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Archive for June, 2011

Tip of the Day: Make the purpose of your site clear in a glance on the homepage

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 22nd, 2011

This week’s theme: Best of Screen Space Podcasts The most important thing to do on your homepage is to make the purpose of the site clear. Users who come to your homepage should be able to tell at a glance what the site is about. Make sure your homepage answers these questions: Who are you? […]

Profound changes to web design or just better application of the same principles?

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 21st, 2011

Content is king. Long live the king! Livemint argues that profound changes are “afoot… that may require a rethink of the established norms of design and development.” They suggest that RSS feedreaders and tools that re-author web pages to strip design from content (like Instapaper and Readability) along with apps that redesign the content in […]

Screen Space now Tweets!

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 20th, 2011

That’s right, as my metacast discusses, Screen Space is now on Twitter as @Screen_Space. Sadly, ScreenSpace was taken. Please follow @Screen_Space for thoughts, news, info and advice on web, blog, and digital media design along with digital writing and communication. I’ll post links to new blog posts and podcasts, and provide tweets on info I […]

Tip of the Day: Make each page of your site clear as to site and purpose

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 20th, 2011

This week’s theme: Best of Screen Space Podcasts With increasing search engine use and the passing of links through email and social media, you cannot guarantee the homepage of your site will be the first page your users see. Or, if they will ever even see it. So, make sure each page of the site […]

Screen Space 11.5: A Metacast on Exciting Changes to Screen Space

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 20th, 2011

[Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space, your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is your host, Dr. Jennifer L. Bowie. Today I’m going to talk about some exciting changes to Screen Space—both the blog and podcast—along with what is coming up […]

 
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Tip of the Day: Coming tomorrow and five days a week!

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 19th, 2011

A new feature on Screen Space is the Tip of the Day (TofD). I will post these tips each weekday morning. These tips will be quick tidbits on ways to improve your design and communication on website, blogs, and other digital media. Sometimes I will post tips around a topic for the week and sometimes […]

Music downloading via phones is nearly 120 years old!

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 19th, 2011

We may think the ability to download music and podcasts to our phones is a newfangled way to access these media. But that would be incorrect. As Alasdair Wilkins discusses, “People were “downloading” music from their phones way back in 1892.” In 1892, Scientific American had an article on the theatrophone in Paris, which had […]