Tag Archives: Kevin Shoesmith

Cool Example of AJAX in a Blog — Increases Usability

Scott Abel’s The Content Wrangler has a cool example of using AJAX (asynchronous javascript) in his blog to increase usability. Kevin Shoesmith is the blog designer behind the Wrangler’s makeover. I’m really impressed by the new site design, particularly the AJAX functionality. (Here’s Scott’s more detailed explanation of AJAX.) Overall the site looks more professionally Continue Reading »

Information Architecture: Organizing Chaos, Metadata, Taxonomy vs. Folksonomy, and the Dublin Core

Download MP3 file Duration: 27 min. In this podcast, I talk with Kevin Shoesmith about information architecture and the challenge of organizing complicated websites. Kevin explains about the importance of metadata, providing user-driven organization, taxonomy vs. folksonomy, the Dublin core, the usability of web menus. Music from Podshow. Check out Kevin’s blog.