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I’m wondering at what point does “time-shifted” web content constitute an entirely different distribution channel? By “time-shifted,” I mean services like Instapaper, Readabilty, and Pocket (formerly ReadItLater, and my personal favorite). These services allow you to save web content to read it later, free from design, context or ads. When does this have enough usage [...]
I’ve been playing around with DropPages a little bit lately, which people are billing as “DropBox as a CMS.” I don’t quite agree with that statement (see below), but it’s still very neat. The idea is that you create a folder in your DropBox and share it with a DropPages account (belonging to one of [...]
Sketchy Skechers.com: Today’s DailyWTF is a pretty good one discussing the horrors of the Skechers website and how it’s delivered as XML then transformed via XSLT right in the browser. Standard WTF stuff, really. But – lo and behold! – the head of the Skechers web team leaves a comment…and it’s a good one. He [...]
Page layout algorithm improvement: Google has started analyzing the actual layout of pages, and is now penalizing pages that don’t have a lot of content on top. This is an official Google announcement: If you click on a website and the part of the website you see first either doesn’t have a lot of visible [...]
Why we don’t hire programmers based on puzzles, API quizzes, math riddles, or other parlor tricks: I’ve always had a very uneasy feeling about those job interview programming puzzles because I suspected I would be terrible at them. I’m glad someone else feels the same. Having a candidate perform under such unnatural circumstances just can’t [...]
The classic “feature matrix” of RFPs is a terrible way to measure a capabilities of a CMS. The support of a particular feature in a CMS is rarely a yes/no question.
Ruby CMS – Nesta: I like the idea of this CMS, and it’s virtually identical to something I built years ago in PHP that I called “Gonzo.” Do you prefer writing and testing HTML and CSS in a text editor, rather than a browser window? Are you happy writing copy in Markdown or Textile? If [...]
Originally, content management repositories were separated from the publishing layer. This line has blurred over the years, and there are numerous models that combine aspects of both decoupled and “active” delivery tiers.
Treesaver | Design for reading: This is a neat product based on HTML5. Treesaver connects writers with readers, and publishers with customers. It’s a new HTML5 platform for narrative experiences—with text and pictures and video. Treesaver divides content into pages, automatically adjusting to the size of any screen. Found via this video from Predicate. The [...]
How To Phish, Protect Your Email, and Defeat Copy-And-Paste with CSS: Here’s a sneaky but facepalm-obvious way to mess with users. Basically, you embedd random characters and other text inside of your real text, then hide the fake text with CSS. It looks fine in a browser, but copies-and-pastes with all the crap. A publisher [...]