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2000’s Posts.

  1. Using Colour on the Web

    his is not meant as the definitive guide about colour—or color—on the Web, but rather a brief overview about how to effectively use red, green and blue, as well as the Websafe palette.

  2. Always online

    Starting to understand why this whole “always connected” thing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I mean, sitting in front of a computer for 11-12 hours straight really begins to wear on one’s eyes, wrists, back, and mind after a few weeks. Haven’t even done any Christmas shopping yet—which probably remains my one chance to get out and walk given I’ve missed most of the e-tailers delivery deadlines. Oh well, and least I’ve got some Shoutcasted music to keep me vaguely conscious.

  3. International Telegraph Herald

    Rarely is a newspaper site a thing of beauty. But the recently redesigned International Telegraph Herald is an exception. Not only is the site clean, intuitive, and useful, it pushes the boundaries of the today’s technology. To experience the site as intended, in all it’s dHTML glory, users will need the latest browsers. For once an old media institution is pushing the envelope all the right ways.

  4. Election results (or how the big sites fared)

    How Canadian news sites fared during the night of a federal election.

  5. Dot-what?!

    A less-than-postive reaction to the domains ICANN approved.

  6. With a whimper

    The underwhelming relase of the much-delayed Netscape 6.

  7. Papers must push online news

    During this latest U.S. election some media outlets declaring a new president even though there officially wasn’t one. To be fair, it was already 3 a.m. ET when the networks started predicting a Bush victory, and newspapers must go to print at some point. Despite being an offender, The Globe and Mail at least directed readers to its Web site for updates. Of the five Toronto papers, The Globe was the only one to prominently do so. When will they get it?

  8. Why end with 30?

    A brief look into the history of why the number “30” is used to end newspaper articles.

  9. Email or e-mail?

    Marking the end of an era, Wired News has changed its house style from “email” to “e-mail.” The decision to change is explained with great detail, and care, by Tony Long, copy chief at Wired News. While I will likely keep spelling email sans-hyphen, I understand Long’s reasoning (grammatical history, ease of editing). For me, however, e-mail (with a hyphen) will always look a bit clunky.

  10. Make a change

    What to do with your “Taxpayer Dividend”

  11. Ch-ch-changes

    Though saila.com’s latest look was designed months ago, merging i|money with CANOE Money distracted me from moving it out. But things have settled down now, and both sites are online (and use CSS extensively). Like CANOE Money, saila.com’s focus has changed and is now shaped as a resource for online journalists and Web workers

  12. Give students their own Web site

    hat if journalism students were given the oppurtunity to create their own online portfolio that was hosted by the school? This piece looks at how that might be possible.

  13. Basic Online Style Guide

    A simple online stylguide for XHTML-based sites.

  14. Current state of online journalism

    An analysis of the state of online journalism in Canada and the United States at the beginning of 2000.