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  • What is the Role of Government on the Web? Part 1 of 3

    Web government is about helping citizens and businesses make easier, faster, better-informed decisions. More and more government websites are unmanageable. The sheer size and number of websites are vastly greater than the human resources available to manage them.

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  • Don't Design 'What If' Navigation

    Every time you add navigation options you add confusion and complexity. Too much choice is the bane of web navigation.I just got a new satellite navigation system for my car. Last weekend I was driving from Dublin to Galway. "Hi, I'm Navvy your friendly new navigation assistant.

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  • Interactive is a Meaningless Word

    Making your websites more interactive is a meaningless strategy. Make your website more useful instead.Picture this scene. You are sitting in a meeting with some very cool people. These cool people think that, when it comes to the Web, they totally get it.

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  • The Future of Web Design is Coming Soon!

    The future of Web design is coming. In two weeks. Are you ready? I speak of course about the conference Future of Web Design scheduled for April 17 and 18 in London. The conference features internationally-renowned design experts and alluring workshops such as Creating Sexy Style Sheets and Elastic Thinking: adaptable design in a world of uncertainty.

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  • Poll: Most Web Content is Crap

    More than 88% of Internet users believe they are served poor content on the Web, according to an online poll conducted by Webcopyplus.When asked to rate the overall quality of content on the Web, poll respondents selected the following options: # Poor 88.5 per cent # Satisfactory 9.8 per cent # Good 1.

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  • Resist Redesign

    Redesign is classic organization-centric thinking. It rarely has much to do with making things better for the customer. Your website isn't working. What should you do? Well, how about finding out why it isn't working and fix that.

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  • Professional Development: Embracing Change Head On

    As I return to my day job and start the new year, I will take inventory of my work-related resolutions. Topping the list will be "don't fight change.

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  • Event: Voices that Matter in Web Design

    Heads up, San Franciscans--New Riders, Pearson Technology Group’s Web design imprint, is bringing it to the Bay by announcing the launch of a dedicated conference for the Web design community, Voices That Matter: Web Design Conference. The event kicks off today and runs through Thursday the 25th.

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  • Newsweek Refines -- Rather than Revolutionizes -- Its Design

    While we sat about ruminating over how print media is emulating the Web, Newsweek was busy redesigning its magazine to give readers something different. And instead of inserting snappy sound bytes and intriguing blog-like entries, Newsweek bets that readers want to read more, not less. Forget short attention spans;

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  • Making the Grade at Silverpoint User Conference '07

    Not only am I a content manager and designer; I'm a user, so it's not unusual that I find myself at a user conference.

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  • Jobs: Web Designer & Developer Salaries 2007

    Having just launched our Job Board for the Content Management market, we're paying a bit more attention to employment trends lately.

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  • Print Publications Take Cues from the Web

    Usually I write about how traditional print publications are adapting to the Web. But what about the Web's impact on the design of print publications? Let's face it, attention spans are short. Web designers and bloggers alike know this. They design in a user-friendly format and write no more than

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  • Gerry McGovern Hits Canada to Discuss Effective Websites

    Our very own Gerry McGovern will be conducting a masterclass called Creating Customer-Centric Websites. If you want to catch it -- and we're definitely biased in that direction -- mark your calendars for November 28-29, and prep for a visit to the auditorium at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa.

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  • Beauty and Brains: Voices That Matter Offer it All

    As a designer seeking to improve my skill-set, I appreciate a conference that realizes that I am a one-woman show: Usability specialist, content manager and information architect all wrapped into one, with a bit of SEO and flash mixed in for good measure.

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