Quick breakdown of why you might be better off with a responsive website that works great in mobile devices instead of an app.
Beginning this week, we’re starting a new feature here at Big Big Design: Online Office Hours. (That’s OOH! for short.)
Each Wednesday at 11am EST, I’ll hold a short webinar to share new ideas and information, and to answer your questions about issues on the web. Continue reading
A useful guide for how to handle email while you’re away from technology — on vacation for example — so that you can start up refreshed and not backlogged when you return.
Big Big Design wishes you the merriest of holiday seasons.
This week, writer/director/standup comic Louis C.K. released his latest standup special online through his own website, charging just $5 for anyone to download the video with no rights management restrictions.
That means, if you purchase and download the video file, you don’t have rights to redistribute it, but you can make as many copies as you want, write it to DVD to watch there, store it on as many devices as you want, that kind of thing. It’s a very open way to release a video, more generous than the right you receive in purchasing the average DVD.
Four days later, he’s announced that this experiment in online video production and distribution is a success.
I spoke today with the Slippery Rock Business Association about social media and how they could use it to build business. Here’s the slideshow I used as a framework:
Key questions you might ask
1. Where can social media make the greatest impact for your business?
2. How can you blend social media into your existing communications and operations?
3. What social media and networks are your customers, stakeholders, employees, and competitors using?
There are two reasons to articulate your use case. First, it helps your staff, your designers, your marketers and your sales force get on the same page about what they’re building and growing. And second, it might be unrealistic. You might be hoping for a market that’s far bigger than it is, or to solve a problem that’s too easy (or too difficult).
From “Articulating your use case (what’s it for?)” by Seth Godin
This excellent video by SEOmoz explains, in everyday terms, how Google changed the way it ranks websites for search results, and how this affects your web strategy.
View original post and transcript: How Google’s Panda Update Changed SEO Best Practices Forever – Whiteboard Friday
I am a big fan of this new ranking philosophy and strategy, because it puts the focus of creating and maintaining websites on building sites that are interesting and valuable to their audiences, fun or at least easy to use, and well-made.
The more that Google and other search engines emphasize user experience, the harder it becomes for people to game the systems in the hope of getting big returns on low-quality web content.