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Websites: 15 things I'm certain about

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In my 15 years in web management I have found 15 things I am certain about for websites and intranets. In this presentation I address those 15 things, including web management, user experience, information architecture, content cleanliness, words, design, function, aesthetics and more.

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Websites: 15 things I'm certain about

  1. 1. Websites: 15 thingsIm certain aboutJune 2013Sigurjón ÓlafssonFúnksjón, Web Consultancy@sigurjono - sjon@funksjon.net
  2. 2. Who is this guy?In web management since 1997Current○ Fúnksjón, Web Consultancy 2013○ University of Iceland: Part-timelecturer 2010 -Previous○ Íslandsbanki 2011-2013○ University of Iceland 2008-2011○ Kaupthing Bank 2001-2008○ PricewaterhouseCoopers 2000-2001○ Icelandic Maritime Administration 1997-2000
  3. 3. Why Fúnksjón (Function)?function (dictionary): role, office, partfúnksigurjónfunction comes before designif I want to move to Norway!
  4. 4. After 15 (+1) yearsin web managementIm certain about 15 things
  5. 5. #1websites need strategy
  6. 6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/skarpi/2416227373/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  7. 7. #2websites should purr like cats
  8. 8. http://konstantkitten.com/wp-content/uploads/kittne4.jpg
  9. 9. #3web managers need morecoaching and authority
  10. 10. Screenshot from The Adventures of Tintin. Movie by Steven Spielberg
  11. 11. #4function over aesthetics
  12. 12. #5intranets needmore love and care
  13. 13. #6its essential to constantlyseek new knowledge
  14. 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/skarpi/2416227373/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  15. 15. #7value of usability testing
  16. 16. boagworld.com
  17. 17. #8having empathy for users
  18. 18. #9websites should beaccessible to everyone
  19. 19. http://www.theblindcook.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/whtcne1.jpg
  20. 20. #10all websites can bereduced and simplified
  21. 21. #11concentrating on the top tasks
  22. 22. gerrymcgovern.com
  23. 23. #12all (new) websitesshould be responsive
  24. 24. #13not all graphic designerscan design for the web
  25. 25. #14cleanliness is a mustfor web content
  26. 26. VARÚÐ! EFNI Á VEF -ATTENTION: WEBCONTENT!Aðalatriði strax í fyrstumálsgreinMost important message intop paragraphYfirlestur bætir gæðin. Betursjá augu en augaProofread for better qualityBólulistar (bullets) auðveldalesturBullets makes reading easierLykilorð feitletruðMake keywords boldLyktar efnið? UppfæriðreglulegaDoes the content stink?Update regularlyLeiðbeiningar umhreinlæti á vef -Guidelines forcleanliness onwebsitesLýsandi fyrirsögnDescriptive headlineUpplestur er góð prófunReading out loud is a goodtestTexti styttur, út með óþarfaorðMake text shorter, omitneedless wordsMillifyrirsagnir fyrir lengritextaSubheadings for longer textNotið lýsandi tengla í ítarefniUse descriptive links
  27. 27. #15finally... words matter(even one)
  28. 28. Want to know more?Fúnksjón - Icelandic Web Consultancyis.linkedin.com/in/sigurjono / twitter: @sigurjonotel: +354 666 5560 / email: sjon@funksjon.netfunksjon.net

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