Great News!

I have been selected as the local leader for Metro Manila, Philippines events for the World Usabilty Day on November 3, 2005.

Those interested in sharing their ideas and time for the events, please contact me via my mobile: +63919-2907711.

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Contribute to CSS3!

July 27, 2005

If you're into CSS and you want to its growth, here's a place to air your views. The CSS3 Working Group is asking for feedback on the CSS background and border properties.

Here's what's looming in the horizon:

  • Gradients
  • Multiple Backgrounds
  • background-origin and background-clip
  • More atomic background positioning
  • border-radius by corner

Wow! Ain't that a nice list. 🙂

Tables once enjoyed a lofty status in web designers' minds as the premiere lay-out tool for web pages. However, the emergence of CSS in the early 2000's gradually edged out the tr's and the td's in favor of div's.

Where does this put HTML tables? Actually, where they actually belong– on tabular data.
HTML Tables are still the preferred way of web developers to genereate reports and other lists.

Contrary to the Web Standards mindset, HTML tables are NOT dead. They are just in their own proper place.

Wow! My kind of day!

From the website: "World Usability Day is already several steps on our way to the goal of raising awareness of the importance of easy to use technology and user centered design for all."

Where do I sign-up? 🙂

Firefox Begins

July 20, 2005

Firefox, arguably the best browser with its features and support for Web Standards gets the star treatment in this article from ZDnet.

It's interesting to see how Firefox's evolution and the process of getting there.

Also, from a personal note, I believe web designers should test web pages on Firefox.

RSS and LongHorn

July 18, 2005

The IEBlog states that RSS, or the syndication feature on most web sites, will be an integral part of Microsoft's upcoming OS, codenamed 'LongHorn.'

RSS, though a distant relative of web sites, could offer web standards a significant push. If RSS really booms, its styling counterpart to CSS, XSLT, may not be far behind. One of web standard's mantra "Separate Presentation from Content," will be put to the forefront in developer's minds.

What I find weird here is, indirectly, Microsoft is contributing (although very distantly) to the Web Standards cause.

From Zero To Techno

July 14, 2005

I'd like to take this chance to go off-topic and announce that I have released my venture into electronic music, From Zero To Techno on the web.

Feel free to send your thoughts regarding the song, comments and critiques. 🙂

Update:
I've just applied my song to have a Creative Commons license!


Creative Commons nc-sampling+

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons NonCommercial Sampling Plus 1.0 License.

From Zero to Techno
2005
Electronica

Regnard Kreisler C. Raquedan

Regnard Kreisler C. Raquedan

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