Month: October 2007

Quick Brain Dump

Fires. Outside of San Diego they are raging! Well NPR sister station, KPBS, is using free social media tools to get information out to the public:

  • Google Map of the fire zones and information on what’s happening in each place
  • Twitter to dump updates for users to follow

Security woes. What’s the e-commerce of your site look like on the inside? Is it developed securely and has it been hacked? Look at what Google uncovers from your personal information on the web today!

Tangential stuff. A couple weeks ago our neighborhood hosted the annual Around The Coyote Festival during Chicago Artists Month. Yesterday I came across amazing Gorilla made from hangers and wanted to share it.

Lastly, i’m really growing tired of Firefox’s memory leaks. Almost 400 Mb, ugh. This has gotten really bad on the Mac and Windows. Safari is really showing me some great things in terms of speed and memory management, give Beta 3 a trial run.

Yes, it's true.  Firefox is not the low memory consumer it used to be.  Now it is on it's last leg on my computer.

Common design requests to avoid

It can tough to evaluate design work objectively and productively. Here are some requests to avoid and why they’re bad requests in the first place – from the designer’s point of view.

I just don’t know; it’s just so different.

That’s great; different is good! A key aspect to positioning your firm is to find an approach that others aren’t employing. It makes sense that you’re not sure about it though; new things often make people feel that way…

Also, never…EVER…tell a designer to make the logo bigger.

Another Shot – Social Media Unconference @ the Forum

We believe so strongly in the unconference format, bringing people together to leverage each other's knowledge and sharing our own expertise of social media with the association community that we are going to give this another shot.

The goal is to bring people together to explore the format of an unconference, as well as, discuss social media. The audience here can be anyone: people curious about a unconference or social media, savvy social media individuals or anyone in between.

We would like people intending to attend to post questions they have about this subject in the comments. Please visit some example questions from a similar unconference in D.C..

Be there or be left behind…

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2007
Time: 8:30 – 10:30 am
Location: Association Forum on The River