Let’s say you have a large website with lots of subsections. What’s the best way to reflect this in your navigation menu? Do you use dropdowns at all? Are they best activated when the user hovers or clicks on a menu item?
Posts are (on the whole) longer form pieces of writing with a possibly more developed argument than notes.
In the first two parts of this series on the indieweb I looked at publishing to your own website, conversations off the social media giants’ networks and finding content when you’re no longer using Twitter, Facebook etc. In this part I’ll start to explore the meaning of “indieweb” – specifically, who it’s for.
A summary of how I got the webmentions service – which collects mentions to your website in one place – to work on a version 4 Jekyll site.
Allowing web editors to create pages from smaller components such as callouts, promos and alerts is a good thing. But what’s the best way to implement these in a CMS? Does the WordPress Gutenberg editor take the right approach?
Feedbin is an RSS feed reader/manager. It’s worth $5 a month because it’s designed and engineered well, and it’s not trying to sell you other people’s content.
Lots of organisations offer similar services to libraries. Is thinking of libraries as an alternative to the Googles and Amazons of this world better than trying to compete with them?
I briefly discussed how to publish content on your website, syndicate it to places like Twitter and handle comments. Now I’ll look at replacing your favourite social media feed with other sources of content – you know it’s the right thing to do!
Been following the Hey! email to blog post service for a couple of weeks, and it’s now live (a really impressive example of developing an embryonic idea into a product quickly – take note fellow app/service developers). It even lets you edit existing posts, which is something you need on a publication platform, but looks… clunky.
Good. Feels like simple stuff — like RSS — is experiencing a renaissance.
In my last note on how it’s better to use the web rather than email as means of distributing and editing your content, I cited producing good quality HTML as one reason.