Peeps around the web

Who are these people? And why am I writing about them?

Jakob Nielsen

Nielsen is one of the world’s leading web-usability consultants. He worked for the Sun Microsystems company for years as their lead web-usability man. Sun Microsystems is the company that created Java and other awesome things on the internet! Yay Jakob Nielsen!

W3C

W3C stands for World Wide Web Consortium. It is the international standards organization for the World Wide Web (hey, we’re on that right now!). At W3C they they try to “ensure compatibility and agreement among industry members in the adoption of new standards.”

Tim Berners-Lee

Berners-Lee is the CREATOR OF THE INTERNET! Without him, there might not even be the internet and therefore this blog wouldn’t even exist! Crazy times!

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School Websites

I think my favourite out of the three websites is the Langara one. My favourite aspects of it is the the easy navigation options to the left hand side and the little spiel about why Langara is great. I thought it added a little originallity to the page. There wasn’t really anything I didn’t like about the page.

The Douglas page is my next favourite. I really like the new design, I think it is much more user friendly and over all pretty. I don’t like how plan the links section of the page is. I think that maybe if the page incorporated a picture of one of the Douglas campus’ it might look a little better.

I really didn’t like the Capilano web page. I think it looks out of date and kind of boring. Overall, it’s pretty easy to navigate but I think it could be updated to improve it’s overall look.

Fave Blogs

My two favourite blogs are:

  • Jezebel: I like this blog because it not only keeps me up-to-date with celebrity news (in a much more humorous way then the more serious celebrity blogs), but it also has fashion articles, sex articles and very interesting articles about women’s issues.
  • Gizmodo: Gizmodo gives awesome, current and super interesting news about gadgets. Keeps me  up-to-date with the newest techy stuff. Love it.