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some might ask if we can afford to in these times of financial constraint, but I would argue that we can’t afford not to. We will die as IT departments if we don’t – we can’t afford just to keep the lights on, we have to find new ways of doing things.
Dr Christine Sexton
Our audience is our most trusted asset, more important than even our authors.
Many people ask me, “How can I get started in web design?” or, “What skills do I need to start making web applications?” While it would be easy to recommend stacks of books, and dozens of articles with 55 tips for being 115% better than the next guy, the truth is that you don’t need learn anything new in order to begin. The most important thing is simply to start.
My first gig was for a small charity that I was doing summer admin for and they didn’t have a site.. so I just went for it.
I consume a lot of other peoples stuff and happily feel that if I can in any way give back, I should. So the blog is creative common licensed to make other peoples lives easier should they choose to use any of my ramblings.
I went for the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 as that seems pretty lenient and used by a number of people I respect and trust – if it’s good enough for them, then it’s good enough for me.
Photo credit Thomas Hawk
When it comes to my web design clients, they all want control of the content and rightly so, – plus there is NO money in offering to do it for them.
Typically my clients say that they want full control and dynamic this and dynamic that. In reality 90% never touch the site once it launches. However, about once every 1-4 years most of them will want to alter the copy (text and images) of the odd section of the site.
I used to tell them to use Contribute which is an affordable content management system (CMS) that works pretty much like Microsoft Word. The problem was that they didn’t use it enough to justify the money in their eyes or know enough about how to use it and thus would ever never go through with the purchase or contact me. A dilemma for both parties.
The feature set that made Unify stand out was:
- Affordable ($25)
- Less than 5mins to install and begin to use
- Only requires PHP5 and NO mysql database
- Browser-based editing environment (no software to install)
- Allows cloning of content – Good for news/events type content
So while it is not all things to all people, it certainly makes the client happy and keeps you on budget.
Last month Robert Scoble wrote about one of my favorite things: bikes, specifically MotoGP, and Lorenzo’s use of twitter for personal branding.
What I like about this post, is that we can see Jorge Lorezno actually wants to connect with fans and sees Twitter as the most obvious way. You can’t shake everybodies hand or sign all the autographs, but you can make connections to everybody by tweeting.
Robert actually met with Jorge and thus his observations are based on this meeting as opposed to heresay. He has no hope of out shining Rossi in the popularity stakes now – but when Rossi hangs his boots up, Jorge is better positioned to be the most well-known after him, I certainly paid more attention of noticing that he tweets. That and he is completely dominating on the track.
If the by-product of using twitter is that we as fans think we know him better and it raises his profile, and he gets paid more in sponsorship, than good on him. What makes it interesting and refreshing also is that is is clearly Jorge’s tweets and not some marketing angle. If he wants to know what film to watch, he can ask his ‘fans’ and share what he is doing outside of the office job – just like you and me, and that’s the beauty.
Photo credit – Robert Scoble