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11 February 2009

Exploring the world of Web video

A colleague of mine recently pointed me to Michael Wesch’s great and inspiring anthropological introduction to YouTube, which made me curious about the use of video as an expression mechanism on the Web.

Coupling this with my recent upgrade in the camcorder world to a fully digital device, and the early results of the Video in the Web activity W3C started a year ago, I had to start playing in this area to understand it better.

As a starting point, I thought that I would use the video of the presentation I made to ParisWeb back in 2007 on the Mobile Web Best Practices, also available un-flashed on ParisWeb servers – usefully made available in a by-nc-sa Creative Commons license.

20 January 2009

Microblogging

In case it wasn’t clear from the past three entries posted here, I have started to microblog on Identi.ca – the open version of Twitter. I’m still trying to figure out whether I should have my posts also mirrored on twitter, where most of other microbloggers I know are gathered – oh for openmicroblogging in Twitter!

I had started aggregating my microblogs on this blog through feedwordpress, but found the results too noisy – in particular since this blog is syndicated on the W3C Team blogs’ galaxy where the microblogs would end up filling all the entries. I’m still looking into finding a good way to show my microblogs on this site, though; for the time being, they are a link away.

13 January 2009

JQuery, yummy

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I have resisted for a long time to use Javascript in my Web projects, for two main reasons:

  • it is relatively painful to write standard-compliant (read DOM-compliant) javascript;
  • I’ve brainwashed myself to associate Javascript with accessibility problems.

I keep fighting myself on that second reason – the movement toward Graceful Degradation & Progressive Enhancement certainly helps me making peace with myself on that front. I guess some of my early Web experience where I ended up coding an entire Web site mostly in Javascript gnaws at my standardista conscience…

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Picture of Dominique Hazael-MassieuxDominique Hazaël-Massieux (dom@w3.org) is part of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Staff; his interests cover a number of Web technologies, as well as the usage of open source software in a distributed work environment.