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 WebRiggers.net. I think the site will work out swimmingly for them.

Web Content Quality: Pay Extra for the Cream

KillerWebContent_McGovern

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:

Bits

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,