Archive: August 16th, 2005

Joe Clark in the flesh

Ryan Carson, one of the minds behind BD4D, has started putting on some pretty darn excellent one-day workshops in London. He’s already had Eric Meyer over for CSS training. Next week, Cal Henderson will be talking about the building of Flickr.

It doesn’t end there. In November, the unstoppable of force of Andy Clarke and Molly Holzschlag will be demonstrating the power of CSS to web designers. That sounds like an unmissable event.

Before that, Ryan’s managed to score a real coup for September 1st. Mr. Accessibility himself, the king of closed captioning, Joe Clark will be in town for a one-day workshop on the secrets of Web accessibility.

If you’ve been in attendance at one of Joe’s talks, then you’ll already know how entertaining and informative this will be (he was a smash hit at the @media conference a few months back).

I’ll definitely be going. If you’re planning to go, you’ll need to do two things. First of all, sign up quick before it’s sold out. Secondly, let me know so we can meet up for post-learning refreshments.

Unbeknownst to the organisers at Carson Workshops, I have a plan to kidnap Joe and whisk him away to Brighton for a lost weekend of seaside fun. Look out, Kemptown, here we come.

Blogging from Word

In April 2004, Tim Bray wrote:

"I think that any word processor without a ‘Blog This’ button is just broken."

In August 2005, the folks over at Blogger fixed Microsoft Word.