Ben Holliday is an experienced designer, leader, writer and speaker. This is his blog (started in 2005). If you’re new to this site, Ben has published a playbook for design linking together many of his blog posts from the past 8 years of work in the pubic sector. You can get in touch or follow him on Twitter.


Apple Touch Icons

Apple have now given users the ability to add links to both the iPod Touch and iPhone home page screens for any website. This is a really great feature in the latest software upgrade (even with the additional cost for us iPod Touch owners).

When you bookmark a page in this way the icon used for this home page is simply a thumbnail screenshot of the webpage page unless that website has added a ‘touch icon’ graphic for the site.

Rich Media Training with AbilityNet

Last Tuesday I attended a training day run by AbilityNet in London on the topic of Rich Media. The day covered a range of topics concerned with Rich Media and Accessibility and I’d thought I would share a few thoughts from what was covered here.

From pies to mash(ups)

Okay, firstly I know that’s a bad title. I thought I’d link to a nice little URL of something I’ve been doing at work. This is my first so called (very basic) mashup so, not being much of a progammer, not only am I quite pleased with myself but I think this shows that anyone working with websites is capable of using API‘s and getting some simple but great results.

Web Standards Group Podcasts

More good resource for web designers everywhere… Podcasts from the Web Standards Group event in London held last friday are now available.

Notes for Christian Heilmann‘s presentation – Maintainable JavaScript

Notes for Andy Budd‘s presentation – Who Cares About Standards?