Web Standards Solutions

Dan Cederholm’s Web Standards Solutions book has been well reviewed and in hot demand. I ordered it in September after the web Evolt Conference he presented at and just received it now. “Web Standards, created and enforced by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), make sure that web designers and browser manufacturers use the same technology syntax. Web Standards ensure the net stays neat, preventing the chaos that would emerge with inconsistent code. These standards also increase content compatibility among varying viewing devices, from screen readers for people with vision impairments, to cell phones, PDAs and more” (Amazon).’s current design is in HTML 4 with some embeded MS Explorer tags. Web standards save time and money in design development.

Defining CRM

CRM is an integrated approach to constituent facing-processes.
Integrates tools such as e-mail, web, and phone.
Helps build loyalty through rapid and relevant service.
Personalized interaction helps build special treatment feel.
Analyzes constituent wants and needs to impove success rates.
Requires a constituent-centered business philosophy.
Requires careful planning, forethought, and buy in.
Improves data integrity and lowers cost of production.

I Heart New York

Central park

A big city can still live in a small world. After settling into my hotel, I call up a friend from Montreal working in town and later discover, while walking with his address in hand, that he and his coworkers are in a condo that happens to be right next door. The next building! I knew they were near the Lincoln Center like me but that’s it. What are the odds in Manhattan? There I met a friend of my co-worker Dario (who sits beside me), a woman that knows my sisters, and an Image Arts alum. Later, I run into an awesome couple on the street that I met recently in Toronto. And that was the first few hours. There was 6 degrees going on all weekend. I love New York. A nice return.

MOMA interior
UN Anti-gun sculture
MOMA reopens
MOMA stairs
Shillers Liquor Bar, lower Manhattan
NYC Times Square
NYC street lamp
NYC Little Italy
NYC Aquarium Jelly fish
NYC Boardwalk
NYC Aquarium
NYC Aquarium Jellyfish