HTML5: Are Museum Web Sites Ahead of HE?

Martin Hawksey, a prolific blogger on the RSC Scotland North and East blog, recently alerted me to an article published in the ReadWriteWeb blog which describes how Scotland Trailblazes the Use of HTML5 in Museums. The trailblazing Scottish institution wasn’t a...

Will #Quora Be Big In 2011?

Remembering Stack Overflow Back in October I asked “Is Stack Overflow Useful for Web Developers?“. The context to this question was the decline in usage of mailing lists by those involved in Web management and Web development. In response to an early post...

W3C Standards for Contacts and Calenders

I have to admit that I thought that standards for contacts and calendar entries had been established ages ago. However the W3C’s Device APIs and Policy Working Group has been set up in order to “create client-side APIs that enable the development of Web...

Skype Just Works (Pain, I Know!)

“Snowed In – Can’t Make It To London” I recently ran a workshop in London on “Institutional and Social Web Services: Evidence for Their Value“. Although the event went well, the day before I was somewhat apprehensive as Ranji Sidu,...

W3C’s Online Course on “Introduction to SVG”

How do you get training in new (and not so new) standards?  A good choice would seem to be from the organisation responsible for developing the standard.  The following online course on the SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) may therefore be of interest to...