It’s been a bit of a strange week. Having arrived back from holiday on Sunday, I feel like I’ve been playing catchup for the past few days.
No matter – I’ve still managed to spot a few things you might find interesting. One or two of these might date back a month or so – I just noticed them late ’cause I’ve been away:
- Design agency CX Partners has taken issue with the view that you need to get all your important content above the fold on a web page. In a convincing blog post they explain how people really handle scrolling and what you can do to encourage them to explore your pages further.
- I posted about an error message myself recently, and at Perishable Press there’s some good advice about how to make your site’s “page not found” message more useful and friendly. It gets technical in the middle, but make sure you scroll to the great examples near the end.
- Are you giving National Novel Writing Month a go this year? Me neither, but it’s inspired Merlin Mann to dispense some no-nonsense advice about how to start writing– and keep at it. (I appreciate the irony in linking to a blog post which advises not reading too many blog posts, but he makes some good points.)
- I’ll leave you with a handy guide to using apostrophes (found via Sonja Jefferson on Twitter). If you’re a professional writer you shouldn’t need it, but it might be handy next time someone asks you a grammar question. Bored? Check out the source code on that page as well.