Link: Log in vs. sign in A handy reference for a mildly debated but rarely answered question. Should the button say log in, or sign in?
It’s easy to get caught up in the foibles of a corporate culture and the systems that have been built over time, but they have nothing at all to do with the faith that built the system in the first place. Tribes, Seth Godin (that’s not really representative of the book, but I liked that… Continue reading The foibles of a corporate culture
Link: Five Second Tests A nice way to find out people’s actual first impression of your web page or design. It’s a good idea to to register for a free account and complete some tests for others, even if it’s just to help you think about your own page designs.
Digging through Google Reader this evening I found a mention of Open Site Explorer (posting link here for my own reference). Did a quick search to see who was linking to Bibliofaction and found an old article titled: This is Why Self-Publishing isn’t Taken Seriously. I was worried I’d find a critique of what we’re trying to… Continue reading Punk rock (self) publishing
Creating something personal, even of moderate quality, has a different kind of appeal than consuming something made by others, even something of high quality. Clay Shirky – Cognitive Surplus
I’m not sure if my recent productivity while working from home is due to the quietness making it easier to concentrate, or the fact that I still make a full cafetière even though I’m the only one here to drink it. Buzz.
Andy and I have been reviewing our last 5 years or so working on Bibliofaction and we’re thinking about what shape the site will take going forward. Lots to consider – no decisions made yet. If I review the site as a business (which in legal terms it is), it’s an embarrassing failure. But, as a social… Continue reading Business vs. Charity
I’m working my way through Clay Shirky’s Cognitive Surplus at the moment. That’s the book, rather than his free time and mental capacity. He’s quoted this phrase from a colleague, but I love the title The People Formerly Known as the Audience. We talk about audiences a lot in marketing, and we’ll probably need to… Continue reading The People Formerly Known as the Audience
Just wanted to say a public thanks to Joseph Wu for putting together this how-to video for WWF. http://www.wwf.org.uk/paperbear Spectacled Bear from Joseph Wu on Vimeo.