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Web Axe Nominated in 2009 .net Awards

Web Axe is nominated for Podcast of the Year in The 2009 .net Awards by .Net Magazine (@netmag).

There are 17 categories, but you don’t have to vote for all at one time. Categories include best web app, mobile site of the year, and standards champion.

Voting closes 12th October 2009. The judges will then decide the winner from the top 3 in each category. Winners will be announced December 8th.

The awards have an excellent group of judges including: Jeffrey Zeldman, Paul Boag, Andy Budd, Christian Heilmann, Jason Santa Maria, Jon Hicks, Ryan Carson and Jonathan Snook.

Web Axe was also nominated last year (2008). Boagworld won the award.


Affordable niche advertising!

Web Axe is now offering audio ad space in each podcast. Additionally, you get a link on the blog. Standard rate is $150 (U.S. Dollars) per podcast.

Anyone interested may contact me by:

  • Email to: web axe [at gmail] NOSPAM! dot com
  • Direct message on Twitter (@webaxe)
  • Leave a comment on this blog post.

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  • Valuable, unique niche market. Target this highly specialized audience! (accessibility advocates, web coding gurus, etc.)
  • PayPal is preferred.
  • Rate may vary depending on length and placement.
  • $150 rate is for an audio ad under 20 seconds.
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Delay on Next Podcast

Just a note to let you know that the next Web Axe podcast is delayed a week or so. Stayed tuned!

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Podcast #71: Gez Lemon Interview & ARIA

Download Web Axe Episode 71 (Gez Lemon Interview & ARIA)

[transcript of podcast 71]

New Song!

This episode premieres the new Web Axe theme song, check it out! Created by Jeff Ensign.

Gez Lemon, ARIA expert

Gez Lemon is a world leader in the web accessibility profession and its community. He as an Accessibility Consultant for The Paciello Group, a company devoted to accessibility in technology. He maintains a popular blog Juicy Studio in which he’s written many excellent articles and innovative scripts. Gez is a member of the Web Standards Project (WaSP) Accessibility Task Force (ATF). He’s become an expert in WAI ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications). You may also follow Gez on Twitter (or Accessible Twitter) @GezLemon.

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Web Axe RSS Reader Stats

Just thought it would be interesting to post some statistics for the Web Axe RSS feed, provided by FeedBurner.

So what reader/aggregator application are people using? The stats last July were much more balanced. But now, Google’s Reader (or Feedfetcher) is still at number one, but has approximately 8 times higher usage than iTunes (and that’s Mac and Windows combined). Netvibes is next on the list, which is one of my favorite tools.

As far as readership goes, it’s been increasing pretty well. In just 3 months so far this year Web Axe has increased its subscriber rate by over six hundred, more than 33%! There are almost 1,900 RSS followers. Thank you Web Axe readers!

Chart of RSS Reader Applications

Google Feedfetcher: 1208; iTunes (Mac): 100; Netvibes: 89; NewGator Online: 71; iTunes (Windows): 58; Bloglines: 52; Windows RSS Platform: 21; Odeo 19.