Oops! The Twitter Feeds Disappeared–Now What?

Many websites used RSS feeds to include tweets in their site. These RSS feeds are no longer available and in their place, Twitter is providing embeddable timelines that are interactive. Instead of reading tweets in a Twitter widget on a site and then going to Twitter to reply, retweet, or view tweeted photos, we can now interact with a tweet without having to leave the website.

I am replacing our old RSS feeds on this site and in the Jobs Board with the new code. Create your own embedded timeline right now using the new timeline settings page on twitter.com, or read more about how embedded timelines work on your website in the Twitter developer documentation.

WebVisions DC Meetup – 3 October

Meet Jason Cranford Teague and Brad Smith
Monday, October 3, 2011, 6-9 PM

Science Club [Editor's Note: The Science Club Bar and Restaurant closed in March 2016. 🙁 ]
1136 19th St NW, Washington DC

RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webvisions-dc-meetup-tickets-2247965726

Design for Web and mobile is evolving at a rapid pace. What are the trends and bold ideas that will help you work smarter, faster and more effectively? Join author and design expert Jason Cranford Teague and WebVisions executive director Brad Smith for conversation and drinks. Jason will sign copies of his books “Speaking in Styles” and “CSS3: Visual Quickstart Guide” (both available for purchase). Have a beer, chat, connect, ask questions. This is your chance.

WebVisions http://www.webvisionsevent.com/ is a nationally recognized conference that explores the future of Web and mobile design, user experience, and business strategy. It’s all about collaboration, connecting and uncovering new ideas, and we’re announcing upcoming shows for Atlanta (November 17 and 18, 2011) and New York City (January 19 and 20, 2012).

Accessibility Camp DC

The STC Washington, DC Chapter is proud to be one of the sponsors of Accessibility Camp DC. This event will be run like a typical BarCamp, also called an un-conference, in which attendees share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants who are the main actors of the event. It is not a typical seminar on accessibility. In fact, attendees will likely already know something about accessibility that they would like to share with others. The attendees, not the event organizers, determine the agenda for the day. Suggestions for talks that day include:

  • 508 Compliance
  • Practical Ways to Make Your Website Accessible
  • Accessible PDFs
  • Making Flash Accessible
  • what is WAI-ARIA – (Web Accessibility Initiative – Accessible Rich Internet Applications)
  • Accessible Video and Transcription
  • Panel Discussion on "Issues Effecting Individuals with Disabilities on the Web"
  • Captioning

Registration for Accessibility Camp DC is still open, though only a few spots are available. Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/accessibility-camp-dc-tickets-429501651 to register.

Accessibility Camp DC is a free event held at the Martin Luther King Library in Washington, DC from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Check-in will begin at 9:30 AM once library opens.

The Martin Luther King (MLK) Library is located at:

901 G St NW, Room 215
Washington, DC 20001-4531