Web 2.0

2Aug

The BBC iPlayer is officially Web 2.0 compliant

...and only a year or two behind the trend - good show!

Those of you fearing that the BBC is out of touch as far as the web is concerned need worry no more - the recently-opened-private-beta of the BBC iPlayer is at the cutting edge of interactive design. I mean, just look at the Beta application page: [read more...]


29Jul

How to lose half your subscribers in 28 days or less

A case study on the difficulties in selling a blog and maintaining readership

Followers of Wisdump may be familiar with the saga over the new ownership. The once-mighty Web 2.0 blog changed hands twice in a very short space of time, and has fallen from grace in some respect as a result. Indeed, the FeedBurner subscriber statistics tell a grim tale - once standing at around the 7,500 mark, the total number of RSS subscribers now languishes at around little more than 3,000. Where did it all go wrong? [read more...]


6Mar

Colour Lovers - Colour Trends and Palettes

For some inexplicable reason, the Web 2.0 Colour Palette post I wrote back in August 2006 has been perennially popular – over 150,000 pageviews since the posting, and phrases like ‘web 2.0 colors’ have been consistently top in my search engine keyword referrals. That suggests two things to me – first, the five minutes I spent back in August putting that post together was definitely worth it, and secondly – there are a lot of people interested in colour palettes. [read more...]


28Feb

Tracking hot trends with Trendio, Web 2.0 style

I love statistics. Whether it’s my Techorati ranking, web server log files or my FeedBurner subscriber numbers, the numbers that shape my work are a fascination. I’m sure it’s the same for a lot of bloggers out there too – surely most must have obsessive-compulsive like desires to keep up to date with figures? [read more...]


13Nov

Great Fonts for Web 2.0

A selection of typefaces for the modern web era

Fonts are an essential part of design - but there are thousands of fonts out there, so knowing which ones to use can be quite daunting. Here's a roundup of some fonts that have found popularity recently. [read more...]


11Nov

What's Wrong with Web 2.0?

Bubble? What bubble?

Aside from the fact that nobody knows quite what Web 2.0 actually is, not everything is sweet-smelling in the latest wave of websites. Web 2.0 is a mixed bag of great successes, swathes of unmentioned failures, and squandered venture capital. But what is it that lurks rotten at the bottom of Web 2.0? [read more...]