Uses of Blogs in Education

You came up with a lot of good ideas in yesterday’s session. In this post I’d like to list some links which might be useful if you think about using this in class later on. You might get an insight into what you can do by having a look at what other people already did.

If you stumble upon some other page you found useful, please leave a comment below…

Two things

Ok, two things:

For those of you interested and/or living in Marburg, come to the Uni (PhilFak) on June 2 to get an insight what we’re doing here at the Tag der Sprachen.

The other thing is that I have to get rid of some wows right now: WOW!, WOW!!, and WOW!!!

Thank you.

The Web Design Survey

Are you a professional working in the field of everything web? Like, say, a web designer, PHP wizard, accessibility guru? Here’s something for you:

I took it! And so should you. The Web Design Survey

And then on to something (not quite) completely different: Tim Haldeen

Interesting Links #4

Several links I think are worth visiting:

This it how it should be: Excellent design, excellent content. Great work by Second Story from last year or so: Theban Mapping Project

Get out your scissors and glue! Paper Toys!

Great illustrator Elliott Golden.


Anyone for updates? Ok, let’s go…

My site of course, as you can see. All XHTML 1.0 Strict and PHP and some spring colors as well. Hope you enjoy.

Then, there’s Manuel Kaufmann’s new site showcasing his photography. Recommended!

And finally, Amon Tobin has a new album out on the 5th of March and his site is all about strange sound exploration. You need to have a look!

Martin Frey

Martin Frey is an interaction and interface designer. If you want to know what this involves, well, it’s all about shoes and oil

Free time projects

I had the time for two personal projects, which grew in my head and on my harddisk for some time now:

Flagging Links

This tutorial will show you how to add a small GIF image to a link depending on whether the link is internal (no image), external, a specific external link, or a mailto link.

Required knowledge: XHTML, CSS, How to create a transparent GIF (or use the ones provided).

Tested in: Firefox Internet Explorer 6 Internet Explorer 7 and 8 Netscape 8 Opera 8 Safari


Interesting Links #1

I decided to post links in my blog from time to time that are too interesting to get thrown into my vault. Let’s start off with three of them:

  1. There are a lot of things to be discovered at Dan Fietsam’s site, although there are far too many Bud ads there. At least for someone from Germany like me. No offence… 😉
  2. Molly Holzschlag talks about the future of web standards at Vitamin. It’s a must read.
  3. Interesting navigation solution: XRS Nowe Media from Poland.