Folly of Code validation

W3C XHTML/CSS3 Valid - The website is fully compliant with the XHTML 1.0 Transitional standard Recently one of our client raised the issue of ‘WC3 Validation’. He was referring to the badge (above pic) which several websites used to sport. Joomla helped this trend. All websites created by Joomla used to sport this badge.   I’m personally against this practice and here are the reasons why: 1) For the end user who visits your website for reading an article on “how to play ‘Hey Jude’ on guitar” doesn’t know what CSS is and really...

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#TempleRunIndianVersion

I came across this awesome twitter trend today – #TempleRunIndianVersion which is awesome because, for a while I’ve been thinking of creating an Indian version of  Temple Run. I had an idea of a guy running because he has stolen someone’s ‘Kolhapuri Chappal’ from a temple and people are running after him, shouting “Chor!! Chor!!”. Anyway, here are some witty ideas for #TempleRunIndianVersion: @TheBigDowg: In #TempleRunIndianVersion, Asharam Bapu will chase you like a mad monkey. Cheat code: Type ‘Bhaiyya’ to get an extra life &...

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Why Mobile-Only Sites aren’t the Answer

I read this article on Smashing Magazine. MOBILE MYTHS DEBUNKED Think Again: Assumptions About Mobile To Reconsider One of the points was: Mobile Means Less I loved the following explanation given by the author - Imagine you’re reading the delivery menu for your favorite American restaurant, and you want to order a steak. To your utter shock and dismay, you find that it’s not on the menu. You’ve had steak before when visiting the restaurant in person, so you wonder why you’re not seeing it on the delivery menu. Someone in charge decided that Americans have poor eating habits,...

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No typewriter ever wrote a novel by itself

A beautiful quote I read in todays newspaper, by Atul Kasbekar “… people pay you for what artistic value you bring, not for your technology. No typewriter ever wrote a novel by itself.” He was asked, “Does it bother you that everyone with a camera phone calls themselves a photographer...

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Innovative Anti-Smoking Campaign

Ogilvy anti smoking ad campaign Chanting Lighter TVC  

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Cool Websites: January 2013

  I’ll be putting up links to awesome websites which I come across this month. attackemart.in Here is a creative website designed by ‘Martn Gaue’. The website view is him looking down to check his S3. The position of S3 changes as you move your mouse around. You can click the icons on the smartphone to read more information. Ex. Clicking the twitter icon will open up his twitter handle (@attackemartin) and display his latest tweet.     Bond Cars   Excellent showcase of all the Bond cars. Built by using skrollr.js.   Tokio Lab   This website...

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