I found the Standards schmandards website via Fangs – a plug-in for Firefox which produces a text version of the speech output delivered by JAWS. But there is a raft of other content here, including this list of government guidelines regarding accessibility. What really sold the site to me was this snippet from the about page:
…we will not bitch about web standards all the time. You already know it is good for you. Also, we will not go fanatic on you and say that you canâ€™t use Flash or that your web site sucks if it doesnâ€™t display properly in Lynx…
Disclaimer: I realise my own site doesn’t meet most guidelines, changes are afoot though.
Tags: accessibility, Firefox, usability, web, web standards
Licorne is a set of four photos taken on August 24th 1970, depicting French nuclear bomb testing. I didn’t realise they look so much like mushrooms, or that they lift off like that. [via] (Now defunct.)
Tags: France, nuclear, photography
Simple questions get simple answers: Is it Christmas? I love the way they’ve got an RSS feed for it.
Tags: Christmas, humour, RSS, web
When I was working in an office last year, one of the ‘net memes that stuck around was Lolcats. These are odd pictures of cats (usually highly saccharine), with bizarre captions added, and I found that although they can be quite funny, once you’ve seen a couple (of dozen) you’ve seen ‘em all. This one came to my attention recently though, reminded me of laughing at them last year.
BTW, look at the comments on that page – all written in the same style as the captions.
Tags: Firefox, humour, memes
One day, when I’m super-rich, I’m going to have my house set up with Kaleidescape gear.
Tags: home theatre, Kaleidescape, money
Boomshine, a cute little flash game. Found it quite difficult toward the end.
Tags: flash games
I don’t want to post every optical illusion I find online, but this one is very cool: is the animated dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise? Which way you see it apparently determines whether your brain is dominated by the left side or the right side. At first I saw it spinning clockwise, but didn’t have much difficulty in making it go the other way.
Tags: optical illusion
Incredible photoblog entitled Stuck In Customs, showcasing some stunning travel photography. Notably, requires widescreen (or some higher res), as title logo is: 1,230px Ã— 185px.
Tags: photography, Travel
Using a tilt-shift lens is a way of taking pictures of miniature scenes (like a model railway for instance). In this group we fake this by taking photos of real-life scenes, then adjusting the photo in Photoshop (or whatever) and de-focus parts of the scene to make it look like a miniature.
These images are so cool!
Tags: art, photography