Tag Archives: Design

Dolly Mix 23.02.10 – WordCamp, IE6 Funeral and Interface Wins!


WordCamp Ireland is less than 2 weeks away and almost full – grab a ticket here for a fun-packed WordPressy weekend in Kilkenny.

IE6 Funeral takes place on March 4th. Sadly there won’t be any such event here just yet thanks to Ireland’s dial-up districts. A snapshot of browser stats from X Comms’ busiest sites show 14% still using IE6 compared to 23% on IE7 and 28% on IE8.

Congrats to Kev on his nabbing 2nd place at Interaction ’10 in Savannah with his future mobile interfaces project.

Oxegen headliners announced via @oxegenofficial earlier – Jay Z, Eminem, Black Eyed Peas, Kasabian The Prodigy, Florence and The Machine Paolo Nutini, Faithless, Stereophonic, David Guetta, Vampire Weekend, Hot Chip, Calvin Harris, The Temper Trap… – no major surprises.

Via NCBI – Research Proposal: Accessibility Support for Non-HTML Web Technologies, read the skinny here.

A year to the week since the ‘Joe Rospars talk turned FiannaFail.ie‘ website launch and the party in power are looking for a Director of Communications – don’t rush all at once, now.

Future of Web Design (FOWD) London 2010 is go

FOWD London launched a (beautiful) new website yesterday with details of the conference and workshops coming up at the event in May and tickets are on sale right now.

“Super-duper early bird” tickets were fantastic value starting at £235 but have been snapped up faster than you can say “jQuery”.

There’s still some “early bird” offers available starting at £470 (saving you about £200) so if you’re into it, get booking.

There’s a really great line-up across two different “tracks” including presentations and workshops from Dan Cederholm (Simple Bits),  Brendan Dawes (Magnetic North), Web Standardistas and Molly Holzschlag (Molly.com).

Topics to be covered include HTML5, CSS3 (implementation, graceful degradation, design), jQuery (essentials and advanced), Google Analytics, UX and usability, how to run a successful web design business and lots more in between.

Check the full details here, fingers crossed I might see you there in May.

Dolly Mixture 09.02.10 – fluffy pancakes, infographics and Absolut Fringe

double slanket
Double slanket - oh yes.

Happy Pancake Tuesday*. Here’s my favourite pancake recipe – it’s dead simple but it gives you lovely, fluffy, light little pancakes that are just nyom. (*correction – turns out that Pancake Tuesday isn’t till next week.)

State of the Internet infographic via Mashable. God I’d love to open an infographics gallery I love them so much.

Guesslist gets a spring clean – looking tasty.

There’s going to be Chaos at Wordcamp Ireland and I just can’t wait.

Some fantastic internship opportunities with Absolut Fringe, one of my favourite festivals in Dublin.

456 Berea St have discovered that sIFR’s default CSS causes issues for some screen readers. Here’s the skinny and the fix.

Anyone giving or taking up anything for Lent? Could you give up the Internet for 40 days?

Dolly Mixture 02.02.10 – life streams, iPhone web apps, Helveticons

Are life-streams are the new glossy buttons of the web? Here’s a nice service that will allow you to put together a rather good-looking web page via a WYSIWYG – Flavors.me.

Flavors.me from Jack Zerby on Vimeo.

Andy McMillan is presenting iPhone Web Apps (inc. HTML5, CSS3 & JQTouch) at X Cake Belfast on Tuesday 9th at 5.30pm at the University of Ulster.

Pennies is a lovely native app for counting, well, the pennies!

Lego digital camera.

Helveticons - icons inspired by Helvetica.

It’s Groundhog Day – how’s about following Stephen Tobolowsky?