TL;DNR

  • Content is just as important to UX as aesthetics.
  • Without content, your site (and all of its functionality and pretty design) is worthless.
  • Trying to stay up to date with blog posts is hard.

I’m going to say this straight out of the gates: this blog post is kind of a cop-out. There have been a ton of changes in my life lately, so I’ve been a little MIA when it comes to this blog. One of the things I’ve been trying to do, though, finally (~3 months after launching the new site) is to populate my portfolio a bit more so people have stuff to look at. People like looking at stuff.

There are a handful of new entries for web and media projects I’ve worked on with Zebradog, one or two freelance/side-project pieces, and a whole slew of dance items. Art is still forthcoming, as is any updates on Trinker (we’ve had a big month, and February will continue to be so).

Content is, however, one of the pieces of UX that I neglect the most. I’m always an advocate for designing with the content in mind, but I usually write it off as “some text” or “an image and some text”, or some generalization of what the content actually is. The volume of content is incredibly important, and can really make or break a design if appropriate consideration isn’t taken. There’s a lot of material out there about content strategy, so that would probably be a good place to look if you wanted to brush up on it.



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