Monthly Archives: January 2007

How to trick your client into wanting a webstandards site

I’ve been dying to get a brief for any ‘ol new bulletproof webstandards supporting websites, but they seldom come along. Granted, I’ll do my best to incorporate it anyhow, within budget and all. But rarely do I get the request from the other side of the table.

Until recently, when I discovered a little loophole. And I’m gonna share it with you.

It’s easier to sell SEO then webstandards, semantic markup etc. One thing says make more money, the other one says extra work. But they really are closely related. So when you want to do some nice markup, tell your client that it’s to get a higher Google rank rather then it’s for that blind user that might surf by. Your boss will also be happy to hear that you are a SEO specialist as well as a webdesigner ;-)

A bit of a sidenote, but on the same page: while you’re at it, tell them how the handheld webbrowsing marked is exploding at this very moment. Refer to sales of 3G mobilephones and PDAs, and see how many more phones there are then PCs. And that you can design for them too, but only if they let you care about webstandards, valid markup, xhtml, css, microformats and such.

Snow is fun

Jumping of the roof

Jenna Jameson and iPhone

I think I want my girlfriend’s job. Apperently she gets to work on images of the iPhone and Jenna Jameson. She wouldn’t send me any of the photos though :( This is what I imagine it would look like:

Jenna Jameson on iPhone

(I turned off google images safesearch for this one, and Woah! there’s alot of naked skin out there… )

iPhonemania

Bite my shiny pixelated ass! I was wrong. No biggie – I, you, and everyone else got what they wanted. There hasn’t been a single feed in my rss-reader that hasn’t mentioned iPhone in the last 36 hours. Even the haters want one. I’m not gonna tell you what I think of it, everyone else and their grandmas dog have done that allready. I want one. I will have one. Nuff said.

Living in Euroland I have to wait til Q4 this year, but that’s a good thing as it gives me time to save up some $ € to buy an iPhone out of contract. Because that’s the way things work here. And I’ve descided that Apple will pay for my iPhone. That is, AAPL will pay for it. I bought some stock the minute Steve Jobs announced it, and today I’m allready up to 1/5th of an iPhone.

Below is the AAPL graph during the keynote.

  1. NASDAQ starts for the day, stock is ricing at a steady pace, faster then a normal day, in antisipation of what to come.
  2. 9am San Fran time. Keynote begins and the trading of AAPL stock freezes. No sales. No buys.
  3. All the livebloggers writes- “From now we’ll only talk about the Mac” or something along those lines. Which is weird because they got it all wrong, looking at the keynote broadcast the exact opposite is being said. The result was that the stock took a dive.
  4. Steve drops the iBomb! And the curve shoots through the roof.

AAPL graph

On day 2 AI (after iPhone) the stock continued its raise til an alltime high of $97. Offcourse there will be a backlash, it’s only a question of when, how big and for how long.

Stevesmas at Macworld

It’s that time of the year again that everyone has been waiting for. The AAPL will either skyrocket or plumb depending on weather wallstreet’s expetations are met or not. The Apple fanboys will be in outrage because their utopian MacBook Nano/Apple Phone/MacTablet/iTV didn’t show up after all. But it won’t stop them from wanting whatever product Stevie-J is announcing today. I know I want one, and I don’t know – I don’t even care, what it is. It won’t be an iPhone, but that’s because someone else ownes the name. But an Apple-branded something with a phone in it – I’d love one of those. I just hope it won’t be some lame US only gadget. I don’t understand their love for only letting certain phones be hocked up to certain providers. There sure ain’t any such thing here.

Since I’m in Norway the keynote will start at 6pm local time. Perfect for a round of the drinking game and some bingo! I just gotta find a way to convince my girl that our date at the movies really should wait for about 2 hours.

Macworld Drinking game