Life in 140 characters

Summing up life in 140 characters has become a challenge and skill (that’s 66 – but this is a blog, so I don’t have to be done yet!).

Using Twitter and Facebook to communicate with the world has made me think about the necessity of getting right to the point, saying what you mean to say and getting out of there. These two particular portals have now trained me to think in smaller bites of information.

All this led me to think about site architecture on websites.

Too many times, I see websites that are all about the owner and not the user. By this I mean that the owner or developer pays the most attention to information or content that is important to them and spends seemingly little time on presenting the information for which the user is most likely looking.

Perhaps a better approach would be to start out thinking about what the user is likely coming to the website for and then building a website that serves that purpose.

With that in mind, the next two websites from CarricDesign will feature bold, easy to follow choice paths right from the home page. If the implementation follows as it is being designed to work, these websites will be different and set apart from their competitors, simply because they will make it very easy for users to find the most commonly sought-after information first.

I can’t wait to see how this affects the usability and user-ship of the websites!