By Shadoe Huard

All Together Now - May 13th 2011

Google/Microsoft Edition

1. Paul Miller

2. Andy Ihnatko

3. Peter Bright

4. Mat Honan

5. Steve Lyb

6. Ben Brooks

All Together Now is a collection of quotes I’ve culled from the web this week and which I’ve curated together into a particular perspective of my own.

Posted at 7:49pm and tagged with: Microsoft, Google, web, quotes,.

Google still treats new markets in its typical Google way (beta everything)1, making big announcements and demonstrating interesting new concepts and products that just sort of lose steam and fade into the rearview mirrors. 2 Unfortunately, when you’re creating products that people actually spend money on, beta isn’t so hot.1 It was incomprehensible when it was rumor; it’s even more incomprehensible as fact.3 It’s just offering to hold your shit for you.4 We’ve seen delusions of grandeur all too many times before.5 This is not something a confident business does, this is something an arrogant business does.6

November 9th 2010

More Reasons the Web is so Useful.   

So I’ve been working for the last few weeks on building a website for my photography business.  Having no web design experience, I’ve been looking for some reference material to help me get up to speed with HTML/XHTML/CSS.  A few searches later and I stumbled onto this Introduction to Web Standards course on the Opera Developer site. Essentially, it’s the perfect primer to creating your own website if your into DIY.

It’s been around since 2008, but I feel it’s worth circulating around anyway for anyone who might not have heard of it.  It’s a great initiative on the part of the Opera team.  It still astounds me how much easier it is to gain access to information and education in the digital age.  

Posted at 9:47pm and tagged with: opera, web, design, html, css, diy, website,.