News : March 2003
Here is a great article about Writing for the Web: Structure Content (PDF). Topics covered are gathering in-depth information, evaluating content, chunking content and organizing content. [from InfoDesign]
For those who are still confused by my previous post, Anitta Altenburger writes a great step-by-step tutorial on Authoring XTM TopicMaps. I highly recommend reading this tutorial before embarking on the challenge of reviewing topic map tools.
Digital Web Magazine's Assistant Editor, D. Keith Robinson, shares his Story of an Intranet Redesign.
For those of you who may be exploring ways to develop topic maps, here is an interesting article on ontology for beginners: What is an ontology and why we need it?
DevEdge has created a new hub linking to resources you can use to further the business case for Web standards. Included is a presentation from Steven Champeon and Digital Web’s own Nick Finck. Also worth reading at DevEdge: Eric A. Meyer’s interview with ESPN.com’s associate art director Mike Davidson about that site’s recent switch to a CSS-based layout for its homepage. (The smaller homepage that resulted could mean a bandwidth savings for ESPN.com of 730 terabytes a year.)
The Summit Feed: Lieke van der Meer's First Impressions of IA Summit 2003 (catch her detailed report shortly at InfoDesign). Also see the IA Summit Blog for more details about the event as it unfolded. Adam Greenfield has some notes from the Summit on v-2.org as well.
For those who will be attending the IA Summit this weekend. You will be happy to know that Digital Web Magazine is hosting a dinner party Saturday, March 22nd at Kell's downtown. The dinner kicks off at 6:00 PM and is immediatly followed by the Adaptive Path cocktail hour at 8:00 PM. On your way to or from the Hilton, be sure to stop by the bar for the Boxes and Arrows happy hour.
Moving is generally not the high on the list of fun things to do... neither is being without a broadband connection. Posts will be rare until our local phone company hooks up the broadband at our new location. Thanks for hanging in there.
Every year I post an entry containing links to people I was able to meet at SXSW, this year is no exception... I think I kept better track, but some names may have been missed (let me know if your not on the list)... I tried my best: Adam Greenfield, Adriana de Barros, Alison Headley, Anil Dash, Anitra Pavka, Anne Galloway, Ari Brown, Ben Brown, Ben Trott, Billy Hutchison, Brad Graham, Brenda Janish, Cam Barrett, Carole Guevin, Carrie Bickner, Cory Doctorow, Dan Gillmor, Derek Powazek, Dave Linabury, Doug Bowman, Eric Meyer, Ernie Hsiung, Heather Champ, Heather Hesketh, Hugh Forrest, Ian Lloyd, James McNally, Jeffrey Zeldman, Jesse James Garrett, Jessica Hutchison, Jish Mukerji, Joe Clark, John Halcyon Styn, Joshua Davis, Justin Hall, Kirk Franklin, Lane Becker, Marty Spellerberg, Matt Haughey, Matthew Mullenweg, Mena Trott, Meryl Evans, Michael (AKA Griff), Michael Buffington, Michael Schmidt, Michael Wasylik, Mike Buzzard, Molly Steenson, Nikolai Nolan, Pableaux Johnson, Paul Bausch, Rebecca Blood, Steven Champeon, Tantek Celik, Tim Murtaugh, Todd Dominey, Toke Nygaard ...plus a few thousand other people.
It's good to be back home after the wonderful time I had in Austin for SXSW Interactive 2003... there are many stories to tell. Those of you who where at SXSW may have noticed the introduction of the new logo for Digital Web Magazine. This is the direct result of a lot of hard work from one extremely talented and inspiring logo designer by the name of Kristof Saelen. The new logo is viewable on the web site. Also in this issue is the second issue of Alan K'necht's column "The $ and Sense of IT." In this issue Alan examines the "The ROI of ROI." Last but certainly not least, Jeff Lash authors another issue of "IAnything Goes" which covers "Three approaches to Intranet Strategy." That's all for this week, see you next week with more great content, and if your coming to Portland, see you for the IA Summit 2003.
For those in the Portland area or who are attending the IA Summit: Digital Web Magazine is hosting an after hours gathering on Saturday, March 22nd. Please drop us a line if you are wanting to attend. We are still working out the details, but chances are it will be a combined event with our friends from Adaptive Path and Boxes and Arrows. Hope to see you there!
I told you we were right about the one page per article and 4" of text per line: Reading Text Online. Just goes to show, you can't throw out years of typography study just because the interface changes. Need more proof? Read these reports: paging vs. scrolling, more paging vs. scrolling, line length, font face and size, and more on font faces.
Welcome to another issue of Digital Web Magazine. New this week is another great interview by the ever-talented Craig Saila. This week he interviews Kelly Goto, co-author of "Web ReDesign: Workflow that Works" (New Riders) and principal of GotoMedia, Inc.. The conversation focuses on Return On Investment (ROI). Also this week we are happy to have a new staff member joining us, D. Keith Robinson as Assistant Editor. We are certain that Keith will be moving his way up in editorial ranks within the next month or so, he has certainly helped improve things just in the few days he's been on board. That