Archive for “Wicked Wild Web”

The following entries were made in the “Wicked Wild Web” category.

Web 2.0h, that’s what it is

Posted June 27th, 2006 by Mike Cherim

I recently had a customer interaction that made clear to me the negative side to web-based terminology. The client asked me to make a Web 2.0-like site template. They also stated they wanted it accessible and standards-compliant. That was about it in regards to their site requirements. I asked for more details regarding the look, layout, and whatnot, but this led to client confusion. They didn’t really know but would know it when they saw it. Risky I say, but no problem, I made them an accessible, standards-complaint liquid site template and delivered the product. They didn’t like it and said I failed to give them the Web 2.0 look. But what is a Web 2.0 look? I know it has nothing to do with how a site looks, and it doesn’t mean standards-compliant nor does it mean accessible, even though the latter will help a great deal.

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GrayBit Turns Thirty

Posted April 7th, 2006 by Mike Cherim

The Big 30 Read Important GrayBit Update!

GrayBit, the online contrast accessibility testing tool I mentioned and described in a previous post, is now thirty days old. Happy Birthday to GrayBit. So, what happened over the course of its so far short life? Let’s see…

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Experiments at

Posted April 3rd, 2006 by Mike Cherim

What does a man with a half-dozen domains need most of all? If you said another domain, then you are right. I’ve owned the domain for quite some time, but finally I have decided to put it to use. But for what!? you may ask. One would think, knowing of all of my domains, that enough is enough. You’d be right, but I did it anyway. The purpose: Experimentation. Fun. Some play and some research!

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IE 7: Is Your Site Ready?

Posted March 24th, 2006 by Mike Cherim

Internet Explorer 7 You may have heard about it. You may know it’s coming. Perhaps you’ve been playing around with beta versions 1 and 2. Some of your sites may be broken in it, perhaps not, but regardless of your situation, if you’re messing around with the IE Beta 2 version, what you see now is what the masses will see later so it seems.

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Why Do You Blog?

Posted March 16th, 2006 by Mike Cherim

So, in a nutshell, my blog serves me in four ways

Yep, there I was, minding my own business, when all of a sudden I got an email from a student doing research. The student’s name was Tyler and he wanted to know specifically why I was a blog writer.

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GrayBit Goes Live

Posted March 8th, 2006 by Mike Cherim

Experience Color Wearing Shades of Gray It all began harmlessly one evening with a single utterance: “Wouldn’t it be cool if you could plug in a web address and go to the site, but have it converted to a perfect grayscale instead of full-color…? you know, to check its contrast accessibility. An online tool. Think Google-simple. Colors can be misleading when looking at a site, but grayscale never lies. Well, things stared happening fast after that. Next thing I know a real application, just like that envisioned, begins to come to life. Born is GrayBit. Where turning gray is cool!

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Feedback for The Green Spot

Posted March 7th, 2006 by Mike Cherim

For those who’ve known us for a while, you’ll know that asking for feedback is something we do regularly.

This is a quick post for friends, customers, and distributors of The Green Spot, Ltd., home of the GreenMethods. The reason is a simple one: We want your comments and feedback. Whether it be about our business, our products, our service, our catalog, or our website. Anything you want. This is your opportunity to speak your mind and ask those burning questions.

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My Links are Your Links

Posted March 1st, 2006 by Mike Cherim

Link sharing is becoming quite popular on the web, and there’s a new service in town that facilitates this sharing. Specifically I speak of Ma·gnolia. There I started a group, Accessible Web Developers which shares bookmarks related to accessible web development, of course.

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What the Flock?!

Posted January 25th, 2006 by Mike Cherim

There’s a new web browser in town. Namely, the developer version of Flock Browser is now available for download. So far I like it because my pages render well in it without breakage. At least that’s telling me the bowser is off to a good start. It’s supposed to be a “social” browser to faciliate sharing and community.

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