Friday Feast #47: Web Standards, TypePad, FeedDemon, RSS, Moblogging, and Photography
Today’s Feast covers web standards and TypePad, nifty bookmarklets for web developers and anyone who uses a browser, blogs, RSS, Wikis, moblogging, and photography. This was easily put together with the help of Bradsoft’s FeedDemon alpha version that I’m testing by using the “News Bins” that I mentioned the other day—drag and drop links into organized bins to save for reference.
Web Standards and TypePad
A List Apart has a new article out today about TypePad, A Standards Compliant Publishing Tool for the Rest of Us? TypePad is an upcoming personal publishing service created by Six Apart, the fine makers of the very popular Movable Type. The good news also is that TypePad has been designed from the ground up based on web standards. Whether you use one of their many included templates or create one of your own, you can still have a standards-compliant site using TypePad, according to this new article.
For more information, see also Six Log’s post today, Web Standards.
Helpful Bookmarklets for Web Developers
Jesse Ruderman has created an incredible amount of helpful bookmarklets for a variety of purposes, such as web development, validation, and enhanced browsing. Additionally, Jesse has provided browser icons to show browser compatibility for each bookmarklet. Many work for several browsers. [hat tips: Growing Leaves, Simon Willison’s Weblog]
RSS is Spreading
More people are finding out about RSS feeds, and an increasing number of articles, tutorials, presentations, and workshops are popping up. Here are a few of the latest.
- XML for Journalists was the topic for a presentation by Derek Willis this week for the ire national conference 2003. As Derek wrote afterward:
“Update: The concept, if not the presentation, seemed to be well-received. But then, showing journalists how they can work more efficiently - especially when processing information - does tend to get their attention. If reporters see the use of RSS feeds for their work, chances are good they can help get their employers to create such feeds for the rest of the public.”[hat tip: jd’s blog, 2003-06-04.]
- Blogging, RSS, and Wikis - Presentations, Papers, and a Pathfinder
Links and details via The Shifted Librarian, 2003-05-23.
- Blogs - RSS - Wikis
A terrific compilation of links and resources about blogs, RSS, and wikis by David Mattison. [hat tip: The Shifted Librarian, 2003-05-23.]
Moblogging in the News
New article on moblogging in Thursday’s issue of The Guardian, Blogs in the frame, Moblogging - updating blogs with photos from camera phones - is really racing ahead, says Mike Butcher. The article covers the growth of picture messaging, camera phones and technology growth, also covers publishing software that includes moblogging such as 20six.co.uk, NewBay, and more. [hat tip: Tom Hume 2003-06-05.]
Connecting and Networking: LinkedIn
This time I’m referring to social and business connections and networking. Here’s some of the buzz about LinkedIn.
- Comments on LinkedIn
Jeremy Allaire’s Radio, 2003-06-04.
- Gory details of social network software
Kevin Werbach writes about LinkedIn. 2003-05-14. [hat tip: Jeremy Allaire’s Radio]
- Harvester Ants and Networking
Ross Mayfield has insightful thoughts and helpful links about LinkedIn, social networking, and related. 2003-06-05.
- Example of usefulness of LinkedIn
Joi Ito writes about his experience with LinkedIn, and the insightful comments and dialog are a must read, too. 2003-05-11. [hat tip: Jeremy Allaire’s Radio 2003-06-04]
- Images of England
This amazing project has over 370,000 images with descriptions of England’s Listed Buildings posted online for the world to enjoy. [hat tip: The Aardvark Speaks]
- Three Days in Yosemite, by Charlie Morey.