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News : October 2008

Does politics matter to web professionals?

Dumb question, right? Of course politics matters, to everybody. But just how do web designers and developers feel?

As we move towards the US election, Digital Web Magazine wants to know how important politics is to the average web professional. Does it make any difference to your job or business who is in the White House? How do your personal politics affect your day-to-day work? Do you feel more or less politically energized than Joe Six-Pack or Joe the Plumber? Send your brief (no more than 1 paragraph) responses to before the end of Monday 3rd November, and look out for the article on the 4th/5th!

October 30, 2008 at 3:39 AM

Matthew Pennell

New Issue: Interview with Aarron Walter

This week, Digital Web’s erstwhile publisher/owner Nick Finck sat down for a chat with the Web Standard Project’s Aarron Walter. The interview covers his work on MailChimp, the benefits of a UI sense of humour, SEO, and Aarron’s work with WaSP’s on education and a web standards curriculum.

October 28, 2008 at 3:00 PM

Matthew Pennell

New Issue: Everything You Know about CSS is Wrong

Digital Web is happy to feature an excerpt from a forthcoming Sitepoint book making a splash, Everything You Know About CSS Is Wrong, brought to us by co-author Rachel Andrew. Everything You Know About CSS Is Wrong brings new attention back to tables, and reconsiders many aspects of CSS and markup.

October 21, 2008 at 10:26 PM

Tiff Fehr

New Issue: Aral Balkan on the conference

This week Digital Web features an interview (by our own Frances Berriman) with Aral Balkan, the organizer of the upcoming <head> Conference. Aral talks about the goals of <head>, social interactions and the challenges of virtual communication.

October 7, 2008 at 10:57 PM

Tiff Fehr

Google 2001

As part of their tenth birthday celebrations, Google has resurrected their 2001 index for a short while. Of course, Digital Web is on there — and via the magic of’s Wayback Machine, you can browse the site of yesteryear, featuring an introduction to the DOM by PPK.

A few of the other pages are available on too — were you in our classified listings way back then?

October 2, 2008 at 7:20 AM

Matthew Pennell

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