Category Archives: web standards

Four Stars of Open Standards

Andy Mabbett proposes “Four Stars of Open Standards” Continue reading

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United Kingdom parliamentary URL structure: change needed

Andy Mabbett suggests how the United Kingdom parliamentary website’s URL structure for biographies could be improved; and why it should be.

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ORCID plugin for WordPress

Andy Mabbett has worked on a WordPress plugin to add ORCID identifiers to author profiles and user comments in WordPress blogs

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A reply from the UK government to my request for road gritting open data

Andy Mabbett is not happy with the government’s delayed and inadequate response to his request for open data on gritting routes.

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For I’m a Jolly Good Fellow (of the RSA)

Andy Mabbett has accepted the nomination to become a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

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Don’t link to my Twitter profile!

Andy Mabbett wants people to link to his website, not (just), his Twitter profile

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Requesting open-licensed, open-format recordings of the voices of Wikipedia subjects for Wikimedia Commons

Andy Mabbett asks people who are the subject of Wikipedia biographies to provide a short recording of their spoken voice, under an open licence. Other people can contribute sound recordings to Wikimedia Commons, too.

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How should a hackday be run?

Andy Mabbett is soliciting advice on running a hackday

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Politician pin ups – open-licensed pictures, please

Andy Mabbett calls on public bodies to provide open-licensed pictures of politicians and senior officers.

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