Sorry about the sudden flagging of posts as unread, I’m tweaking the feedburner settings. It’s an unfortunate side effect.
By way of an apology, here’s a picture of a bunny
14 December 2005
12 December 2005
As with the London bomb blasts I’m now getting a better view of events via flickr and blogs than I am from the television.
I still find myself watching news bulletins to get an overall snapshot of the world, but more and more I turn to the web to "zoom in" and pick up localised views. Something you just can’t do with television.
Not sure what the purpose of this post is, I think it’s a ramble on realising how natural the web as news source feels to me now.
25 November 2005
24 November 2005
13 November 2005
Cathy and myself have just finished watching Episodes I to VI over the weekend. First two on Friday night, middle two last night, you get the picture.
Some quick observations now I’ve finally seen all six in a row:
Doing it all again at christmas, woohoo!
09 November 2005
02 November 2005
01 November 2005
So while I was away I turned 30 (more about that later when I can string a coherent sentence together), but more importantly I was asked by a Wikipedia editor if they could use a picture I took of my camera for the corresponding entry on Wikipedia.
Now that’s much more fun and newsworthy than turning 30 dontcha think *:)
21 October 2005
How much stock do we put in global navigation and could those resources be better spent elsewhere? Quite possibly according to Jared Spool at UIE.com.
Maybe they’ll click on the global navigation on the home page (however, probably not, if the page is well designed). Then they’ll never click on it again, because, after all, they are now looking for local information - not global information
We’ve observed that it’s almost always the case that if a user is clicking on global navigation, it’s because they are completely lost.
Having global navigation isn’t a bad thing. It’s just not something that should garner a lot of resources, as it’s unlikely to be important in the user experience.
Here’s something interesting to think about. How much of a role does the global navigation play in orientating first time users to the site before they get to the local content? Isn’t that a useful thing and worth spending time on? As a friend said to me last night: “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression”.
And I wonder does this differ between the web as software interface and the web as hypertext system? Look at flickr’s use of global navigation - the frequented destinations at the top and the big-fat-footer (I just made that up) - both of which I know I use a lot.
I’d ponder more, but I’m on holiday in 2 hours. Woo!
Hat tip: guuui.com
17 October 2005