Websites

by Tom Davis

A personal story that clearly illustrates the need for website owners to actively manage their site or see the site decay in value. Also, just to prove this post is not just ranting, at the end of the story is a video from Google weighing in on this topic.

by Tom Davis

Malicious software robots roam the Web looking for locks that are open. Lost of them. All day and all night. From millions of IP addresses.

by Tom Davis

We have all been in this situation: visiting a website we get a popup window asking if we would give the site owner feedback on your experience using their website. I like a good survey that tries to uncover the hidden thinking of an audience. But alas, most of these surveys are just a waste of time for both me and the site owner.

by Tom Davis

Don't you hate those people who blab on and on about visitor engagement and how their UX design insures positive experience outcomes? You hear that a lot from the developers of big media sites. But sometimes they still get it wrong. Here is a story of a site that recently started to irritate me as a "mobile" visitor.

by Tom Davis

Why would my little website need "maintenance"? This is a truly naive question that has so many answers, but the news is highlighting two big reasons. One, if you live in a bad neighborhood you need to keep checking your locks. The Web is about as bad as neighborhoods get. Two, if you use an installation of Wordpress (or just about any other blogging or content management system) you have locks that are getting broken every day.