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My nephew’s website

My nephew is working on a new design for his website – check it out at:

http://www.joblesspunkdesigns.com/psp/

He’s doing some tricky stuff with CSS and Ajax to get the Div that stores the body content for each page to load within a main container Div that controls the outer frame. I’m amazed at how quickly he’s picking this stuff up!

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Slides for my IA Summit presentation (“Embodying IA“) are now available on Slideshare. I look forward to hearing your feedback!

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Colleague Andrew Hinton forwarded this link to Jakob Nielsen’s recent rant on RIAs and Web 2.0 apps:  http://www.useit.com/alertbox/web-2.htmlGotta love those classic Nielsen overstatements:

  • “… on the Web, most people are bozos and not worth listening to.”
  • “The most-hyped site right now, Facebook, is the ‘Iron Chef‘ of the Internet. The Iron Chef competition makes for great TV, but has nothing to do with running a restaurant as a successful business.”
  • “Marketing managers won’t remain clueless forever. Sooner or later they’ll discover that Web advertising offers almost no ROI.”

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Ambient Findability 

Peter Morville’s Ambient Findability (O’Reilly Books, 2005) is an engaging, readable survey of the many wayfinding and networking technologies that have reconfigured our cultural landscape over the past decade or so.  Beginning with a meditation on how the “humble keyword” has teamed with the richness of the World Wide Web to deliver a previously unimaginable range of information resources and consumer choices, and proceeding through brief histories of wayfinding and information interaction, Morville hits his stride in central chapters on “intertwingling,” “push and pull” and “the sociosemantic web.”  

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With the advent of RIAs and Web 2.0 applications, are we entering a brave new world of web design & information architecture, or is it the same old same old but with a new face?  Or does it even make sense to ask the question this way?

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