Author: cre8pc

Suddenly, with passion and close scrutiny, web site owners are discovering their web site navels. It’s the same thing as watching my kids discover their belly buttons for the first time. Without fail, each of them has asked, “Mom? What the heck is this thing for?” And so it is, that today, the popular mantra is no longer, “I gotta have a web site.” It’s been changed to, “Why do I have a web site?” and even better (the reallyRead more…

For those who experienced the thrill of the Search Engine Strategies conference in New York city last week, and would like to re-live it again, there’s a great recap at Cre8asiteforums of a first-time attendee’s personal experience, and a first-time speaker’s thoughts as well. In a post made to the thread called Checking in from SES NYC, Risa writes: “It seemed like I traveled to another planet every day, then went home to reality. It was like being in anRead more…

I had this list. I even had a plan. I had a plan for the event that The Plan made no sense, so I’d have another one in case. I even packed my suitcase the same way I was packing my head. Upon arriving to the Search Engine Strategies Seminar in New York City last Sunday night, I felt really good that I was organized and had a plan. The plan had some easy parts. The first one was toRead more…

For a moment today, I caught a glimpse into the true power of blogs and why these magical creatures we’ve woven into the Web will always reach a place within us that money-driven blogs can never hope to find. It went like this. I was scoping my Bloglines feeds and Search Brains, one of my haunts, displayed a simple title called “Love Your Children”. It had no keyword for search or engines or SEO, and yet I connected to theRead more…

I hate to think I have a brain-lock on web site usability, but when someone requests help for a student dissertation on “anti-usability” in a Usability Forum, and finds support for the very idea, I’m standing at full attention. The thread is called Anti – Usability Literature for a dissertation, and the student seeking help is from the UK (not that location matters on this question, or does it?) She asks: “I am in my last year of my degreeRead more…

The beauty of Usability Professor Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox posts is that everytime he releases one, I know the forums boards will light up, RSS bells will clang and the tempo for the day is like walking into a noisy Las Vegas casino. Everybody wants to know, “Is he right about this one?” How many of you run to your web sites and blogs to see if you screwed up again because Dr. JN says so? Today we have a debateRead more…

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