Archive for July, 2003

Tim Bray: "Historically, the difficulty of collecting metadata at source has been generally large enough to outweigh the (potentially huge) benefits from collecting it. But I for one am not ready to give up on this approach. There are, after all, domains where metadata is at the core of the business proposition, and the process [...]

Digital Web: "CSS can be ideal for use by information architects and interaction designers for rapidly developing prototypes for usability testing, review, and analysis. [...] For those who want to get more advanced with rapid prototype development, data-driven pages and database queries can be simulated by storing data in XML and using XSL/XSLT to apply [...]

I had missed that announcement earlier this week. Since Ignition is managed by Microsoft Alumnis, no doubt an exit with a sale to the mothership is one of the scenarios.

Raffi Krikorian makes a good point I’ll keep in mind for our future internal redirection engine at MarketingWonk.

BlackBeltJones neatly charted the whole process from idea to live web site neatly so I don’t have to.

NYT: "Executives at Amazon.com are negotiating with several of the largest book publishers about an ambitious and expensive plan to assemble a searchable online archive with the texts of tens of thousands of books of nonfiction, according to several publishing executives involved. Amazon plans to limit how much of any given book a user can [...]

Matt Haughey: "These people scour the web for new interesting sites, constantly adding, editing, and tweaking their huge handmade taxonomy of all things web, while in the background millions of robots do their job better. Yet in the face of that, they keep pressing on. On the Information Superhighway, Yahoo Surfers have orange triangular safety [...]

Erin Malone: "[G]etting your team or company to agree upon the framework and toolsets, and then remaining flexible within the overarching process structure will ultimately free you up to apply your skills to the tough problems

Jeff Freund: "The easiest way to understand interface scalability is to think through a simple question about your content management system: what happens to my job and the job of the editors and authors when the amount of content in the system increases two-fold? How about five-fold, or ten-fold, or fifty-fold? It

Adam Kalsey: "When I look at that job description, I can


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