Prepare a website content migration strategy: six steps and three free tools for success
A great content migration strategy combines automated tools with an editor’s eye. Use the opportunity of a CMS re-platform or website redesign to inventory, assess, edit, and get a start on a customer-friendly site architecture.
Ruby Can Do That - Looking back at RubyConf 2016
A reflection on the where Ruby is headed after RubyConf 2016.
How to design effective mobile glance experiences
The user experience of a well-designed glance is fast, non-disruptive, and surprisingly emotive.
How to choose a content management system
All software today is built upon other people’s work. When assessing a CMS product, the key criterion is not whether it is open source, but rather the quality of its components.
Webinar: How to Plan your Next CMS Content Migration
If you’re facing a site redesign and migration soon, this webinar will provide immediately usable tools and workflows. If you’re thinking about a CMS re-platform and site redesign in the future, you’ll gain valuable insight into the newest trends in content management.
What is a content-first CMS?
Content export and content migration are critical features to consider when choosing your CMS.
Designing a CMS image library for real people: 16 user stories
Managing images is way too complex. Here's how we're developing our custom CMS to make the task much easier.
Recap: Robert Stein’s Keynote at National Museum Publishing Seminar
Robert Stein asked us to think about the future of museum publishing as a discussion about knowledge itself. What would a future museum of knowledge look like?
Visit Neoteric Design at the National Museum Publishing Seminar this week
The NMPS 2016 in Chicago will reengage the challenging topic of how to better deliver high-quality content by relying on established strengths as editors, designers, printers, production specialists, and project managers—while considering the ongoing transformative impact of digital publishing.
Observed: exhibit interactive that lets users "see inside" fragile textbooks
At the Newseum in Washington, D.C., users can peer inside some of the founding documents of freedom.
Observed: successful low-tech museum interactives
At the Jewish Museum in Ferrara, Italy, a successful low-tech interactive room fosters fun interactions for kids.
Windy City Rails 2015 Retrospective
I attended my first Windy City Rails conference last week, and it was a good time. Got to meet some of the folks from other local companies as well as a few from San Francisco. Every talk brought something good to the table, but here’s the few biggest takeaways I had.
Design thinking: even WiFi passwords can support your brand message
Can an IT infrastructure requirement break free from frustrating experiences, and express a brand promise of friendliness?
Slow and stuttering animations can be a death knell for a website. Here's how to do it right.
Photo Cropper Interfaces
Designing usable and intuitive interfaces can be challenging. Here I discuss some of the considerations I made in creating a photo cropper interface.
What does DPI mean for images on the web?
Dots per inch (DPI) is something you'll see talked about often with images. Put simply, dots per inch is a printing term that refers to how many dots of ink would cross an inch on physical paper. Simple enough. But this isn't relevant for displaying images on screens. False information abounds, and display is complicated enough on its own.