A poorly designed website has real impacts, whether page views or sales. We won’t hesitate to bounce away to another with a better user experience.

1. Requiring users to signup before browsing your site
2. Forgetting about multiple screens
3. Having ridiculous forms to fill out
4. Using hard to read or cutesy fonts
5. Implementing a Search bar that sucks
6. Bombarding the reader with a wall of text
7. Displaying your products with low-res images

MS – 8 Non stop animated gifs (you will discover what I’m talking about)

Marty Note
Agree with all 7 of these annoying disasters and would add an 8th – too many animated gifs all running at the same time with NO STOP.



Source: thenextweb.com

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One of the great things about medieval art and architecture is that people just went in and did things. They didn’t build models and scale them up, building great cathedrals and abbeys was a learning process as much as anything else. This means many of these apparently perfect aspirations to the Heavenly Jerusalem have some often quite comical mistakes, corrections and bodge-jobs that once you see, you can’t unnotice.

Source: stainedglassattitudes.wordpress.com

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Last week, in TWIOE, I noted a challenge from Stephen Hurley to pen a letter to a new teacher.  I’ve been mulling this around, editing/revising, and figured it was time to let it go.  Here would be…


Dear New Teacher:

Congratulations on starting the next stage in your life.  As an educator in the province, you have the opportunity to mold the lives and help set the direction for thousands of students over the course of your career…


Source: dougpete.wordpress.com

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Editors work hard to offer useful content on a daily basis, but end up spending a lot of their time weeding their way through guest blog pitches that don’t quite hit the mark. Try these nine tactics to impress your favorite blog’s editor and get your work published today.

Source: www.convinceandconvert.com

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“Storytelling is an art that requires finesse, integrity and a touch of humility, and there is possibly no greater storyteller than filmmaker Steven Spielberg.”


Read the full article to find out more about these 6 storytelling lessons from Spielberg:

Work with the right collaboratorsGet up close and personalKnow when to repurpose great storiesDelight in the processStory first, technique secondLearn from your mistakes

Source: www.onespot.com

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