Meeting 6/25/2009

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Update on Design Process

  • Official revision request has been sent to White Whale


Sharing/feedback of re-written pages Discussion of stories/dynamic content

Rebecca Walters, web writer extraordinaire, thought that some excerpts from “Made to Stick: Why some ideas die and others survive” would be helpful when rewriting pages. She particularly likes the Six Principles of Sticky Ideas (towards to way bottom of the page).

http://www.madetostick.com/excerpts/

I’ve also been thinking about what is good web writing – you all have dramatically different tasks. Some need to reduce heavy text, some need to reduce bullet points, some need more info, some need less. Always think to yourself “how is the best way to communicate this message?” rather than any “rules”. Video/bullet points/RSS feeds are not always better. Check out other websites and see what you like – I like Oberlin’s website, http://new.oberlin.edu/ so you can check that one out and share some you like as well.