How the Boston Globe Pulled Off HTML5 Responsive... →
On Monday, The Boston Globe released its new premium content mobile initiative dubbed BostonGlobe.com. That is not to be confused with Boston.com, its free flagship website. This unto itself is not all that interesting. Yet, the HTML5 development community is heaping praise on BostonGlobe.com primarily for how the sites renders across varying screen sizes, an innovation called responsive...
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As Reuters digital editor Anthony De Rosa noted in a tweet, almost all...– Is it Google’s job to somehow improve the media? — Tech News and Analysis
Stefan Sagmeister: Don't Take Creativity For...
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But there is a difference between broadly communicating with your Likes and...– Community Management is Key to Fostering Loyalty - Marketing in an Interactive World
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Process is essential to good design http://dpr.bz/j3Adzu via @smashingmag
People are clearly overwhelmed by the growing volume and weight of digital...– In this article, Rosenbaum reflects on how the role of the writer has changed from journalist to curator. Since this transformation, he argues, readers have become more connected with content, according to the first annual Digital Lifestyle Survey. The survey revealed that people are overwhelmed by...
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CMS: Hidden Development Costs - Three Landmines
Have you ever been in a situation where you are less than halfway through a project and 15% over budget? I have. It is not great. Lawsuits fly, fans are defiled, and I brush up on my kung-fu lest I run into an angry developer on the street. I was a victim of youth. I thought I knew everything. Since then, as my hair has thinned and my belly thickened, I’ve learned quite a bit about CMS...
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Web Analytics: 5 Essential Metrics for Publishing...
Since Gutenberg, the value of a publication is based on its circulation. The closest analogy in the digital sphere is page views. So, as the guy that makes design/editorial/marketing decisions for a publishing site, it would seem that this metric that should keep me up at night. Right? No. For one, there are teas and prescriptions for insomnia, and page views are worthless when viewed in a...
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Web Design Requirements: The Problem With Personas
I think of a website as a building. It is easy to think of it as a collection of features - big windows, an expansive lobby, a Starbucks. A company may need to impress clients, so they offer nice coffee and cookies a luxurious reception area. At the same time, they may worry about riff-raff coming in off the street to steal the cookies, so they put up a security desk. The security people will be...
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How To Determine CMS Requirements
Remember AdLibs? They usually go something like this: “I was [verb] on the [noun] with a [pronoun] [noun] in my [noun].” Do kids these days know anything about this? I smell an opportunity - I’m talking to you iPad developers. I have a theory that requirements for most projects can be completed AdLib-style. For larger scale CMS projects, here are the sections I always...
How much are display ads worth?
I recently answered a question on Quora… Someone asked how much revenue a site could make from advertising. It seems fitting here. Companies can charge more for advertising to a very specific audience - either by geography, demography, or interest. In general, advertisers want the ability to target ads to a relevant audience to increase the click through rates on their ads. For instance, it...
John Ciancutti's answer to Why does Netflix limit...
The 500 queue limit affects a small population of Netflix members. When the limit was put in place, Netflix was focused only on DVD subscription. The intent of the queue first and foremost was to support customers ordering titles for shipping. Practically speaking, it would take even the most avid of DVD customers so long to ship, watch, and return 500 titles that we felt it a reasonable cutoff....
FACEBOOK ANALYTICS! Largest countries using Facebook: USA, Indonesia and United...– M A R K E T I N G W O R L D S
How Much Content Should I Post?
If a tree falls in the forest, and nobody Tweets about it, does anyone care?#Berkeley #metaphysics If I publish more content, I will get more page views. Trace that logic. Users consume content > if there is more content people will consume more > make more content. This seems perfectly reasonable. Now replace content with cupcakes… It is more suspect. Assume the publishing site already...
How To Deal With Cross-Functional Teams
On the first day of the second week of business school orientation, a breakout session called “Using Sports Metaphors” was offered during lunch. Seriously. I didn’t go, I immediately called a handful of friends to have a laugh. As it turns out, MBA programs opened a whole world of metaphors, jargon, shorthand, and other general nonsense. Boil the ocean (or nail jell-o to a...
How To Select a CMS: Cost Estimates
Do you know who I hate? Cuba Gooding, Jr. Actually, I don’t know him, he seems like a nice guy, as much as someone can project this at a press junket. But, because of his Oscar Award Winning turn as Rod Tidwell, everyone over forty - especially in the technology field - feels the need to say, “Show me the money!” every time a new project up. On second thought, its not CGJ, its...
Forums, Fishermen, and My Head on a Stick
It is not as if I operate in a dangerous line of work. Typically, the worst that can happen is carpal tunnel, a stiff neck, or perhaps a tension headache. I don’t want to oversell it, there were no credible treats on my life - I didn’t receive mysterious white powder in my mail box. But, I imagine there are are small group of people who, if I were in their presence, would want to cause...
Selecting a CMS step 7: Open source vs....
Socialism. At its core, the open-source (OSS) vs. proprietary software debate is philosophical – pseudo-political even. The developer-proletariat argues that they should own the code they produce, the anti-capitalist swine. In the mid-seventies, Bill Gates – arguably the godfather of proprietary software – asserted that any reuse of code is “stealing”. The last paragraph in his “Letter to...
Online Strategy Basics: Measuring the Objectives
It was probably my fault. A particular ascot-wearing, retired captain without a boat or any real interest in fishing - rallied his followers to actively stalk me. Not the scary type of cyberstalking, but they did make some sarcastic threats. I figured it was a long boat ride from Miami, and even if they made the journey, I am a pretty big guy, so I could defend myself against two or three old men...
Online Strategy Basics: People and Objectives
I am pretty sure a small mob of old fisherman want to kill me. “Kill” might be a bit strong. Maim? Let me back up. A few years ago, I put together an online strategy for a relatively large website geared toward fishermen. Based on my research, I found out: The site has a ton of traffic for the genre - millions of page views per month. The click-through-rates on the ads are...
Say what you will about Calacanis, he has a point…
Recommendation Algorithms, Elevators, and Two and...
If you liked “Dances With Wolves” you’ll love “The Bodyguard”. It is the little things you miss about a local video rental shop. Now my “..taste preferences have created recommendations under the title ‘Critically Acclaimed Gritty Thrillers’,” and some seventeen-year-old kid is out of a job. The benefits of recommended content are clear in a...
Analytics for Publishing Websites - One Technique
Need more page views? Slideshows. Oh, and write articles like “Justin Bieber Coupons Facebook Login” Many managers within media companies are obsessed with page views. In the dark, with squinted eyes, they appear to be the most important metric for a publishing web site. The more pages viewed, the more inventory created, the more ads served, the more money you stand to make… Go...
(Plurality must never be posited without necessity) ^ 2– Me
Choosing a CMS - Know Your Site
OK, it is obvious. Different technology solutions handle some functionality better than others. Pick the right tool for the job. For the most part, sites fall into these categories: Publishing eCommerce Marketing User-provided Communication Tools/Services Each of these functions has different technological implications: security, performance, user expectations, ease of implementation,...
Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem– Father William of Ockham
How to select a CMS, Part 1 of 247
David stared out of his 16th floor window over midtown skyscrapers, waiting for the sun to rise. As he sipped from his mug of coffee, waiting for the sun to rise, he wondered how he would make it through the next 48 hours… It seems that every HBS case that business schools require you to read start with a guy staring out of a window, sipping a cup of coffee. Usually only a few days remain...