For my 3-beer conversation with Ben, I haven't heard from him. but in the meantime I'd fought I'd get a reading among others.
All sorts of things have to compete for newcomers attention but two scrolling galleries feels like entering pi towers by having to cross two treadmills running at different speeds. They first have to fully load before they can display, hence the slowness.
Now what i want to bounce of the readership is, do we really need such a large invitation to the weblog on a page which competes for other more important things to show the newcomer?
If it's underneath a link, well, we just update our bookmarks.
Now do we need it to be called "Blog"?
Again newcomers may not understand that it's the most interesting part of the site. Normally they expect that to be headed under 'Latest News'. So I'm wondering if the blog should be remained "Showcase" in the top bar, with a catalogue of tags not far away.
I used to work for an architect who's solution to office mess was "Start a File..". In the end we had thousands of files and no way to find the one we were looking for. Likewise the tags seem to be spur of the moment keywords, hundreds of them there are but no reason for the newcomer to think that a possibility of any of them existing. After all they are unaware that they are unaware.
what do you think?
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