What’s the latest tool to hit web development? Bluetac. It might sound surprising but bluetac, scissors, post-it notes and a giant white board are the latest thing. Cut-and-paste. Literally.
Web development is expensive. Bluetac and paper are cheap. It’s painful when you have to redesign a site because the customer has forgotten something. Worse if it was your fault. So why not make it easier for the both of you and do your re-designs on a giant white board. It’s sure easier to sketch out a new page than write CSS.
I was working on a project that integrated a digital asset management system, a content management system and static web pages. The complexity could be a real headache, a visual representation on a whiteboard is priceless.
At least, until someone invents the affordable, wall sized, touch sensitive screen.
Working on a health education DVD project, armed with DVD Studio Pro, I set out to create possibly the worlds most user friendly DVD menu.
DVD menus are often built to be flashy and innovative. Unfortunately this is usually at the expense of usability. DVD menus are inherently unresponsive because each menu must be loaded as a video from the disc individually. Manufacturers disagree on which buttons to put on their remote controls and what to call them, and then there’s the possibility the DVD is being watched on a computer or games console. This all adds up to a usability nightmare.
Note: This post refers to the 2008 website, it has been changed since.
I designed the www.kayakproductions.com website using Dreamweaver, Photoshop, HTML and CSS. In the process I make it more user friendly and google friendly. As a result it shot up the goolge rankings and received a boost in visitors.