Life in the Fast Lane
I have been rather busy lately and posts have been rare — this entry will explain some of the reasons but will probably leave you with more questions than answers. Bear with me. In a few weeks time you will know why. Right, let’s start some rumors.
First. I will be moving to Italy in September. Some of you may know why, yet some of you may have to wait a little before understanding what the heck is going on. It may not come as a surprise to you that this new endeavor is design related. This decision will change my life and career. Trust me.
Second. I will have my own blog. Yes. I must be the last designer in this business not to have his own blog. That will change. I’m currently working hard to get everything ready and figure out how to hack my way through Movable Type 3.0. Yes, I did cough up the $69. Six Apart needs to make money too, you know.
So why leave SB? There are a few reasons. First and foremost I want my own design. Something I can play with and change the way I see fit. Furthermore my own blog will be associated with my voice more clearly. Expect some thought provoking content in the future. So when will it launch? Ah, good question. I can’t let you know an exact date at this time. But in a few weeks is probably realistic. Don’t worry, you will hear about it.
Third. You probably noticed that there have not been any new issues of FAST, Weekend Reading and Guru on Paper. Again this is due to the lack of time at the moment. As any blogger knows, quality content takes time. Blogging in general takes time and dedication. In the coming weeks you should not expect a whole lot of posts. But I will be back (you know how to pronounce that…)
To avoid posting an entry exclusively about me, here are some links to noteworthy stuff related to design, usability, blogging and what not.
90% of All Usability Testing is Useless
Lane Becker — Adaptive Path
Thousands of Blogs Fall Silent
Michelle Delio — Wired
Brand You Survival Kit
Tom Peters — Fast Company
That Wicked Worn Look: Part 4
Cameron Moll — Authentic Boredom
Movable Type Pricing and Licensing Structure Changes
Note: I think Jason is wrong to a certain degree. Pricing can not be a matter of iteration using customer feedback but of market and business dynamics. If customers set the price you will be out of business before even selling anything. Now if only Jason had enabled comments.
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