This seems to be all the buzz for clients I talk to. They’ll say “We really want a web 2.0 website”. When in reality, for them, it comes down to the buttons being rounded corners , the mouse over effect dramatic, and the overall look and feel very shiny, dimensional navigation. So , after researching what other people are defining as web 2.0 , I found webdesigner depot. I like the site itself and they show 25 examples of web 2.0 at it’s best. What I noticed is that many of them have the blog look to them which is fine, but definitely reinforces the word “template” back into your vocabulary. Even they notice the patterns of rounded corners, grid layouts and big shiny navigation.
I went fishing yesterday after reading an BassPro article posted in Facebook (yes i’m a fan). I already had some suspension baits, so I thought I give it a try. I determined a bit of a learning curve as I had no luck but probably wasn’t patient enough to leave the bait or “Dead-Sticking” for extended periods of time. It’s really hard to get used to the wait since I am anxious for spring bass fishing!
How long until local colleges offer courses in Application development for Apple? I recently found Stanford University offering downloads through iTunes for online training. The first Lecture started in January. Note to Self: Block out some time. Search for Stanford in iTunes – Prerequisites: C language, programming experience at the level of 106B or X. (huh?) Me=Fail
I’ve been reading some comments on how to protect the camera from getting wet. So far the best solution seems like a Glad trash bag and rubber bands over the hood and view finder… oh yeah and an umbrella! I can always hope for a break in the weather but it’s suppose to rain all day. Kids are playing a soccer game today.
Wow! What a turn around for writers these days! If more companies realize the importance of social media and search engines, then hiring writers they would be. I can’t tell you how many times I have had discussions with companies that will not do Blogs or anything involving on-going content maintenance due to a lack of resources to do it. Then ask why they’re not getting the traffic!
I’ve been researching mobi to teach myself how to build sites for smart phones. I haven’t really convinced myself of the value as I have the iPhone and can browse just fine. However , I have found a few companies that have developed functional mobi sites for example Bank of America – probably in the top 15 for usabilty and function. I’ve also found a few photographer sites that work because of their galleries, one good one I found – matt bango photography. I guess I need to redesign my personal website and also do a mobi for my portfolio. I’m sure it won’t hurt. Anyone having some insight on how to shorten the learning curve would be appreciated.
I love how clients start out with a sitemap then after the site is “completed” they throw out 15 new pages with a 3 click drill down!