Over the course of my career I have helped hundreds of churches with their web and graphic design. I have seen all the pitfalls, all the cliches, and all the different ways we boldly declare to the world “there is no commercial graphic artist in our midst!” I also have seen the path to vastly […]
Form and Function in Information-Rich Web Site Design, A Parable
(Illustration by L. Chylinski, CMI, Inc.) Across the street from Mere‘s office, the Ames Public Library is undergoing a massive renovation. Lasting an estimated 18 months, the building is being rehauled from the ground up to better serve the community. Costing around $20 million dollars, the project will more than double the space inside the […]
According to Slate, you won’t finish reading this.
Slate posted an article (which I didn’t finish reading) about how few people finish reading an article online before “bouncing” (leaving without reading anything) or heading off to comment before they are finished. They are making three assumptions I’d like to call out: * They assume their articles are worth finishing * They assume that […]
The App.net Plunge, and Related Social Media Realizations
“So… App.net, it’s like Twitter, only with way less people on it, and you have to pay for it… uh….” Right? Two things happened recently that convinced me to take the App.net plunge. First, they changed their pricing scheme, lowering the bar to entry. I can try it for a month for $5, rather than […]
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