the whole shebang

February 28, 2007

Language, Charset, and Internationalized Websites

Filed under: accessibility,Web Programming,Website Design/CSS — wholeshebang @ 11:18 pm

Internationalization Issues

International Sites: Minimum Requirements” is a beginning but essential introduction to the issues you must address when designing a website that attracts international viewers.

<FONT FACE> considered harmful” is the classic article about what can go wrong when you do not design websites with accessibility and usability in mind. This article is must reading for everyone, not just those who have international readers. Some basic technical explanation is included in the various scenarios. Frankly, I’m of the opinion that browsers shouldn’t be backwards-compatible with the <FONT> tag at all and should totally ignore it. As long as browsers interpret it, the ignorant and just uncaring will continue to use it! (more…)

Hello world, goodbye sanity

Filed under: Humor,Web Programming — wholeshebang @ 7:08 am

Terrific humor at programmers vs biologists vs evolution (hello world)…I won’t even give you a preview.

Too bad the original author is unknown, it’d be nice to give him/her credit. Oh, well.

November 2, 2006

Community-based media captioning and translation

Filed under: Education,Software,Web Programming — wholeshebang @ 4:38 am

This is the next big benefit to society of the Internet Age – Ideas to tackle online media captioning (and translation). There are efforts about to collaborate on an application and method to allow not only the closed-captioning/text-captioning of audio and video by the community but to do so in multiple languages. The effort is mainly aimed at education, as current captioning activities are disjointed and poor countries try to access a wealth of higher-education knowledge.

I can see this being a very useful thing for other purposes as well.

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