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I am Andy Mabbett.
<span class="vcard">I am <span class="fn">Andy Mabbett</span>, aka User:<span class="nickname">Pigsonthewing</span>. My website is <span class="url">http://pigsonthewing.org.uk</span>.</span>
==My background==
I no longer edit here. I'm off on a ''voyage''...
Having programmed machines with paper tape and punched cards (at a very young age!), I'm glad to see things have moved on a little. I  gave up programming many years ago, but have been involved in the design and management of pioneering, large-scale websites in the UK's public sector since 1994.
I am a published author and journalist - but (as anyone who's corrected my 'tyops' will tell you) I can't type.
I live in [[Birmingham (England)|Birmingham]] and am a trustee, and webmaster, of the [http://www.westmidlandbirdclub.com/ West Midland Bird Club], covering [[Staffordshire]], [[Warwickshire]], [[Worcestershire]] and [[West Midlands (county)|the West Midlands county]].
==Web for all==
I believe strongly in adherence to web standards, making web pages as accessible as possible, to everyone, and that it's important to communicate using the simplest language necessary, to convey ideas clearly.
I am a keen user of, and advocate for, microformats (see [http://microformats.org/wiki/User:AndyMabbett my microformats profile]), but I have some strong views on the way the Microformats process is governed (which are censored from the microforamt wiki and mailing list. QED)
I have published microformats on:
*[http://www.westmidlandbirdclub.com/ West Midland Bird Club] including:
** [http://www.westmidlandbirdclub.com/diary/ Diary events pages] et. seq. (hCalendar)
** [http://www.westmidlandbirdclub.com/new.htm What's New] (hAtom)
** [http://www.westmidlandbirdclub.com/club/contact.htm Contact Details] et. seq. (hCard)
I usually surf with whatever is the latest formal release of [http://www.mozilla.com/ FireFox] (including [https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/4106/ Operator] for parsing microformats), using far too many extensions, under Windows XP, on a 20" or 2x17" monitor at 1280x1024 resolution.

Latest revision as of 22:57, 15 January 2013

I am Andy Mabbett, aka User:Pigsonthewing. My website is http://pigsonthewing.org.uk.

I no longer edit here. I'm off on a voyage...