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Paul Murphy Paul Murphy | 18:03 UK time, Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Not so much a round up but a few things I thought you might be interested in hearing about.


Virtual Revolution aired this week and is available on iPlayer for the rest of the week. Dan Biddle has written a new post on the Virtual/Digital Revolution blog summarising some of the feedback they've had so far. There's a lively debate going on it the comments so if you saw the programme you might want to check it out.


According to the 5 live blog it's Social Media week:

"So, starting today with Richard Bacon, I'm publishing five interviews with important 5 live figures about their use of social media. We caught Richard in his studio right after he came off the air last Thursday. He talks mainly about Twitter, his principle means of interacting with his audience while off-air and a genuine source of stories and reactions for the programme itself."

There's also a chance for some of the Radio 4 blog's followers on Twitter to meet up in real life this Thursday as part of the week. There are a few places left on the free tour of Broadcasting House the same evening. All the details are on the post A Radio 4 Tweetup in London.


Closer to home (well, on the same floor as the Internet blog) on the Web Developer blog there's the excellently titled post by Mark Stickley CSS for widgets: friends don't break friends' styles that relates to one aspect of the rollout of BBC iD across the entire BBC site:

One of the important features of BBC iD is the status bar, which sits in the top right of every page. The idea is that if you click the sign in link, or a relevant link anywhere else, we bring up a JavaScript overlay which allows you to sign in without leaving the page. It's designed to be a seamless experience, and we think it comes pretty close.

While building the HTML, CSS and JS for the project, a key part of my job has been to ensure that our code doesn't break any of the pages into which it's included. What's more, I have to be confident that the CSS defined for the page doesn't break any of the BBC iD components. Actually this is pretty tricky, but I'll explain how I approach this problem.

Paul Murphy is the Editor of the Internet blog.



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