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Google to slow the pace of and widen the features of their web applications

I’ve been sitting on this tidbit for over a week, but it’s a tidbit that’s been largely overlooked. So I’m sort of hoping it’s still fresh to most of you: “Google leaders told their engineers to stop focusing on launching a dizzying array of new services, and concentrate on making sure the existing ones work. […]

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Accessibility Internet Microsoft Usability Web Design & Development

When it comes to Web Standards & Web Accessibility: compliance, but of another kind…

So we work hard to meet with the web standards, to build in accessibility and to keep our websites and web applications usable. But what happens if we’ve made a square peg for a round hole? In the first installment, I looked at the polite and the not so polite ways in which the establishment […]

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Business Internet Technology Web Design & Development

Web 2.0 venture capital increasing, but real success hard to find…

“A Dow Jones research subsidiary just published a report on Web 2.0 venture capital investing, and it contains a few surprising finds. Out of $13 billion in VC investments in the first half of 2006, only $262 million went to Web 2.0 companies.Before going any further, let me clarify what the report counts as a […]

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Web application project, part I: In the beginning

I’m not one for giving up, especially when I’ve committed time & money to something I believe in. For over four years, I’ve been (both directly and indirectly) working on developing a range of web applications for creative businesses. Initially, much of my effort was simply thinking through the idea and looking for ways of […]

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Business Innovation Internet Software & Hardware Technology Web Design & Development

Milestone

Well, I’m getting closer. Today should see the launch of a vastly re-designed and developed website of one of my clients. I’m happy to report that the newly-created website should go live sometime today, baring any last-minute problems, but the client does seem to have a firm grasp of the flexibility of web design and […]