Today I took a look at some more 'techy' posts and came across this on Google Blogoscoped: If the user interface ain’t broken, don’t fix it... but fixing, Google did, and recently released a new YouTube player that is breaking some of the “learned” interface. Absolutely Goddamned right. I spent about six years owning the … Continue reading If it ain’t broke don’t fix it
Tech for PR posts a great piece today on how technology just gets in the way. This is something I keep coming back to, that good communication and good design don't get in the way because they help, without hindering. If they're done properly, you don't notice them at all. I spent several years as … Continue reading Good communication and good design do what they’re supposed to
We recently had three movers in the FG Blogroll. Given that this might affect their positions in the Power150 and PowerPR index (yes, I'm still working on it), here are the changes: IndiaPRBlog has moved from http://indiapr.blogspot.com/ to http://www.indiaprblog.com/. This blog consistently comes up with good, useful information and comment, proving that PR lessons can be … Continue reading Housekeeping: three PR blog moves
As a small side project I recently took a look at the keywords that appear on PR websites. The results might be of use - they're further down this posting and I plan to do more work on this, so I've created a new page on this blog to store the table for future reference. … Continue reading SEO keywords for PR
Add to New PR • Save to del.icio.us • Digg This! Sometimes the poor standard of so-called 'professional body websites' astonishes me. I have, in the past, referred back to the FEBCA and CiB websites as prime examples of communication gone bad, in these cases, the communication inherent in the design. They are truly awful, … Continue reading Is this the worst website in the world?
Add to New PR • Save to del.icio.us • Digg This! Can you just 'relaunch' a website? FG thinks not. There has to be a reason for doing it. I'm in the middle (I hope) of a website relaunch. Where I once was a copywriter, I am now also a web producer and project manager. … Continue reading It’s not just a website
Despite not working in the field anymore I do keep seeing interface design issues popping up recently. In my copywriting feed - feel free to subscribe to it on the right-hand side of this blog, it takes lots and lots and lots of copywriting feeds and syndicates them out - comes a piece on the … Continue reading Click, double-click, ALT, TAB, ENTER. What makes a good interface?
Add to New PR • Save to del.icio.us • Digg This! • Technorati Not so long ago, with my interface/application designer's hat on (yes, I designed the interface and wrote the documentation for this), I posted a whinge about Lotus Notes. Thomas Adrian was kind enough to comment, and I can understand that he was displeased because from … Continue reading You’d avoid using Lotus Notes if you were me – Part II
It is with the deepest regret that I have to announce that NewPR is now moderated. A while ago I came across NewPR, a very cool digg-like site for the PR community. So, PR practitioners vote for the news items they think are the best. I liked it so much I even emailed the webmaster with … Continue reading The tragedy of NewPR