Some websites are designed with maximum flash. Such visual fireworks don’t always work for some users. When planning a website sensitivity to older computer systems and regions with slower web speeds should be a part of the overall plan. Designers need to realize that simple and minimal doesn’t have to mean boring. There’s nothing wrong with having function having a higher priority over style. Sites need to work with all platforms (Win, Mac, Linux) or else alienating some users. Technology needs to be inclusive when possible and how things work needs to make sense, that is good design.
Microsoft is killing off the Internet Explorer brandLink
The Internet giant is placing its bets on its new flagship browser codenamed Project Spartan.
As a long-time Linux user I haven’t used this browser for personal stuff for awhile. However many developers insist on using Internet Explorer for much of the applications they develop. I have to use it for work but that hopefully will be coming to a close soon.
50 Shades of DressStandard
Hey this could be a new thing. Thanks to Tumblr for setting the newest thing on the Interweb.
FCC adopts net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination – Yahoo FinanceLink
Federal regulators moved forward on Thursday with a net neutrality plan to protect openness on the Internet by treating the online world more like heavily regulated telecommunications markets.
This is good news I think. The Internet needs to be a level playing field and open for all.
FCC adopts net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination – Yahoo Finance
Obama praises Chattanooga as ‘a tornado of innovation’ @ timesfreepress.comLink
President Obama lifted up Chattanooga for a second consecutive day as an example of what high-speed Internet service can bring to a community, calling the Scenic City
This is a great article about our hometown gigabit service being lauded by President Obama! We have wicked fast Internet here and its cheap.
Obama praises Chattanooga as ‘a tornado of innovation’ @ timesfreepress.com
I am not sure what the real shelf-life of a online friendship is. Perhaps its as long as what is invest into it. I have friends that I met on another blogging site that I have known for about 5 years and that seems like a long time these days.Some friends, online and offline are there for a reason and a season.
Often online friendships make the transition to reality when like-minded folks meet in-person. That is always exciting and you hope you can be as good of friends away from your Internet connection.
So when a relationship wanes there is sadness but the thing about life is that new people can come into your life. Online it seems to be a matter of being friended or followed. We all have a need for companionship in all parts of life.
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How come web searches now look like more ways to get you to see ads. I know its all about search engine optimization and that sort of thing. All one wants to do is get the best information on their topic without having to wade through the irrelevant stuff or sites that look nice until you realize they are nothing but ways to sell you stuff you really don’t need. Back in the early days of Yahoo it was much easier to find something on the topic you wanted because then humans had more control over how searches were presented and sites curated.
All I wanna know more about is how to alleviate a snoring issue. Should be easy enough but nope.
You don’t know anybody until you go digging around the Internet.
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Some things on the Internet I just don’t get. No matter how hard I want to there are things that will remain an mystery. I suppose some things are generational or cultural. Even an open mind can be left wondering.
The pictures you post online and later delete may never be permanently deleted. Snapchat learned that lesson the hard way this week. Be free to express yourself but careful my friends.