All those websites we use everyday are not always as nice to look at and to say the least, not so very easy to use. Although not as they could be. The idea of Website Skinners is to set up a website in which people can both add new web designs for common and less common used services. Ideally, websites with great webservices can and will be revamped when people think they’re better than the actual design.
Website skinners offers a website skin for commons websites and webservices such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc. People can choose between different lay-outs, minimal, selected or maximum functionality. Website skinners helps to improve the user interface and user experience of existing services.
My son is really interested in the world as a whole with a particular interest in the moon and stars. Apparently, he gave a lecture this week to his fellow scholars about the sun (who didn’t know!) and he’s only (almost) 4yo. I would love to tell him more about astronomy but although I kinda of enjoy watching skies from time to time, i have no profound interest in it to educate myself to know more about it. I just tell him what I know but I don’t think it’s enough 🙂
If there were (children’s) video education programs on youtube, intro’s to subjects so education/learning would be something of interest so people or children could hook in when they want, whenever they feel like it, i think children would easier discover what they are really passionate about. I realise it should come from video enthusiasts now but it could be so much more if the government would record lectures around topics and themes with several difficulty levels. I loved the concept of TED and DWDD University but bundled in thematical approaches this type education is something that brings it in reach of thousands that have no education but only need a screen and internet connection.
Perhaps this is something that Arnaud Raskin and his mobile school initiative could develop?