October 2002 Archives

Pumpkin traffic
Holiday content can be a tremendous driver of traffic to your Web site. I’m getting over a thousand visitors a day searching for the pumpkin carving links I posted a year ago.
October 30, 2002 - 58 words,

Commercial CSS layout
Here’s a couple of large-scale Web sites that use CSS instead of tables for layout. Do you know of others?
October 29, 2002 - 100 words, 4 comments

Open letter to Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble screwed up by sending a marketing email to people who told them they didn’t want to get email, made it difficult to change email preferences, and then ignored their mistake.
October 29, 2002 - 542 words, 20 comments

Flash avoidance
Designing with Flash? make sure you provide alternate content to the growing masses who don’t have the Flash plugin.
October 27, 2002 - 183 words, 3 comments

ADA rulings
Two different court rulings on applying the Americans with Disabilities Act to Web sites. And they disagree.
October 21, 2002 - 98 words,

Embrace the medium
The Web is different than print, television, or any other medium. To be successful, designers must embrace those differences.
October 15, 2002 - 450 words, 4 comments

Double spaces
Responding to Scott Johnson’s challenge, an MT plugin for converting spaces.
October 14, 2002 - 63 words, 12 comments

Sorting Amazon
Amazon’s backend is showing and they are revealing some interesting flaws in their system.
October 10, 2002 - 286 words,

Content Publishing
If you are familiar with publishing, it shouldn’t be difficult to understand content management.
October 9, 2002 - 107 words,

Deny everything
When thinking security, only open what is neccessary. Block everything else, including the unknown.
October 3, 2002 - 118 words,

Sanitary comments
The Sanitize plugin improves security for outside HTML on Movable Type Weblogs.
October 3, 2002 - 143 words, 1 comment

Recently

Feature voting is harmful to your product (Feb 7)
There's a lot of problems with using feature voting to drive your product.
Encouraging 1:1s from other managers in your organization (Jan 4)
If you’re managing other managers, encourage them to hold their own 1:1s. It’s such an important tool for managing and leading that everyone needs to be holding them.
One on One Meetings - a collection of posts about 1:1s (Jan 2)
A collection of all my writing on 1:1s
Are 1:1s confidential? (Jan 2)
Is the discussion that occurs in a 1:1 confidential, even if no agreed in the meeting to keep it so?
Skip-level 1:1s are your hidden superpower (Jan 1)
Holding 1:1s with peers and with people far below you on the reporting chain will open your eyes up to what’s really going on in your business.
Do you need a 1:1 if you’re regularly communicating with your team? (Dec 28)
You’re simply not having deep meaningful conversation about the process of work in hallway conversations or in your chat apps.
What agenda items should a manager bring to a 1:1? (Dec 23)
At least 80% of a 1:1 agenda should be driven by your report, but if you also to use this time to work on things with them, then you’ll have better meetings.
Handling “I don’t have anything to talk about” in your 1:1s (Dec 21)
When someone says they have nothing to discuss, they’re almost always thinking too narrowly.

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