By Dan Williamson
I’m still surprised by how few people have heard of the CERN science project.
Perhaps that’s a good thing given the initial panic about the potential for the earth to be swallowed up by a black hole.
Anyhoo, the Guardian yesterday published a special supplment on the project, complete with a truly bizarre article by Chris Morris (of BrassEye and Nathan Barley fame).
Read his article: Massive bosons blew my unit
Also, listen to a CERN podcast about his visit.
I like this website. I like linear websites. Websites that are linear – I like.
The Enfatico story – which is what this website is: a narrative – is well written and immersive. I winced a little at ‘reinventing the client-agency model in a zero-legacy environment’. But to be fair, I got the point.
If you didn’t already know, Enfatico is the new name for the bespoke agency that WPP developed its work on Dell. The reasoning behind it being that the tailored ‘agency’ worked so well, it’s now going to see how it works with other clients.
Industry opinion about the choice of name appears to be divided on Brand Republic’s newly launched boards.
By Dan Williamson
Copyblogger often sends Swiss Tony emails. Copywriting is like the 90’s hit single by Extreme ‘More than words’…(alas I made this one up, but you get the gist)
Despite the dubious titles, some are worth reading. Take a look.
Citizen journalism websites can’t survive according to a post by journalism.co.uk’s John Ndege, the founder of start-up ScribbleSheet.
Instead, Networked Journalism sites which integrate users into their professional set up have more than a fighting chance. Why? Because they provide the collaborative appeal of CJ websites, while retaining the quality of professional publications. Read more about Networked Journalism at Buzzmachine.
Read John’s full post on journalism.co.uk
Shiny Media’s gadget site for laides ShinyShiny has been the subject of flash mob rule (see what I did there?) by commenters from the Fark website.
I’ll hold off publishing some of the comments and simply link to ShinyShiny’s reponse article, but the posts have some of the most scathing blog post comments I’ve seen in a long time (…a week).
I just love this blog’s design. Simple, clean and to the point. And that’s just the font.
It’s run by IT journalist Danny Bradbury. Like me, he believes in the Ronseal approach to blog naming.
Take a look: http://www.itjournalist.com/
“I write one page of masterpiece to ninety one pages of shit. I try to put the shit in the wastebasket.”
A map of Napoleon’s march to Moscow may hold the key to designing content led websites according to web designer GarrettDimon.com.
“It was direct, concise, beautiful, and engaging all at the same time, and I loved it.”
Man, that’s some map. Take a look at Garrett’s ‘Designing for Content’.
While scrolling down this page, I had to fight the urge to shout ‘Make it stop!!!!’
Possibly the worst story and set of images to use on a beta site I’d have thought – not exactly a showcase for a website. Take a look at the offending Daily Mail beta page