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HTML Dog: The Company

Tuesday 5 October, 2004 (11:09AM GMT)

VivabitWell, it's not really HTML Dog: The Company, it's Vivabit.


VivaBIT! Sing it with me now!

It's not a design agency type thing - there are already more of them than there are planktonic organisms in the sea. Although site design and development services are on offer, the emphasis here is on front-end web standards development - the technical nitty-gritty. We'll be doing it, helping with it and teaching it. It's all conveniently summed up in the tagline - "Web Standards & Accessibility Training, Consulting and Design". If it was in a tin, it'd do exactly what it says on it.

The Commercial Viability of Web Standards

Can a commercial case be made for a specifically web standards company? I certainly think so - this is a serious business venture that I am dedicating a lot of time, effort and money to - I'm not doing it as some crazy, light-hearted experiment. It's a risk, sure, undertaking any business is, but I'm confident that there is demand for this specialist technical knowledge, the practical application of it and the ability to clearly communicate that knowledge to others.

It's Elastic!

The web site's as light as a baby shrew and typically sparse to optimise usability - just the way I like to do things.

There's a little colophon page with a few technical details (most of which will be pretty "so what?" to those web standards aficionados amongst you). The most interesting point, in my opinion, is that the whole thing's elastic. Ems a gogo. Try bumping up the text size and the whole thing will expand like a puffer fish, only less poisonous.


Comment 1

good luck

So said rob c on Tuesday 5 October, 2004 at 11:17AM GMT.

Comment 2

Yes - good luck with it! Like the web site.

So said Chris on Tuesday 5 October, 2004 at 11:27AM GMT.

Comment 3

Planktonic organisms? Shrews? Puffer Fish!

So said on Tuesday 5 October, 2004 at 5:25PM GMT.

Comment 4

Mmmm.... less poisionous....
I think the site could have made use of a little more colour, but bleh; like my opinion matters!
All the best with your new adventure Patrick.

So said Andrew on Tuesday 5 October, 2004 at 10:05PM GMT.

Comment 5

I agree with Andrew.

I wrote about Vivabit here (

So said Dante on Wednesday 6 October, 2004 at 12:13AM GMT.

Comment 6

Good Luck, however i may raise one point, there is no link to your "colophon" page, or if there is it's not overly obvious.

So said Steve on Saturday 16 October, 2004 at 2:57PM GMT.

Comment 7

37 signals called...

So said Sam on Wednesday 10 November, 2004 at 5:33AM GMT.

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