March 2006

The Surprising Truth About Ugly Websites

Mar
31

The Surprising Truth About Ugly Websites

Not that I have trouble convincing people that simple is best but Mark Daoust marshals arguments that even I hadn't thought about.

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Four Modes of Seeking Information and How to Design for Them - Boxes and Arrows

Mar
21

Part of the challenge of designing a website is to create easy to find material. This articles does a good job of thinking about how peole look for information.

Four Modes of Seeking Information and How to Design for Them - Boxes and Arrows

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Get the Basics Right

Mar
21

Growing a Business Website: Fix the Basics First (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

If I need authentication for my approach Jakob provides it.

Clear content
Accurate information
simple navigation

Get these right and the world will move so much more smoothly!

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O'Reilly Radar > Entrepreneurial Proverbs

Mar
08

O'Reilly Radar > Entrepreneurial Proverbs

A lifetime of lessons crushed into pearls of wisdom - reminds me of Eclesiastes. The structure and comments give great insight into one of the most challenging steps a technical mover can make.

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Do s and Don ts of Launching a Small Business Website

Mar
08

Do s and Don ts of Launching a Small Business Website

Ms Harper does an excellent job of outlining the business approach to doing webdesign. If this is your first go around with a web designer - do your self a favour and take a quick gander at this article. It lays out pretty clearly our expectations and gives some great advice on tackling the issues involved.

Angus

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Seth's Blog: Not rights, but smart stuff

Mar
07

Seth's Blog: Not rights, but smart stuff:

"1. Tell me clearly who you are, and why you are contacting me.

2. Tell me clearly what you are, or are not, going to do with the information I give you.

3. Don't pretend that you know me personally. You don't know me; you know some things about me.

4. Don't assume that we have a relationship.

5. Don't assume that I want to have a relationship with you."

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Matthew Paul Thomas » Blog Archive » How to tell the difference between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0

Mar
04

Matthew Paul Thomas » Blog Archive » How to tell the difference between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0

Can you believe that I haven't posted in a week? Well this was good enough to make it through the leap. Beware humour on the other side.

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