Wednesday, 23 June 2010

HTML 5 - new semantic elements

I was asked to create a presentation at work on an aspect of the new HTML 5 specification, so I decided to investigate the new semantic elements in HTML5, which allow developers to structure documents for parsing by other applications. Particularly useful in this respect are the article, header; footer, section and hgroup elements, which allow you to divide documents up into articles and sections, and group headings together for parsing into a table of contents. It also means that you can have more than one h1 on a page.

Further reading

Saturday, 19 June 2010

New worship resources page

I've just added a new worship resources page to the blog. If you have suggestions for additions to it, please post them in the comments below.

I have tried not to duplicate UALM's worship resources page too much, so if you expected to find something on the Unitarian Communications page and it's not there, have a look on UALM's page.

Monday, 14 June 2010

It's blowing in the wind

Another new blog, entitled Any way the wind blows - Thoughts of a Unitarian from Shammy Webster, who is Lay Person in Charge at New Chapel, Denton. Again, the quality of writing is high, and the topics vary from forgiveness to politics to tidying up the spare room. The title of her blog is a quote from Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, so she obviously has excellent taste in music too.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

A meeting of minds

Someone just sent me details of another new Unitarian blog, New Meeting Minds. It's a group blog by the members of Kidderminster New Meeting. It has some excellent posts; there's one pondering on the existence of God and the pleasures of heretical viewpoints; another on spirituality and religion; and one on aid workers and the insight they give into human nature. It's very accessibly written, and a good read.

If you have a UK Unitarian blog that isn't listed on the blogroll on the right, please let me know and I will add it.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

New Unitarian blog

I have just discovered a very interesting and well-written new Unitarian blog, entitled Live Unitarianly. The name comes from a phrase that Michael Dadson uses, which was promoted in Stephen Lingwood’s book. The site is aimed at people who are attempting to live by Unitarian values; want to improve Unitarian gatherings and groups, and share Unitarian ideas.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

The Great Ejection

I just found a fascinating website about the Great Ejection of 1662, with profiles of the ejected ministers, plus sermons and historical background.

The 350th anniversary of the Great Ejection will be in 2012 (something to distract us from the Olympics, I am delighted to say), and doubtless many churches will be marking the anniversary. Unitarians certainly will be.