Friday, March 28, 2008

Why Google Sites & Blogger over proprietary system?

  • Goals?
    • Who updates?
  • Email posts to
  • Categorize posts via tags
  • Relatively infinite design, programming and hosting resources
  • Easier to maintain (?)
  • I don't like the way the proprietary system paints the page with every link.
  • The proprietary sites I've seen are very rough.
  • How many people in the proprietary organization?
  • If the proprietary organization doesn't work out, we can't can't someone else to work on the site for us because it's a proprietary system. We'd have to rebuild the site.
  • Here are a couple sites:
  • Example
  • The pages are slow to load.
  • Caveats:
    • I am not a designer
    • I am not a copy writer
    • I understand function
  • Spencer suggested that we look at the Acadia Senior College web site here.
  • Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design
    • Service times should be first and formost - that's mostly what people want to see
    • No fluff language.
  • Money

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