COMP1710 Tools for New Media and the Web

Week 6 : Assignment due on the 19th of May 2006 - fill the group form

"List 5 ANU building by their number (108 for instance), in decreasing preference order."

Already declared Working Group / Subjects / Student looking for a "binome".


To do outside the lectures



Next Week  : Javascript
Next Monday : slow introduction to javascript with some examples

  • Readings : Chapter 8 (pp 155 to 169) of "Unusally useful web book" : Understanding Design Technologies.
    Be critical of what you read : some part are outdated, especially about frames !

  • Lab 5 : Images on the Web

General advice

Use online bookmark managers


"Two of Canberra's leading interactive players have announced a competition sure to intrigue the region's amateur and professional game programmers and artists. Seeing Machines and the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) are hosting a competition to develop ideas into working examples of how new 'eye toy' type technology can be used to enhance interaction in games."
More at <>.

Podcasting and the end of the Myth of Live Broadcasting

Tom Worthington, Director of Communications Technologies (The Australian Computer Society )
DATE: 2006-03-29
TIME: 16:00:00 - 17:00:00
LOCATION: CSIT Seminar Room, N101

Podcasting is the distribution of media files using web based syndication to handheld devices. Tom Worthington will outline how it works, discuss some of the public policy issues it raises and ask for input to the ACS's policy on digital broadcasting. To the IT professional, Podcasting is a simple application XML technology to digitized audio (the ANU already supplies students with the digital audio of lectures). However, while technically simple, podcasting raises public policy issues: is it broadcasting? how and should it be regulated? how and who makes money from it?

Tom Worthington is an independent information technology consultant and Visiting Fellow in the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at the Australian National University. He is Director of Communications Technologies for the Australian Computer Society, and was elected a Fellow of the Society in 1999 for his contribution to the development of public Internet policy.

Labs : From This week new way to submit your work :

About previous lab

Submissions should be self contained

(I found lots of broken links pointing towards a page in a previous lab ...)

<a href="../LAB2_U3011436/demo.html">Go to non-CSS version</a>

No more "font" tags ...

<dt><font class="fontbrown">G'Day</font></dt>

Should be

<dt class="definition">G'Day</dt>

Some confusion between class type selector and tag type selector

Header1 {
font-family: Arial, san-serif;
font-size: 1.5em;
text-align: center

body {
background-color: #99FF33

<Header1>This is the demo Page</Header1>

Try the validator time to time ...

No need for "&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;& ... nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;" thanks to CSS ...

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