13 October 2009

Flatland, 10/GUI, and SEO

A trio of interesting things found today. (All thanks to Daring Fireball, I believe.)

In “Flatland”, Lukas Mathis presents a very good rebuttal to some of Tog’s viewpoint. I think I may agree with everything Lukas says there.

Lukas’s blog then pointed me to 10/GUI. I think they hit the nail on the head with the idea that the next step in GUIs is not from two-dimensions to three but to fewer dimensions. I don’t know if they have the answer, but I know that the answer involves the user spending less time managing windows.

In “Spammers, Evildoers, and Opportunists”, Derek Powazek says that “search engine optimization” is a racket, which has been my gut feeling about it. Although, I suspect that the things he calls “obvious” are—sadly enough—not obvious to a lot of people. Those things, however, aren’t really about SEO. They’re just about making a good web site.

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