April 2007

Feedback

Feedback is like gold when building a website. Make it easy for users to give feedback and they will.

Users who love your website will be more then happy to tell you what they hate about it. Believe it or not, your site isn’t perfect.

Your goal as a web designer or site owner is to give your users an awesome experience. So when a user tells you what they did or did not like about your website, listen!

Ask people what they hate the most about your site, not what they think. You’ll get better feedback. Don’t ask how could it be better, ask what it is they hate and improve that first.

I asked the Random Shapes members what they hated the most about Random Shapes and the feedback was incredible! By far the best feedback I’ve had about the site.

Ask …

Missed Opportunities

A few weeks before SXSW I was invited to speak on a panel at the yPulse Mashup conference. It will be on July 16th – 17th and I’m gonna miss it. I’m gonna miss the opportunity to speak and tell people about this little site I’m a part of. I’m gonna miss the experience of another conference and the chance to go to San Francisco. Anastasia, thanks for the opportunity and I’m sorry I can’t go.

Lately I’ve also missed out on blogging. I make excuses like “I’m busy” or “I’ll do it later” and it never happens. I write what’s on my mind, save it for later and then delete it. In reality I’ve written a lot lately I just haven’t shared it. I’ve been holding back, censoring what I post and I don’t know why. …