Posts Tagged 'web'

Discovering Kevin Kelly

When we think of people that have revolutioned the field of computer science, one name that always crosses our minds in first place is Kevin Kelly. Mr. Kelly is a world wide recognized conservationist, photographer, writer and, above all, digital culture expert.

Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly has worked and published for extremely prestigious newspapers and magazines (New York Times, Esquire, The Economist, Life, Time…), but one of the many remarkable points in his literary career is, probably, being the founding executive editor of Wired, the succesful computer related magazine.

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Let’s find out the hypertext

When we talk about hypertext we are basically referring to text on a computer screen that will redirect the user to other related information. Hypertext has recently become a huge innovation to user interfaces because it has been able to overcome some of the limitations that traditional written text presents. Instead of remaining static, hypertext offers us the possibility of organizing the information in a much more dynamic way. But how do we do that exactly? The answer is easy. We use links and connections, which are, logically, called hyperlinks. Nowadays, the best expression of hypertext we have is the Web.

Hypertext diagram

Hypertext diagram

Hypertext’s great multifunctionality is something remarkable. These hyperlinks can be designed to perform a large number of tasks. For example when someone ‘cliks’ on one of these hyperlinks, or ‘hovers’ over it, a word definition may appear, a web page on a related topic may load, a video may begin, or, even, an application may open.

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Web accessibility, what are we talking about?

Mainly, when we think of web accessibility we are referring to a type of web design and development that allows disable-people to have access to the whole information contained in the site they are navigating.

Internationally recognized symbol of accessibility

Internationally recognized symbol of accessibility

Nowadays we are living an upward trend in the use of the Internet, but we cannot forget that some groups of people are still having difficulties accessing normally to websites data. Deaf or blind people, for instance, need special aids in order to experience all the functionality that a website can offer.

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  • Critical Essay: Focus on form VS. Focus on meaning 11 February, 2014
    Focus on form refers to instruction that focuses learners’ attention to linguistic structure within a meaningful context. In what ways do Swain (1985) and Van Patten (1990) provide empirical support for focus on form as opposed to an exclusive focus ...
    albagutierrez
  • Chinese New Year customs 6 February, 2014
    Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival is the main Chinese festival of the year. Reporters as Lauren Mack and Rose Mathews have written about Chinese traditional New Year celebration. In China it is customary to offer foods … Continu...
    Ainhoa Dárceles Romaratezabala
  • DIDIER SORNETTE: “CRISES ARE PREDICTABLE” 6 February, 2014
    “Crises are predictable” said the economist Didier Sornette at TEDGlobal 2013. According to the risk economist we have been living by the illusions produced by the high economic growth that had […]
    Marina Fernández
  • Inundaciones del 83; el renacer del “Bocho” 5 February, 2014
    Las inundaciones que sufrió Vizcaya, pero especialmente Bilbao, en agosto de 1983 marcaron un antes y un después en la historia “del bocho”. Las causas de esta terrible catástrofe se centran en la llamada “gota fría” que supone una precipitación abundante y ráfagas de viento huracanas que en ocasiones pueden ir acompañadas de tormentas eléctricas […] […]
    Tamara López Martín
  • Types of tourists 5 February, 2014
    As we all know, tourist is the person who travels away from her home and spends more than 24 hours and less than a year in a certain place. People can travel for business and professional reasons, for leisure and holiday … Continue reading →
    Paula Gutierrez