okay, this is a very handy little tool for web editors… It tests functional units of a website (navigation, title, etc.) per best practices. http://fae.cita.uiuc.edu/
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This is a little bit old but still a good short overview of the new MS Expression Web Designer (think a much improved version of FrontPage):http://webstandards.raquedan.com/?p=107
Here are a couple of swell ideas about tagging the library catalog. The first generates tags based upon subject headings from the catalog by using a particular table in the db. http://www.daveyp.com/blog/index.php/archives/127/ and then there are user contributed tags:http://tags.library.upenn.edu/ It seems that ajax is the magic.
The Melvyl Recommender Project, whichexplored next-generation services for library catalogs, has reached itsconclusion. This project was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.Popular commercial services such as Google, eBay, Amazon, and Netflixhave evolved quickly over the last decade to help people find what theywant, developing information retrieval strategies such as usefullyranked results, spelling correction, and recommendations. Librarycatalogs, in contrast, have changed little and are not ...
dappithttp://www.dappit.com/extract content from websites google image namerhttp://images.google.com/imagelabeler/Basically, it’s a fun way for google to help improve their image search results. and of course, 43places.http://www.43places.com
http://www.libx.org/ LibX is a Firefox extension that provides direct access to your library’s resources.LibX is an open source framework from which editions for specific libraries can be built. …and here is what Ga State is doing with it…. Pretty cool, eh?http://www.library.gsu.edu/news/index.asp?view=details&ID=9558&typeID=1
Until IE becomes more standards compliant and all browsers began adhering strictly to the w3c coding standards, it will be nearly impossible to create one set of coding that renders beautifully across the various browsers. Many people do use one style sheet, but then include code specifically to work around junky IE. Anyhow, until that time, tables are still not such a bad idea for ...
U. of Virginia joins Google’s book-scanning project Following hot on the heels of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, which joined Google’s amibitious library-digitization effort last month, the University of Virginia has signed on to the project. http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/index.php?id=1711
ok, I know I’ve mentioned this one already, but for those of you who are interested in the typos group, the link is here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Libtypos-L/ and here’s a sample of possible typos:Adadem* ; Bpres* ; Distrub* ; Everday ; Intergrat* ;Ot-the ; Portuges* ; Psued* the * of course is for truncation, so that you retrieve all misspellings within the stem. Do you think databases ...
I love alot of the new opensource stuff: check out GIMP instead Photoshop or Fireworkshttp://www.gimp.org/check out NVU instead of Dreamweaver, Frontpage,etc.http://www.nvu.com/index.phpcheck out camstudio instead of camtasia.http://www.camstudio.org/