Author Archives: robinna

Internet Explorer 8 in Beta (IE8)

It sounds like Microsoft is continuing to head down the path to standards compliancy… http://blogs.computerworld.com/web_standards_in_ie_8 and a quick overview of some of the new features on the way (webslices looks amazingly like snapshots, which provides a little rollover live popup of a page as used on this website…. hmmmm…) http://blogs.computerworld.com/five_things_youll_love_or_hate_about_ie8 I won’t be testing IE8 as I gave up on IE around 5. Thank goodness ...

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Catalog paired with a website (Drupal and III)

Here is a prototype of a library catalog (III’s Millenium) wrapped on the library website with Drupal (a MOSTLY opensource website content management system — mostly because a commercial version of Drupal is now under development). The Drupal module for integrating the library catalog includes modules like ratings (Fivestar), Faceted Search, and Similar by Terms. Drupal is built with modules which can work together (like ...

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Software usability IS important

Of course, if the functionality isn’t there, I think people wouldn’t buy it to begin with (I wouldn’t!) but as anyone who has tried to learn to use a new software that comes with a booksized manual can attest…. usability does matter. ———————————– …But when it comes to realizing the value of a deployment, a new study finds software functionality barely matters. Instead, a user ...

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All quiet on this front

I feel an apology is in order. I’ve slipped off of the blogsphere for a while, mostly because I’ve just had so much project work going on. I’ve been busy tidying up my metadata for a project and I’m getting ready to teach a little workshop on advanced powerpoint (online materials forthcoming). I’ve had a couple of high priority-time sensitive projects drop in my lap, ...

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How to add a comments list in blogger

So, one little nifty (?) blogger trick is to include a quick way to see comments without logging in. Of course, this means everyone can see them, too. 😉 I had to search around a bit to find the feed for the comments, so I thought I’d post it a hopefully easy place: All comments:http://yourblog.blogspot.com/feeds/comments/default Per post comments:http://yourblog.blogspot.com/feeds/IDOFPOST/default Okay, so let’s do the ‘all comments’. ...

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