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Weekly listserv journal – Advertising on low-volume sites

This week people talked about a couple of options for accepting and serving ads for a low-volume site.  It was interesting to see a few open source projects on this.  I’ll definitely take a look at these later, because I’ve worked on sites in the past that tried running banner ads and the solutions we came up with were always less than optimal.

As part of a class project I’ve been reading the Online-News mailing list and responding to some of the issues and discussion brought up there.

Weekly listserv journal – PDF publishing on the web

A poster from Brazil mentioned that his paper was shifting from html to all-pdf web editions.  A lot of people brought up possible problems with this.  Bandwidth was mentioned, as was the fact that on an html web page, every story can contain links to classifieds and other revenue-generation ads.  Then again some companies are interested because it’s shovelware–instead of having a staff for the online edition, you can simply dump the pdfs made form the print edition online.

As part of a class project I’ve been reading the Online-News mailing list and responding to some of the issues and discussion brought up there.

Weekly listserv journal – Cross-cultural user interface design

A poster mentioned that they want to concentrate on cross-cultural user interface design in school, but hadn’t seen much about it.  No one seemed to think that there was enough research/work done on the issue, and I don’t think I’ve really seen anything about it.  There are some obvious things like language but the real problem is how different cultures assign different meaning to signs and symbols.

As part of a class project I’ve been reading the Online-News mailing list and responding to some of the issues and discussion brought up there.