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All Together Now: Content & Collaboration in a Responsive Redesign

Harvard College knew it was time for a website overhaul: While prospective students who visited campus raved about the welcoming staff, those who only used the website said Harvard felt distant and formal. Users had to navigate three different but often near-duplicate websites—the College, Admissions, and Financial Aid—to get critical information. Amid it all, mobile […]

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Modeling Structured Content – IAS13 workshop

Introduction to content modeling and the creation and management of structured, adaptive content. Features lots of examples from the BBC, and is sort of based this talk: http://slidesha.re/1ogFJnA . First given at IA Summit 2013. Contact me if you’d like me to run it for you. http://slidesha.re/1nz9m0U

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Content Models

Content modelling is an iterative and incremental process for communicating the essential characteristics of structured content. Each iteration brings further clarity, incrementally refining content types and their inter-relationships within the content model.  This ongoing reification of content types adds layer upon layer of detail to our understanding of what content  is needed for the business. […]

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Dumbing down your web site content

The Oxford English Dictionary says ‘dumbing down’ is: ‘simplified so as to be intellectually undemanding and accessible to a wide audience.’ The most important word in that definition is ‘accessible’. If you make your content easy to read, you aren’t ‘dumbing down’, you are opening up your information to anyone who wants to read it. […]

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★ Bookmarks for September 12th

These are my links for September 12th: Python Django – Video Tutorials – Thanks, Travis 5by5 | The Web Ahead #27: Content with Kristina Halvorson – How do we get good content on the web? Kristina Halvorson joins Jen Simmons to talk about the discipline of content strategy, where it came from and where it's […]

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