Are You A Web 2.0 Guru?

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Are You A Web 2.0 Guru?

Greetings, O seeker of enlightenment. Know that the path of Web 2. 0 is not an easy one, or even a clear one. Many start-ups shall fail, and much code will be thrown away, before the true path is found. Here is a chance to test yourself, to see if you are ready to embrace the way of Web 2. 0 Mastery. The journey of a thousand pages begins with a single click. To explain your task: Each question will display answers from highest (top) tolowest (bottom) rank. Choose your highest level of experience. When you have achieved all of the highest of the goals in this test, Little Grasshopper, your training is finished, and you will go out into the world as a Web 2. 0 Guru.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You need to come up with a 20-second animation about a playful puppy. How would you go about this?
    • A. 

      Use AJAX and CSS to make a lightweight sprite that plays on mouse-over.

    • B. 

      Use Adobe FLEX to turn out an embedded cartoon object.

    • C. 

      Make it an interactive Java app.

    • D. 

      Make a Javascript animation out of still frames.

    • E. 

      Make an animated gif file in Photoshop.

  • 2. 
    How much content out there on the web has been contributed by you?
    • A. 

      I run a website.

    • B. 

      I have a blog.

    • C. 

      I've contributed to Wikipedia or other user-generated content.

    • D. 

      I've submitted links to social bookmarking sites.

    • E. 

      I post comments on blogs.

  • 3. 
    What was your earliest Internet experience?
    • A. 

      Acoustic modems and Bulletin Board Systems (I know what 'nup' and 'warez' mean!)

    • B. 

      Compuserve

    • C. 

      AOL or other dial-up

    • D. 

      WAP or DSL provider

    • E. 

      Mobile phone

  • 4. 
    Ever use a mark-up language to create content?
    • A. 

      AJAX all the way.

    • B. 

      Why use markup when you can generate it with Perl, PHP, or ASP?

    • C. 

      XHTML/CSS and I check it through W3C validation.

    • D. 

      Sure, Frontpage Express makes great HTML!

    • E. 

      Does that funny code with the [square brackets] you type in comment forms count?

  • 5. 
    Ever run your own webserver?
    • A. 

      Uh, actually, I leave that to the Solaris admins downstairs, but I do tinker with Plan 9 now and then.

    • B. 

      My BSD/lighthttpd server owns your Linux box!

    • C. 

      My Linux/Apache server owns your Windows box!

    • D. 

      Yeah, I did get a Windows box with ISS going once.

    • E. 

      Uh, that's those things with web pages on them, right?

  • 6. 
    What's your highest achievement in lifetreaming?
    • A. 

      There's a webcam mounted on my head right now. The show's always on Channel Me!

    • B. 

      I've twittered an entire journey.

    • C. 

      I've podcasted a whole day.

    • D. 

      I started a blog once.

    • E. 

      What's lifestreaming?

  • 7. 
    What's your opinion on Tim Berners-Lee?
    • A. 

      He's nice, but I think HTML was short-sighted, the semantic web will never be realized without AI, and the Internet will never work until we get an enforceable standards authority in place.

    • B. 

      I aspire to be his peer.

    • C. 

      I revere him as a saint.

    • D. 

      Oh, yeah, him and Al Gore invented the World Wide Web.

    • E. 

      Never heard of him.

  • 8. 
    And how far have you gotten into Wikipedia?
    • A. 

      I've contributed more than 50 articles.

    • B. 

      I've fought a bloody edit war - and won!

    • C. 

      I'm an editor, but all I do is correct typos when I find them.

    • D. 

      I use it regularly for learning and research.

    • E. 

      I just now heard of it on this quiz.

  • 9. 
    You're designing a Rich Internet Application (RIA). What do you build it with?
    • A. 

      Flash made with the GNU-licensed SWFTools kit, because I stick it to The Man!

    • B. 

      Semantically valid AJAX, because Flash is lame.

    • C. 

      Flash built with Adobe FLEX, because The Man does have a point.

    • D. 

      Flash built with regular old Actionscript, because I like to go home from work on time.

    • E. 

      Nested tables and some Javascript. Because... what else is there?

  • 10. 
    Of the following "Web 1.0" methods, now frowned upon, what is the most nefarious one you have used in the past?
    • A. 

      None. I used clean, standard-compliant HTML and patiently waited for something better.

    • B. 

      Nested tables with visible borders. But I was just experimenting.

    • C. 

      Dozens of animated gifs that I downloaded from clip-art sites. But I've paid my debt to society now, so I want that forgotten.

    • D. 

      Loud, noisy, tiled-image backgrounds with bright, clashing page colors. But I checked into rehab, and I'm better now.

    • E. 

      MIDI music embedded in a web page. Forgive me, I was young!