Know your audience

As my department moves toward establishing an internal intranet site using SharePoint, I took interest in Jakob Nielsen’s recent Alertbox article: Does SharePoint Destroy Intranet Design? Luckily the conclusion was it does not destroy design… if done correctly. Even if you aren’t currently in the midst of designing a SharePoint site, or an internal department […]

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Mobile App or Mobile Site?

The web is a complex place and with iPads, iPhones, Blackberries, NexusOnes–and a whole slew of new mobile phones that allow applications and web browsing–the question comes into play: Should we develop a mobile app or a mobile site? If I were to tackle that question, I would strongly encourage starting with a mobile site […]

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Finding Your Voice

I think many blogs and social networking attempts fail because the creator of the feed hasn’t found their voice. A Web developer or marketer will say to a client, “You must have a blog! You must Tweet! You must use a Facebook Page!” but never really goes any further than establishing pages and accounts and […]

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Facebook, Why I haven’t quit

If you’ve followed my Twitter feed lately you’ll notice that I am one of those up in arms about Facebook’s privacy changes. If you haven’t heard yet, what the heck have you been doing? It’s been on the local news for god’s-sake! I want to make one thing clear, it is not that I don’t […]

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Technology Overload Hurts Support Flexibility

A recent Computer World article in the Heads Up section titled “App overload Hurts Flexibility, Adds Complexity,” by Mitch Betts presented research that shows The best performing companies have an average of 20 applications per 1,000 users, whereas run-of-the-mill companies have an average of 39, according to Hackett’s benchmarking database. It then goes on to […]

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Summary of Writing for the Web Best Practices

I offer this for peer review. Please read the note at the end for more information. Feel free to offer your feedback however you receive this, Facebook, Twitter, or on this blog. This is the final post in the Writing for the Web Best Practices series for now. Summary of Writing for the Web Best […]

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Flickr, Picasa, or Panoramio? Frame your photo, problem, and solution

I am an amateur photographer of buildings, locations, and railroad related subjects. Actually, amateur is an overstatement, I am more accurately a hobbyist. I have a point and shoot digital camera, sometimes I don’t pay attention to when the sun back-lights the subject, and I take way too many photographs. I have a habit of […]

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Proofreading: Writing for the Web part IV

I offer this for peer review. Please read the note at the end for more information. Feel free to offer your feedback however you receive this, Facebook, Twitter, or on this blog. Always Proofread Best Practice: Write, or delegate someone to write, your content adhering to the before mentioned principles. Always have two sets of […]

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