There’s a lot of interesting stuff about content getting published these days, so this is an attempt to round up recent items that have attracted attention here at the Typeclear complex.
This may turn into a weekly series. We’ll see how it goes…
A useful primer on the importance of planning a message hierarchy before building a site. Among other things, suggests eliminating ipsum lorem text and putting real content in from the get-go.
Charlie Park wonders why Edward Tufte’s slopegraph has never been popular, despite its elegance. Perhaps its time is about to come…
Presenting users with options increases the odds of something going wrong. But clever use of the primary action button can stop users trashing their files or making other frustrating mistakes.
Always be converting
It’s not just lack of interest that discourages people from clicking your links. Here are five ways to frame your calls to action by overcoming user uncertainty and inertia.
Designing a site to display a torrent of news in 27 languages isn’t a piece of cake. Tammy Gur suggests it’s more like a tray of sushi. Interesting background piece on how the BBC’s World Service runs its vast site smoothly.