Some advice for building a web site – 2007
To some extent I am repeating myself, but I just had to get this down. The web is evolving and rules change. Both for the the people using the web and for the people publishing. First, consider these four words, describing a couple of things that are important (click the words to get the full story behind them):
Make it available and remember the long tail.
Communication channel. Not only a distribution channel.
Metadata, tags, RSS, widgets and descriptions.
Give the users control.
Then focus on keeping things simple and spend huge amounts of money on getting the usability right.
Then build your site using as ...