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  • Obsessed by Technology

    It's time for a more realistic view of technology. Human input is still useful, and in some situations essential.

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  • Block Reading: How We Read on the Web

    We don't scan a webpage. Instead, we scan a particular block or section of it.I was working with a company who, based on research, had discovered a top intranet task.

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  • The Complexity Tax

    The complexity tax is demanded by those who want to create dependency.I was reading recently about a country that had "pervasive corruption and bureaucracy", and how this made it very complicated to do business.

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  • Web 2.0 is About Giving Up Some Control

    Web 2.0 is part of the shift away from the dominance of the elite to the innovation of the collective.Social media is just that-social. Blogging, wikis, rating and voting systems are based on the idea that there is value outside the traditional channels of power. Web 2.

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  • Information is Causing Global Warming

    An information tsunami is sweeping the world, eating up vast quantities of time and energy.

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  • Web Design: Top 5 Wireframing Tools

    The need for wireframes is ever present in our dear business of web design. Being able to effectively diagram a site's information and navigation proves helpful in the beginning concept stages, especially when presenting to people outside the domain of UI, IA and design.

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  • Selfish, Mean, Impatient Customers

    Information overload, news fatigue and WADD (Web Attention Deficit Disorder) are creating a brutal landscape on the Internet."Web users are getting more ruthless and selfish when they go online", the BBC states in a review of a Jakob Nielsen report on web habits.

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  • Experts and Organizations Losing Trust

    Because of the Web we are putting less and less trust in experts and organizations and more and more in people like us-our peers.The European Union's Lisbon Treaty was recently defeated in Ireland.

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  • Why Does the OK Button Say OK?

    Words are critical to task completion on websites and in applications. Yet they are still chosen carelessly."Should the OK button come before or after the Cancel button?" Jakob Nielsen asked in his excellent Alertbox in May 2008.

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  • The 10 Divine Rules of Web Design

    Earlier this week, BusinessWeek rounded up a smattering of web experts to compose the 10 Commandments of Web Design of 2008. With help from a variety of sources, including Steven Heller, co-chairman, MFA Design program, School of Visual Arts, Don Norman, co-founder, Nielsen Norman Group and Martin Wattenberg, founding manager

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  • What is the Role of Government on the Web? (Part 3 of 3)

    Shouldn't there be a law against having politicians' pictures on websites, particularly on homepages? Taxpayer money pays for these websites.

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  • What is the Role of Government on the Web? (Part 2 of 3)

    E-government is not about technology. It is about saving time and making life easier and more efficient for citizens and business. Get Away from a Technology Obsession Letting the IT department manage the website is like letting a printer manage a publishing house.

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  • Web Content 2008: Design is Content, Too

    This afternoon at the Web Content 2008 conference, Ken Walters’ PowerPoint for his presentation, Design is Good Content, was refreshingly elegant. Loved the font. He’s obviously a designer and a good one. (although I wanted to edit his and the rest of the world’s English for singular/plural compatibility.) Lots of

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  • Fireworks CS4 Beta: A Review

    Adobe is at again …illustrating their dedication to the world of design/development and the understanding that if you’re not focusing towards the web in some fashion, you’re going to end up a day late and dollar short in the end. So they bring you Fireworks CS4 Beta.

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