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Archives by Month: January, 2005

Listed below are excerpts and links to all weblog, blog entries, posts published during January, 2005.





Six Apart Acquires LiveJournal, and WordPress Grows in Popularity

Yesterday Six Apart announced that they had acquired Danga Interactive, Inc., makers of LiveJournal blogging service. Six Apart’s Mena Trott provides some insight and a link to a FAQ to help explain the acquisition and answer questions. (282 words, 20 links)

06:21 pm, pst 7 January, 2005





Internet Explorer Has Now Lost 30% of Browser Market

Robin Good reported last week that Internet Explorer has now lost 30% of the browser market and the trend is on a continuing roll. In addition, Robin predicts that by December 2005 that Internet Explorer will no longer be used by the majority of Internet users. (258 words, 6 links)

08:02 pm, pst 5 January, 2005





Comments Period Extended for Latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Draft

If you haven’t commented yet or wish to comment on the latest working draft of the WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines), the comment period is now extended to Monday, 10 January 2005. See Judy Brewer’s post yesterday, Extension of WCAG 2.0 Comment Period to 10 January 2005 [was: Fwd: Call for Review: Working Draft of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0] for details and how to comment to the public mailing list. As Judy also states, the WCAG 2.0 "will apply to a wider range of Web technologies than WCAG 1.0 and is intended to be understandable to a wider audience." Here are some links to the working drafts and related techniques: (217 words, 7 links)

10:14 am, pst 4 January, 2005





Helping the Tsunami Victims

Anders Jacobsen has volunteered to pay $1 to the British Red Cross for anyone creating a weblog post on the front page or creating permanent links in the weblog’s blogroll, linking to the organizations listed below, and then linking to his blog and his post, Webloggers: Give to tsunami victims and I’ll give too! Here’s a list of some of the organizations accepting donations and other contributions: (373 words, 21 links)

10:01 pm, pst 2 January, 2005

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