News from W3C

W3C Helps Authors Go Mobile

W3C makes it easier to create content that will improve the user experience on a broad range of devices. The W3C mobileOK checker provides feedback on whether content is "mobileOK" and is based on the W3C Recommendation mobileOK Basic Tests 1.0.
Read the press release: http://www.w3.org/2008/12/mobileok-pressrelease
and try the mobileOK checker on your Web content: http://validator.w3.org/mobile/

Sponsor the W3C Social Networks workshop!

This event, to be held 15-16 January 2009 in Barcelona, is attracting a lot of attention, with more than 70 position papers submitted so far. Be part of this exciting workshop! W3C offers a wide range of benefits and one of them is great visibility of your business. Choose your level of participation and have your organisation’s logo displayed on the W3C home page (300 000 page views per day!) and/or the W3C Mobile Web Initiative Web page, and many more.
Sponsorship program: http://www.w3.org/2008/09/msnws/sponsorship
W3C Social networks workshop: http://www.w3.org/2008/social-networks/

SMIL 3.0 Advances Standard for Synchronized Multimedia

W3C announced a new standard to make it easier to author interactive multimedia presentations. Synchronised Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL 3.0) allows video, audio, images, text, and hypertext links to be combined into interactive presentations, with fine-grain control of layout and timing.

Read the full press release: http://www.w3.org/2008/12/smil3-pressrelease
and the member testimonials from  ACCESS | CWI | Daisy Consortium | IBM | INRIA | IWA/HWG  | Nokia | PUC-Rio | RealNetworks | University of Oviedo: http://www.w3.org/2008/11/smil-testimonial.html

Call for Participation: Workshop in Mozambique Continues W3C Focus on Mobile Technologies in Fostering Development

W3C announced a Workshop on Africa Perspective on the Role of Mobile Technologies in Fostering Social and Economic Development, April 1-2 2009, in Maputo, Mozambique. The Workshop is open to the public.

You may also become a Workshop Sponsor to help support the participation of those with expertise who might not otherwise be able to attend due to travel or other costs. The Workshop is organised as part of the Digital World Forum project (European Union's FP7).

Africa MW4D workshop: http://www.w3.org/2008/10/MW4D_WS/

DWF was there, at ICT 2008!

The Digital World Forum EU project staffed a booth in the International Village of ICT 2008. We issued a press release announcing the Maputo workshop on the 1st day, and welcomed a flurry of visitors during the whole event.
Digital World Forum EU project: http://www.digitalworldforum.eu/
DWF at booth D06: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/events/cf/item-display.cfm?id=13
25 Nov. press release: http://www.w3.org/2008/11/mw4dafrica-pressrelease

W3C Talks

Browse W3C presentations and events at http://www.w3.org/Talks/