Fresh in from the mail.

Had a great time opening the mail today my long awaited for cell phone arrived the New V3 Razor will be uploading picture here shortly to the flickr account and this cute guy from the nashville delivery service came by Have been tinkering away with getting my blog cojmpiant for web 2.0 since cell phone web use is on the rise and I have used my cell phone or other mobile devices to do a range of things from send email to surf the web and ofcourse video confrence with other professionals accross the web about web standards designs.Have not decided on weather to go to Adobe for my photos or stay wth Photshop but once I decide and get a little more training

W3C to Pursue Improved Web Access in Developing Countries

From the W3C Press Relaeses

W3C to Pursue Improved Web Access in Developing Countries

“19 September 2006 — Today, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) invites experts to participate in the “Mobile Web in Developing Countries” Workshop in Bangalore, India, on 5-6 December 2006. Participants will discuss the challenges, requirements, and use cases for mobile Web access in developing countries. The Workshop will bring together experts in mobile Web technologies and specialists on emerging countries and the digital divide. To participate in the Workshop, please submit a position paper by email before 1 November 2006.

“While in some countries, mobile Web access is the latest must-have for executives, it is increasingly clear that it may play an important role in the development of some communities,” said Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director. “We must ensure that the Web is designed to meet the needs of sparser populations and of those whose only access to the Web may be on their phone. I look forward to hearing a wide range of views about requirements on Web technology particular to developing countries.”

This public Workshop is part of W3C’s Mobile Web Initiative, which aims to identify and resolve challenges and issues of accessing the Web when on the move. W3C thanks the Workshop host, Jataayu Software, one of the Mobile Web Initiative sponsors. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Mobile Web Seen as Means to Bridge Digital Divide

One important step in bridging the “digital divide” — the lack of access and ability to use information services by a portion of society — is the deployment of mobile networks around the world. According to the World Bank, more than two billion people own a mobile phone and 80% of the world’s population has access to GSM service. With one million new subscribers every day, almost four billion people will have a mobile phone by the end of 2010.

Although access to phone service is fundamental, W3C considers access to Internet services such as email and the Web vital for education, commerce, and communication. High speed mobile data networks and more affordable Web-enabled phones are helping to make this access possible in the developing world. For some, telephones may be the primary, or even sole, means to access the Web. In order to deliver Web standards that enable access for all, W3C is organizing this Workshop to learn more about the specific needs, expectations, and challenges faced by people in developing countries.

W3C invites your support for this Workshop through a three-tier sponsorship program designed to support participation by people or organizations who might otherwise not have the financial means to attend the meeting. Benefits of the Sponsorship program include public recognition of your commitment to the W3C mission. Sponsors reach those who are making decisions about the future of the Web, as well as those in the public who have come to rely on the Web as critical infrastructure for development.”

W3C Last Calls

The W3C is having last calls for several documents from two working groups and is asking everyone for there opinons on the following drafts.Anyone intersted should check out the website and view the drafts and make any comments or suggestions.

Last Call: CSS3 Paged Media

The CSS Working Group has released a Last Call Working Draft of CSS3 Module: Paged Media, a part of the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) language Level 3. Built on the box model, the page module adds functionality for pagination, margins, size and orientation, headers and footers, widows and orphans, image orientation and page numbering. Comments are welcome through 3 November.Visit the CSS Homepage

Last Call: Content Selection for Device Independence (DISelect) 1.0

The Device Independence Working Group released the DISelect specification in three parts. Content Selection for Device Independence (DISelect) 1.0 and Delivery Context: XPath Access Functions 1.0 are Last Call Working Drafts. Comments are welcome through 7 November. Content Selection Primer 1.0 is a First Public Working Draft. DISelect supports the creation of Web sites that can be used from diverse devices. Visit the device independance home page

Nashville Meeting

Went to discuss websites and standards with some friends in Nashville Tennessee, hope I spelled that right, anyways we decided to go in style the whole weekend while in town so me and the girls got together and pitched in for a limo for the whole weekend instead of each of us renting cars and paying for parking, we also reserved a huge room at the Lowes Vanderbilt Hotel and stayed together on the same floor was the most wonderful and pampering weeekend I ve had in years full with wet bar and free massages. We talked about our current projects and decided to move forward with only standards compliant websites and talked about the future of our female web domination of the internet sector we push for and how to expand our current operations. Which leads me to this post and question what is it that is a must when you start a online company ?

Kary Lawson

Kary Lawson my dear friend has started her website up finally, you readers may have noticed I added her to my blogroll, besides being a great firend she is also into the same work stuff like web standards I am into and figured everyone would want to check out her site and see what she has going on. Her blog is also located on the word.