Category Archives: Miscellany

Syndicated Content: Google Docs + WordPress + inDesign = portability.

I’m a big proponent of  syndicated and single-source content for organizations using multiple media. From a post-publication management perspective, it reduces version conflict and promotes essential semanticism of the content. I’ve never been convinced that presentation style should be the master of semantic style. Clean, accessible content can be repurposed and re-presented as need be. It can be that smart girl with a thousand looks – you can take her anywhere.

This is one of the better implementations of a comprehensive contribution, editing and publication system I’ve seen, and looks to be very cost effective . Bangor Daily News set up a publishing protocol that starts with pieces being authored in Google Docs, pushed to WordPress through the open format  XML-RPC, then transformed into tagged text ready for Adobe inDesign.

Read the full synopsis here: http://dev.bangordailynews.com/2011/06/13/bangor-daily-news-completes-final-switch-to-wordpress/

I'm a big proponent of  syndicated and single-source content for organizations using multiple media. From a post-publication management perspect...

I'm a big proponent of  syndicated and single-source content for organizations using multiple media. From a post-publication management perspective, it reduces version conflict and promotes essential semanticism of the content. I've never been convi...

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Microsoft celebrates the death of IE6 with a cake

Thank goodness.

The U.S. now joins a healthy list of countries where IE6 usage has fallen below 1 per cent – Poland, Australia, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/right-click/microsoft-celebrates-death-ie6-cake-183509081.html

Thank goodness. The U.S. now joins a healthy list of countries where IE6 usage has fallen below 1 per cent - Poland, Australia, Denmark, Sweden,...

Thank goodness. The U.S. now joins a healthy list of countries where IE6 usage has fallen below 1 per cent - Poland, Australia, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/right-click/microsoft-celebrates-death-ie6-cake-1835...

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Poyekhali! Translation please!

yuriWe occasionally get asked about the current header graphic for The National Flight Log. That’s good old Yuri Gagarin, the fun-loving cosmonaut who was more worried about having enough sausage and vodka in his Vostok 1 spacecraft for his historic ascent into orbit than the then-unknown effects of weightlessness on the human body. There was some speculation that the body might simply collapse on itself. Unless maybe you filled it with enough sausage….

While Yuri’s last word may have been on sausage, he’s better known for coining poyekhali!, roughly translated as  “Let’s Go!” As much as we too love sausage, we adopted Yuri’s more emphatic and inspiring catchphrase. We help clients launch their internet projects and they probably wouldn’t trust us if we proclaimed “Sausage!”

Spaciba Yuri.

We occasionally get asked about the current header graphic for The National Flight Log. That's good old Yuri Gagarin, the fun-loving cosmonaut wh...

We occasionally get asked about the current header graphic for The National Flight Log. That's good old Yuri Gagarin, the fun-loving cosmonaut who was more worried about having enough sausage and vodka in his Vostok 1 spacecraft for his historic asc...

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