January 2010 Roundup

by bendodson. 1 Comment

Hi Everyone,

First of all a big thank you to Ben Weiner for his presentation on Web Fonts and for all of you who attended. There is a writeup of the event available on our blog.

Next Meeting

I’m happy to announce that our next talk at London Web Standards will be on the topic “Move over Web Accessibility, inclusivity is heading straight at you!” presented by Sandi Wassmer (@SandiWassmer). The event will take place at 7pm at the Square Pig in Holborn on Monday 15th February – tickets will be available on EventBrite at 3pm this Friday (29th Jan).

Sandi is a Web Accessibility Enthusiast, Inclusivity Advocate, Action for Blind People Blogger and MD of digital agency, Copious, and will be talking about why she is rooting for Inclusive Design to lead Accessibility.


Over the past couple of meetups we have had record numbers of people signup for our events which has led to us having to create and administer waiting lists. Unfortunately, a large number of people become unable to attend and don’t notify me leading to empty places at the event which could have been filled by people who weren’t quick enough to get a ticket. If I could remind everybody to be courteous to our presenters and other members and let me know in advance if you are unable to attend as otherwise we will need to introduce a more vigilant registration process which I don’t think should be necessary.

Design Competition

We’re planning on overhauling our website shortly and so will be running a design competition so you can show off your creative sides – the winning design will be used for the new londonwebstandards.org website! We’ll be releasing further details shortly.

Job Vacancies

We are hoping to launch a job board at some point in the future but for the time being I’ll be adding any relevant job vacancies to these monthly emails. If you are interested in a vacancy or have one you would like to add then let me know.

* Unboxed Consulting build Ruby on Rails web solutions and iphone apps for the media and creative industries. We’re passionate about innovation and quality and our web solutions illustrate this. Unboxed are looking for a front-end developer to join the team. If you can work CSS and javascript magic and want to work in an Agile environment get in touch with richard.stobart@unboxedconsulting.com

* PHP / XHTML Developer in Pimlico, London – New media agency based in Pimlico, London looking for a full-time web developer to take a lead on a number of new and exciting projects. As an agency specialising in video, the majority of their previous websites have been made with Adobe Flash but they now require a developer who will be able to build both brochureware and basic CMS sites using a combination of PHP and XHTML / CSS along with jQuery or an equivalent JavaScript framework. Due to the nature of the previous websites, your role will be unique as on the only standards based web developer on-site with a wide ranging brief to help shape the agencies website portfolio. You will have direct input on how the development department should be run leading to excellent experience for future roles. For more information or to apply for this role, please forward your CV to me via recruitment@bendodson.com or visit http://bendodson.com/recruitment/

Until Next Time

I’ll be posting another message here and on our Twitter feed (@webstandards) on Friday once tickets are available for the Web Accessibility event.

Ben Dodson
LWS Organiser

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