A Wee Bit of Fanfare

TheWritersCollective.org Last night I was at Aqua Books for the offi­cial launch of the new web­site for The Writ­ers Col­lec­tive of Man­i­toba, pic­tured in the tiny thumb­nail. Last night I pro­jected some much larger screen­shots of it onto a large screen while I droned on about all it could do. Then Eve turned on the “Applause” sign. Not long after that, we ate cook­ies and drank hot choco­late and punch and beer and wine. But not all of them, and not all at once. My point in men­tion­ing it is that I devel­oped the site for the Col­lec­tive in the course of my work under the name of WebRig​gers​.net. I think the site will work out swim­mingly for them.

Web Content Quality: Pay Extra for the Cream


Gerry Gaffney inter­views Gerry McGov­ern on the User Expe­ri­ence pod­cast (HTML tran­script linked, also avail­able as PDF or MP3). McGav­ern is the author of (among oth­ers) Killer Web Con­tent: Make the Sale, Deliver the Ser­vice, Build the Brand. A stand-out quote from the interview:

Gerry McGov­ern:


Seems the webserver that this site is sitting on was doing a bit of barf-and-sputter for a few hours yesterday... and again this morning. Apologies to anyone who found me unfindable, with many packets ending up in the Bit Bucket. You might have gone looking for them as far as the last page on the Internet and found nothing,