Useful links: Hot air, create video, UDI, CSS

Above the clouds

I’m straying off topic to talk balloons. This time of the year in central New Mexico is all about hot air. I took this photo yesterday standing in my driveway in my pajamas. People willingly get up at 4:30 AM to go to a mass ascension at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. If you’ve never had the thrill of attending this event, you’ll find plenty of photos on Flickr, including some of mine. You might get a flavor of what a mass ascension is like from my article at BlogHer, Balloon Fiesta Time in Albuquerque.

Create Video Notebook is a collection (a notebook) of useful information on how to create video for a blog. It’s a new blog and already full of good tips. Keep an eye on this one.

Equal Access: Universal Design of Instruction is from the University of Washington. “Universal design of instruction (UDI) can be discussed as a process, as a set of strategies applied to specific aspects of instruction, or as a goal.”

I’ve been noticing the name Soh Tanaka on well-written articles about CSS lately. Found a blog to go with the name at The Art of Hand Coding. There’s a lot there; you may find just what you need for yourself or in the classroom. has an article explaining the basics of The Flexible Box Layout Module. This is very early work—support in browsers is minimal at this point, but it’s a glimpse into what may come.

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