Daily Archives: April 9, 2008

CSS Naked Day 786

Where did my Design go?

The idea behind this event is to promote Web Standards. Plain and simple. This includes proper use of (x)html, semantic markup, a good hierarchy structure, and of course, a good ‘ol play on words. It’s time to show off your body!

Ooooops I’m naked!

CSS Naked Day

Well not me, but at least my site is for today. For those who didn’t know, today is CSS Naked Day. Where sites who are controlled by CSS layouts will be stripped completely off any design looks for a whole day. You can read more about it here.

Purpose of this is to promote Web Standards, which I’m trying so hard to do for Aronil.com. But for viewers of the site, hey this will probably be the first time that it’ll load fast ^_P

It’s pretty cool, it’s like an online event where people who want to partcipate. So showing my support for it, I’m also stripping of any designs that I’m so picky with on Aronil.com. Currently there are about 1100+ supporters who have also signed up on the list to strip their css. Join in here.

I’m using the WordPress Naked Day Plugin by Aja’s.

The Webby Awards Nominees 2008 240

Since surfing a lot last year, I found the Webby Awards which is a wonderful site that gives awards to sites that are really amazing. In terms of overall appearance, friendliness and purpose of the site. Although I will say that it can get rather confusing because of the categories.

Today according to their newsletter, they have just announced the Webby Awards Nominees and Honorees.  The actual winners will be announced on May 6, 2008, so keep your virtual ears peeled for who wins.

WEBBY NOMINEES AND HONOREES ANNOUNCED TODAY

The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce the Nominees and Official Honorees for the 12th Annual Webby Awards. Nominees have been selected by The Academy from a record nearly 10,000 entries representing all 50 states and 60 countries worldwide. Webby Winners and Webby People’s Voice Winners — announced on May 6, 2008 — will be chosen from the five Nominees in each category, announced today. Official Honorees, chosen for an outstanding caliber of work, make up fewer than 15% of the total entries. Congratulations to both Nominees and Official Honorees on a truly deserving accomplishment.

View the 12th Annual Webby Nominees
View the 12th Annual Webby Official Honorees

The awards also have another section which allows the public to participate and vote for the best website in their opinion. Whoaa. So that means the time to start voting for your favourite website begins as of now! I’m going to go the sites soon…can’t wait to see what new stuff is up this year ^_^ You have to sign up first though in order to vote. You can sign up here.

Today also marks the launch of the Webby People’s Voice Awards. Presented by Nokia, The People’s Voice Awards invite the public to participate in The Webby Awards by allowing them to vote for their favorite nominees. People’s Voice Winners receive special recognition at the end of voting. Anyone can vote online between now and May 1st, so make sure to lobby for your favorites along the way.

Vote now for the Webby People’s Voice Awards

Aronil is… 0

This should probably go into the About page, but I’d be interesting to write something on it. Of late, I’ve been getting a lot of why do you use Aronil when you already have a name like Linora.

Even more so, cause on facebook not many seem to be able to find me, cause I use Aronil and I’m the only Aronil there. But a number of people who got to know me through Facebook, have gotten confuse and thought Aronil was the real name…hehe. Whoopsie..

How did Aronil start?
Well it all began when I first met Mister G. We were just hanging out during rehearsal with other people and then he was saying it would be interesting if I turned my name around and it would still make another name. Actually i tried it before long ago, but i just let it die off. It wasn’t until he mentioned that which was when i decided using it again as a nickname.

From there well it kinda got stuck on me and I grew to like it. I mostly use it thought for online stuff, so if you were to google aronil or yahoo it. You’ll find a bunch of stuff related with it, which is mostly all my accounts or something. It’s a fun name though ^_^ and it’s even cooler cause i get to to mess with people’s heads and tell them it’s Linora on the first go and then Aronil on the next.. hehee

Either way, I’m still sticking with Aronil. She will live on!!!