well, dA...it's been a while, hasn't it?
i've not really been active on this account for over two years now. i keep checking in every now and again, and am usually overwhelmed by the number of outstanding pieces of art that gathered up in my devwatch. it still gives me a thrill to see new works from some of the "old guard", friends from back in the days when dA was my daily hangout.
ah, the old days...when the community was relatively small, and everything seemed so fresh and exciting. when i could name most admins off the top of my head, and really felt like this was "my" place. but things seem to have changed - or maybe it's me who has ch
after a long absence (just too damned busy for my own good), a small update...
+++ South by Southwest (SXSW) 2007
this thursday i'll be flying over to austin, texas, for my first pilgrimage to SXSW.
but it won't be all parties and lapdancers...as i'll be doing a power session with fellow britpack member and globe trotter ian lloyd (of accessify fame): Accessified! Practical Accessibility Fixes Any Web Developer Can Use (sunday, 11 march 2007)
There is a lot of confusion surrounding WCAG 2.0 and few developers have read or want to read the guidelines. But accessibility is, at its core, eminently achievable. This session will look at real-wor
+++ book "web accessibility: web standards and regulatory compliance" now in stores
i've had the honour of contributing a chapter on web standards redesigns on the friends of ED book Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance.
the book has now been published and is available from all good book stores and online retailers. essential reading if you have even the slightest interest in modern best practices and accessible web development.
+++ geek in the park
"Royal Leamington Spa, 27th August 2006
"Geek in the Park is a day-long get together, picnic, and discussion for anyone to do with the Internet (develop
+++ Long hiatus
due to a large number of projects, i'm well behind on my deviations. 3 rolls of film to scan, 5 rolls to get developed, and very little time. i'm hoping to be able to set some time aside next month to start posting here again. i have to say, the speed aspect of digital is looking more and more tempting...
+++ book contribution "web accessibility: web standards and regulatory compliance"
i've had the honour of contributing a chapter on web standards redesigns on the upcoming friends of ED book Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance
the The New Accessibility Guidelines: WCAG 2.0 panel disc
The Media (https://www.deviantart.com/media) conference returns in 2006 after an incredibly successful conference in 2005.
This time there are more presentations and panels, spread across two tracks, and more speakers, including Eric Meyer, Dan Cederholm, Dave Shea, Andy Clarke, Jon Hicks, Molly Holzschlag, Tantek Celik, Jeremy Keith, Andy Budd, Roger Johansson, Veerle Pieters, Cameron Moll, Stuart Langridge, Simon Willison, Ian Lloyd, PPK, Patrick Griffiths, Gez Lemon, Patrick Lauke and Robin Christopherson. That'll do for now, won't it? More to be announced soon...
yes, that's right...i'm going to be speaking at @media2006 as part of the New Accessibility