This is the start of our online workshop, or “blogshop” for showing faculty at our colleges a little bit about weblogs, and to get them started using MovableType. It should ba a grand adventure!
Wow, actually I thought the 2003 Double Helix Celebrations site would be a “good dog.”
After all, a historical look at the 50th anniversary of Watson and Crick’s discovery of the DNA double helix structure, should be a gold mine.
One of my major, growling rotweiler pet peeves are the millions, no billions, or web pages that have “click here” links for hypertext. It completely defeats the entire concept of hypertext as an in-context connection to related content.
Well-written hypertext subtly weaves the link by the choice of words used to indicate the link relationship. “Click here” distracts by drawing attention to itselfe rather than the content. And pity the poor person who is using accessibility technology to “read” a web page! It looks really stupid when printed.
“click here” is lame, lazy, and an insult when I view a web page. I know it is a link (unless it is mystery meat navigation).
Thanks to Randy B for noticing that the Onyx RSS parser we use in the RSS to JS demo has been updated. Something about cache-ing issues and line breaks (shrug). Keep up to date. It is a full time job and a half.
Okay, this should do it for a while. D’Arcy Norman suggested adding an output option to allow insertion of item date to the list. While in the code, I also made it possible to have an option on the channel display to list the title only (as well as title and description of channel, or no channel information).
That makes four options to twiddle with.
See the latest demo for details and source code .
Oh this should be good- the supreme master of information density and visual displays takes a look at Mark Milliron refers to as “no power and no point”…. Edward Tufte: The Cognitive Style of Powerpoint
This paper by Greg Webb (Open Training and Education Network, OTEN, New South Wales, Australia) is from 2000, but has always been hanging out in my bookmarks.
Read more and see what Greg says about Why teachers don’t share resources, and what we can do about it .
One of the discussion topics at Maricopa’s May 2002 Ocotillo Retreat, we had people work in groups to produce “blueprints” for various instructional techniology topics. See the Cafˆà Discussions: Library of Re-usable Learning Objects for the activity and see the summary and images of sketches.