It Is All About the Content, Stupid!
boagworld.com
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Probably my biggest frustrations ... is the utter contempt they seem to hold content in. ... they won’t hire a professional copywriter to work on the content ... never teach content creators how to create appropriate web content.

Delete 90%: Principles of Digital Earth Experience Design
gerrymcgovern.com

The illusion of cheap storage has encouraged by far the worst hoarding habits in human history.

Opening Links in New Browser Windows and Tabs
www.nngroup.com
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"Carefully examine the user’s context, task at hand, and next steps when deciding whether to open links to documents and external sites in the same or a new browser tab."

The Laws of Simplicity
lawsofsimplicity.com

Law 1 / Reduce - The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.Law 2 / Organize - Organization makes a system of many appear fewer.Law 3 / Time - Savings in time feel like simplicity.Law 4 / Learn - Knowledge makes everything simpler.Law 5 / Differences - Simplicity and complexity need each other.Law 6 / Context - What lie…

Skills of a great digital designer
gerrymcgovern.com

Gerry McGovern on skills needed for digital communication people. For example: - choose the right word to drive action; - make it easy finding content allowing users to complete a task quickly; - design for maintenance and evolution; - love metadata, be an information architect. I wished I had all of those.

The department of useless images
gerrymcgovern.com

One self-experiment we all should try once: To understand this website based on its images.

The psychology of cheap - cheap publishing and storage
gerrymcgovern.com

Cheap storage. Cheap processing power. Cheap energy. It’s all great. We don’t have to think. We just dump our content onto the website and let search engines figure it out.

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