Archive for “July, 2009”

On this page the following entries were made in the “July, 2009” time-frame.

Storm in a tea-cup?

Posted July 29th, 2009 by Rachel

I spotted an article the other day on Out-Law about swine flue possibly becoming a “force majeure” and advising that companies should check their contracts… Companies should dig out their major contracts and read the clauses on ‘force majeure’ to prepare for arguments that a swine flu pandemic could render contracts meaningless, a legal expert [...]

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Accessibility and the inclusion principle

Posted July 27th, 2009 by Rachel

While looking for an old article on Alistapart that I really should have bookmarked eons ago but forgot to, I stumbled across an article on the inclusion principle. The basic message of the article is that accessibility is something that should be considered right from the start of a design, and not as an afterthought. [...]

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Grown men who should know better and kinky boots

Posted July 26th, 2009 by Rachel

(aka: what I’ve been watching on TV) After probably getting on for two years spent glued to my keyboard staring at the screen, with the only screen I’ve been watching coming with a keyboard attached, over the past couple of months I’ve actually started watching TV again. I’ve discovered a number of things… Unless you’re [...]

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Easy website background image

Posted July 26th, 2009 by Rachel

I’ve stumbled upon an easy to do background effect for a web page if you’re looking for a fairly “natural”/neutral background if you don’t want a stark white background on a page. This gives you a nice texture which takes the ‘glare’ off a stark white page (works best with “natural” type themes) which is very [...]

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I’m back!

Posted July 26th, 2009 by Rachel

Okay, so far I’ve done appallingly at my goal of posting every day. I think it’s safe to say that I’ve well and truly failed in my new year’s resolution. As usual my absence can be explained by the continuing medical dramas in my life and me generally feeling crap. My medical adventures over the [...]

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