […]

Taxonomy, Search, Social Networks and Pace-Layering

At the Oz-IA Conference in Sydney during September 2008, I gave a talk about different ways information on the web can be identified and found. The presentation also considered how Pace-Layering theory might be applied to the process of developing websites. The presentation slides are now available on SlideShare. When presented with concerns about the […]

The Evolving Web

A Pace Layering view of the development of the Web and the W3C The Web today is very different to what it was in 1994, when the World Wide Web Consortium was established. This article looks back at the early history of the Web and uses Pace Layering theory to consider some recent developments and […]

Web Accessibility 2.0 Seminar Material

During November and December, the Web Industry Professionals Association (WIPA) put on seminars in Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane with the aim of providing an overview of WCAG 2.0 and demonstrating how to improve the accessibility of Flash and PDF material. The presentations slides and audio recordings are now available on the WIPA site. During the […]

WCAG 2.0 Released: At last

After a long and sometimes tortuous process, the W3C has finally released Version 2 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines on December 11 2008. PRESS RELEASE “Today W3C announces 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 […]