I was reading a post from Performancing in Bloglines today. However, I when I tried to click on a link within the post to another page on Performancing, I got a “404 page not found” error. Read More
Recently I posted 10 tips to improve the design of your blog’s comment section. One of those tips was to make your ‘author’ comments look different so that your readers could easily see your contribution to the discussion. Read More
For many blog posts, the comments section – where the discussion occurs – is as important as the post itself. This is where the original idea or technique gets tested, refined and extended, questions are answered, and other options to it are presented.
Consequently, it’s worth taking the time to make your comments section as user-friendly and as attractive as the rest of your site. Here are some tips to bring the design of your comments section up a notch or two: Read More
Ever since I saw how Doug Bowman implemented this technique on Mighty Goods (in this example, see how the category you’re in looks different to the others in the category listing) I’ve been wanting to add this feature to my site.Read More
It was funny to see the “Juicy Fruit blog”:http://www.smileycat.com/miaow/archives/000165.php mentioned in this week’s US News and World Report in “Chewing Over How Best to Blog”:http://www.usnews.com/usnews/biztech/articles/051024/24smallbiz.htm (scroll down to the 2nd article), a short article about business blogging and ‘keeping it real’.
I loved the quote from the obviously peeved Wrigley spokesman:
bq. It’s clearly a tongue-in-cheek parody.
Right. Sorry, you’re not wriggling your way out of this one [Cue groans].
I like the way that MT3.2 breaks out your templates into different pages – i.e. Indexes, Archives, Aystem and Modules. Makes things very nice and tidy.
However, it’s a real pain that whenever you click on the Templates button in the left nav to view a list of templates, you are taken back to the Index templates page no matter what other template page you’re currently in. Aaagh!!!
It’s little usability annoyances like this that can really get to you after a while.
I finally took the plunge and upgraded to Movable Type 3.2. As I expected, things didn’t go quite as planned. Oh yes, and the upgrade pretty much broke my old design, so it’s “hello again, default template” for a while. Read More
[via “TechCrunch”:http://www.techcrunch.com/?p=221] The “Juciy Fruit blog”:http://www.juicyfruit.com/?fromEmail=yes&emailSection=hercules_landing&blog_day=39 is one of the best examples I’ve seen of a marketing department totally not getting something but then trying to milk it anyway.
I thought these sorts of cheesy product sites died out in the late-90s. This comment sums the site up:
bq. Most pathetic attempt by Marketing to ride the coattails of something they clearly don’t understand that I’ve seen in a long time.
I often see blogs ‘proudly’ displaying their archives by month on their sidebar and am drawn to wonder – why bother? Does anyone ever click on these links to see what someone wrote 10, 11 or 12 months ago? I know I don’t.