From version 8 of the Safari web browser the navigation timing API is supported. This marks the last of the major browsers to include support. It will also see navigation timing supported in iOS.
A great “briefing paper” from Six Revisions, intending to raise awareness of the discipline with designers.
The latest Alertbox post covers what users think they know and how that affects their behaviour. Users, designers and developers all have differing mental models. You need to work with conformity not against it, and gently adjust the mental models of your visitors and users.
If every website followed the ten points in this list, i’d suddenly have hardly anything to complain about any more. Well, perhaps not *hardly* anything – more like “less”.
Yammer boasts that 80% of the Fortune 500 use Yammer. I wonder how many of those 400 companies have adopted Yammer as their official, or main, collaboration platform?
Nice case describing how Yammer took flight at AXA Australia in just the few months since August.
I’m really enjoying Kristian’s series of posts about aspects of his work over the last couple with the intranet at Region Västra Götland. This particular post goes into the details of how they’ve tried to deal with managing URLs and links across multiple systems.
Luke describes how they implemented and tweaked their Intranet search (using a Google Search Appliance). Some good lessons-learned and insights that anyone dealing with intranet search can make use of.
The headline talks about iPad (and thereby iSO) but the report concludes that Android and HTML5 should also be prioritised. I’m going one step further than Forrester and saying prioritise HTML5 and Android. Plan for mobile/wireless working and plan soon.
An insight into how Google tests it’s products (before launch in this case). What I find interesting is that normally Google uses eye tracking whilst testing. It gives them real data to work with. In this case, Google Instant, they chose not to. Why? I suspect they did try, but realised that far too many people were spending too much time looking down at the keyboard whilst typing – and not looking at their instantly-changing search results.
Some useful testing into how Facebook decides what to display into your news feed. Would be interested though to know their source for saying “Top News is how a vast majority of Facebook users get their information”
A good list to help you separate the wheat from the chaff in the world of social media consulting. You don’t need to hold yourself religiously to all 20 points, but there is some really good, honest, to-the-point advice in Pam Moore’s post.
If you had any doubts about just how dominant Google are in our World of Web Stuff, then this Royal Pingdom posts shows you the stats in easy to consume pie-charts.
An article looking at some significant reasons that prevent people from using collaboration tools to collaborate effectively within an organisation. Some further comments on the Beantin facebook page.
It’s all task based. When we arrive at a web site we have already decided what we want to achieve. This is a point I have to explain every single week…
Some excellent data to back up the claim that the mobile internet is reaching tipping point. One thing that concerns me though is Mary’s encouragement of the walled garden for content. A separate Swedish article reveals that 20% of Swedes surf via their mobiles at least once a week.
Reviews, people, video, events & now Recipes – where’s ‘products’? It’s only a matter of time before Google lift it out of their labs and start using it for real.
Today Google officially announce that slow site speed with affect your ranking in Google Search results. Let’s hope this brings a new dawn of page-size efficiency to the web-world. There is going to be a short series of Beantin blog posts about page speed very soon.
Perhaps a bit of link-bait from Steve, but it does highlight really well why the iPad isn’t a capable of being your primary (or only) mobile computing device.