To: ears, noses and throats
Subject: Gleanings: talk, talk, talk
I joined the ranks of lance arthur, zeldman,glenn davis, kottke and a bunch of people I don’t know by begin interviewed by waferbaby.
I made this last night,
which was delicious again. it is from here.
This was the second website I ever designed/built, and is essentially unchanged. I use it regularly, and it still works for me. Maybe one of these days I’ll write a short blog on naive websites that work. Hobby sites tend to be a category where a naive site is 1000 times more useful than a professional one, even if it is quite uglier or badly organized. Thoughts? as ever, firstname.lastname@example.org
A report that outlines the key federal policies affecting the development, management, and benchmarking of government Web sites.
I wasn’t going to include this, but then I realized somebody might not have seen it… amazon’s take on the ballot.
IBM Developer: Are developers people?
Jakob Nielsen. Luckily, methods exist that allow developers to bypass their own brilliance and experience their product the way normal people do. In a previous article I discussed the usability lifecycle, and the many different phases where it is recommended to take active steps to collect user data.
Wired News: RealNames Tries an End-Around.
Privately held RealNames said on Wednesday it plans to open up its proprietary system for marketing common words as a replacement for complex Internet addresses, in a challenge to plans for an incremental expansion of the existing website naming system.
more news at www.tomalak.org
TIS THE SEASON? Like last year, there is a lot riding on online sales
this holiday season. Unlike last year, growth in the early part of the
shopping season is flat. Comparing this year with last, Nielsen
NetRatings found no growth in e-commerce activity the first week of
November. Last year, Jeff Bezos and other faces from the Net Economy
were the icons of the shopping season. But with sales expectations for
this year’s holiday set high, we wonder if a lump of coal might be
this year’s symbol.
more news at www.thestandard.com