Archive for February, 2005

MHTML: the standards

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

For it or against it, you might as well do it to the working group standards. The IETF standard for MIME Encapsulation of Aggregate HTML Documents (translation: creating HTML email the correct way). Handy when sending out HTML emails to prospective students or prospective online poker players. Using HTML in E-Mail…

Google maps it

Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

Google Maps is an online service that allows users in the U.S. to find location information, navigate through maps, and get directions quickly and easily. Google Maps has several unique features: Draggable maps – you can click and drag Google maps to view adjacent sections; no more long waits while new areas download. Integrated Local […]

iDesign value

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005

Next time someone questions the investment value of design in a project, point them to this Wired News article: To the growing frustration and annoyance of Microsoft’s management, Apple Computer’s iPod is wildly popular among Microsoft’s workers. “About 80 percent of Microsoft employees who have a portable music player have an iPod,” said one source, […]

Parting with the personal

Tuesday, February 1st, 2005

A recent study by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by direct-messaging vendor Dotomi claims to be “the first-ever study about consumer response to opt-in communications on the Web that is respectful, relevant and personal to the consumer.” Some conclusions: Consumers are willing to share more personal information about themselves with marketers when they have a […]