BlogCast – Pilot Episode needs YOUR suggestion

BlogCast - On AirFor those of you who don’t visit Webmaster-Source a short information on what the hell I’m talking about in the headline:

Matt at Webmaster-Source started a new project which adds to his blog. This project is a podcast about blogging and webmastering as these podcasts are quite rare. After searching for a name and volunteers for his podcast he choose BlogCast as title.
I don’t know how many other people volunteered to be a guest in his podcast, but I do know that I received the honor to be his first guest in the pilot episode. I guess this is the right place to say thanks to Matt!

Back to the headline

It is easier and faster to quote Matt right away:

What Do YOU Want Us to Talk About?

Marco of and I will be talking about a blog-related topic on the upcoming pilot episode of BlogCast. The only problem is neither of us have decided on a topic yet. 😀

So, here’s my question for all of you: What do you want us to talk about?

Is there something that you want to know more about? Leave a comment, and we’ll consider your idea.

Of course you are welcome to leave a comment on my blog, but it would be a little bit easier for us, if you also leave a comment at Webmaster-Source.

Argument at school ends in stabbing

17-year old injured after confrontation at vocational academy

Ambulance in front of the Blindow-AkademieA 17 year old female student of the Blindow-Berufsakademie was seriously injured by an 20 year old male classmate after a confrontation at the private school. As police spokesman Siegfried Koch said, the victim suffered from multiple cut and stab injuries at body and face. Also, the offender has to be treated at the hospital under observation – he has taken sleeping pills additionally to alcohol, after his own statement. It is still unclear what led to the bloody confrontation.

The principal of the Blindow-Akademie heard the screams of the 17 year old girl from the corridor in the school, so the police. „As he wanted to help her, he found her lying and bleeding in front of the entrance. The offender, who was standing next to her, had a firearm and a knife in his hands“ said Koch. The police reacted to the emergency call at the vocational school at 13:00 local time with a large squad. The officers were equipped with bullet prove vests and machine guns. Koch justified: „We take such emergencies very serious.“

My part of the story

comes after the jump

Yo, what’s up man? – Not much…

Yet another week passed with this blog being very quiet. So let me explain why I was so lazy had no time to write any kind of article.


Happy Holidays…

…or vacations, which ever word you prefer.

This week I had vacations and I tried to enjoy them. I didn’t really succeed, but I didn’t fail either:
Originally I intended to stay away from the computer as much as possible, just to get some distance and to prove once more that I’m not computer or gaming addicted. At the end it turned out that I spent some time at the computer, mainly playing World of Warcraft and working on the homepage of Thorsten Kramer.

My vacations also helped to come up with some more ideas for articles, so stay tuned for them.

That’s all for now, I need to write some articles, if you excuse me…


I almost forgot something:

Matt at Webmaster-Source announced that there will be a Webmaster-Source Podcast coming soon. He is currently looking for a title for said podcast and he is looking for a blogger willing to give an interview through Skype (or talk about some blogging-related subject). So have a look, maybe you are the one with the perfect name for the podcast…or you are one of those „on-air“ with the podcast. (Yes, I told him I would be up for it.)

As I’m already talking about Webmaster-Source: Thanks, Matt, for having my blog on his list of „The Coolest Web Designs On The Planet„!

Web Standards and Accessibility Guidelines used in a Blog?

Web 3 ConsortiumThe majority of the Internet users should have heard about the World Wide Web Consortium or better known as W3C.
The W3C is the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web (W3). It is arranged as a consortium where member organizations maintain full-time staff for the purpose of working together in the development of standards for the W3.

Or as Michael Martin from described it in his article „Does Valid Code Help Your Blog?“:

The W3C is the internet’s daddy. They created HTML, CSS, and dozens of other specifications that govern the use of the technologies that makes the internet thrive today. Valid code is code which meets their guidelines, and can be tested in a validator, such as the HTML and CSS ones.

I don’t want to discuss if using valid code should be used in a blog or if it is actually helpful for a blog. To be honest, I had it in mind, but somehow beat me to it, which is actually helpful because I can skip this part 😉

To sum Michael Martin’s article up I dare to say that it is useful to use valid code, or better: Web Standards, in a blog.
His reasons are all great, but I have to add one more reason why you should use Web Standards: chances are higher that your blog is accessible by all humans, especially those with disabilities.

Less known among the Internet users is the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the W3C. Although some webmaster and „webcoder“ know and follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) put together by the staff of the WAI there are way more webmaster / „webcoder“ who are not following these guidelines. Weiterlesen