Category: Just Plain Silly

It’s been a personal preference of mine to completely ignore that usability rule attributed to Jakob Nielsen that active links be the color blue and visited links be purple. When those colors clash with your page design curtins, it’s no wonder so many people tossed out underline link decoration to get rid of them. What colors you choose seemed like such a petty, inflexible rule. So, in this E-consultancy interview with Jakob Nielsen, here was a surprise, when asked aboutRead more…

The price I paid for ignoring the headline where someone Twitter’s a live birth, and wouldn’t you know it? I know the Dad! Nick Wilson managed to Twitter the birth of his newborn son. Meanwhile, wife Ivana is delivering in water. I know a bit about midwives, birthing in water, etc. which made this news all the more interesting for me. Thanks for making my day, Nick with your news and clever way of delivering it.

What happens when you run multiple web analytics software tools side by side to test and compare their performance? Do they give different results and if so, why? Which one should you trust? Does one package always report higher or lower numbers than the other? How do they compare when measuring visitors, unique visitors and page views? A recent study shows it doesn’t hurt to analyze the tools that track and measure your data. Stone Temple Consulting set out toRead more…

“It’s my blog,” Bill Slawski says, towards the end of a debate about blog ethics and the possibility of adhering to a Code of Ethics. The interview of Bill Slawski and Loren Baker by Webpronews’ Mike McDonald features two discussions. One is on local search and the other, blog ethics. Bill dominates the discussion, which I expected because there’s a ton of information in his head. He can pull out facts and figures as effortlessly as my husband does. TheyRead more…

By Friday, I was in my reporting groove and facing the task of reporting a technical session on AJAX, CSS and Search Engines. Ever since I told Eric about AJAX, he’s been fascinated by the possibities of what it can do. Me, on the other hand, can’t help thinking it’s the stuff in the little blue can. Eric got more out of the session than I did. He spent every available free second I had (and there were many whileRead more…

I can’t decide if I should be sad that I wasn’t invited to the party where there was pole dancing or not. Wednesday I eased into Wednesday by way of free breakfast. Funny thing about that. When we arrived to the hotel the night before, I proceeded to use the automatic check-in computer system. When I got to the end of the steps, after being assigned a room on the 8th floor, the machine wouldn’t cough up the room keysRead more…

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