Design coding

The Poetic Prophet (AKA The SEO Rapper) is back with another marketing rap. This time he describes how web standards and proper design can affect the ranking and conversion of pages on your site.

(With thanks to Matt Bee for spotting it.)

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Facebook song

It looks like we’re going to try using Facebook to manage the organization of IWMW2008. So in honour of it, here’s the Facebook song by Rhett and Link. (You can download a better quality version from the Rhett and Link website.)


So, if you’re not already on Facebook head over there now and sign up, then join the Scottish Web Folk group.

See you there!

A Vision of Students today

Here’s another video for you, while you’re not fixing those errors inserted into your nice clean code by that pesky WYSIWYG JavaScript text editor that your CMS uses … or checking Facebook for the bejillionth time today.

Also spotted on the IA Institute e-mail list

A short video summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today – how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime. Created by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University.

When I was at university I didn’t get to make cool videos, I had to sit in a big, cold classroom with a facsimilie of the Rosetta Stone on the wall and learn Hebrew.

Mind you, when I was at university our college didn’t get PCs (Mac Classics) until my 2nd year (1990-91), we had no email, the World Wide Web wouldn’t be invented for another few years, and video cameras probably cost the same as a year’s student grant!

How things have changed! Some for the better (nice shiny technology), and some for the worse (no student grants).