Category: news

Use your website to respond to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak

Summary — People need to know whether — and how — your business has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and your website is the best, most-authoritative, centralized place to do it. • Social media can be useful, too, but its strengths, priorities, and incentives are very different from yours. • As an added bonus,… Read more »

Don’t conflate a user’s language choice, nationality, & current location

Summary — Expecting users to select a national flag icon to choose a language, or cleverly detecting their computer’s language settings or current location and presuming either reflects their language preference is lazy thinking. I wish website designers would stop using nations’ flags to represent websites’ language. Countries are not monolingual — even if it’s… Read more »

Website redesign for 2020

A redesign of this website has been launched at the start of the decade. While the site hadn’t seen a wholesale refresh since 2013, it wasn’t updated purely for the sake of looking new. Issues had cropped up with the mobile navigation (which used a technique that had never been deployed on any clients’ websites)… Read more »

finding perpetual beta

Harold Jarche — an international consultant and speaker, who helps people and businesses adapt to the network era — has been described as “a keen subversive of the last century’s management and education models”. Today Jarche launched the second in his perpetual beta series of eBooks: finding perpetual beta. When the writing is this clear… Read more »

Mount Allison Faculty Association launches new site

Tantramar Interactive Inc. is pleased to announce that as a follow-up to having designed the Mount Allison Faculty Association’s (now-retired) mafanegotiations.ca a year ago, that site’s design and content has been merged with the organization’s main site, mafa.ca. The newly-merged site has had a deep content reorganization and an HTML overhaul, bringing the fourteen-year-old site… Read more »