Monthly Archives: February 2008
Kathy Sierra talked about creating passionate users earlier today, but Gary Vaynerchuk talked about creating passionate OWNERS. Vaynerchuk, host of the popular Wine Library TV online video show, worked his way into the hearts of the crowd here at the … Continue reading
Kathy Sierra of Creating Passionate Users is on the mic right now talking about how to engage users and make them passionate about your web app. While Sierra’s talking about software development, I can’t help but think that much of … Continue reading
The Orlando Sentinel Posse is here in Miami for the 2008 Future of Web Apps Conference, where he hope to figure out how we can peer into the future of web technology and apply it to the media. A few … Continue reading
A heads-up, mostly for fellow Floridians: FREE registration for BarCamp Orlando is open today! What is BarCamp? Event organizer Gregg Pollack says it best: BarCampOrlando is a community building event, which happens twice a year to bring together people from … Continue reading
Think MySpace and Facebook are the be-all and end-all of social networking? Well, that’s not the case if you live in France, Brazil, Russia or any other number of countries. French news site Le Monde has put together an interesting … Continue reading
The Newspaper Association of America announced the winners of the 2008 Digital Edge Awards. (Hopefully an Edgie for PolitiFact will help my ol’ pal Matt Waite get over his recent Web host meltdown). And the winners are: This year’s Online … Continue reading
If you’re not careful, “feature creep” can cause a project to get buried under additional requirements, resulting in big delays and a lousy outcome. Photo by wilderdom Web development and design blog Six Revisions has a fantastic article on how … Continue reading
More great cartoons at XKCD.
For all you aspiring journo-programmers, Microsoft has a treat for you: free software! Woot! Microsoft is launching a new initiative, DreamSpark, to offer up development and design software free to students, probably in hopes of weaning them from open-source solutions. … Continue reading
Usability guru Jakob Nielsen published an article yesterday outlining the top 10 mistakes one can make when designing a Web application. Nielsen says: Usually, applications fail because they (a) solve the wrong problem, (b) have the wrong features for the … Continue reading
Editor & Publisher just released Nielsen data for the top 30 newspaper sites. The nutshell: Tampabay.com, the Star Tribune and Post-Gazette are new to the list. Newsday is down a bit, and Politico is up. More here.