Here is the final blog post on today’s #wcconf sessions. Again, this is a rapid fire/real time reaction to the speaker(s). My thoughts in ().

  • (People coming in, I have remained in the same seat for two days. I am going to miss it. In fact, my unhealthy attraction for the Gleacher Center has reached epic proportions)
  • (I want Jeff Eaton’s glasses. I may steal them off him during his presentation)
  • (Karen is already going to swear. I’m giddy. )
  • 11th hour shit storm problem, we have ALL experienced this
  • We are smart people, yet will still run into this issues.
  • The Day 2 problem starts on Day 1.
  • (love when presenters reference other presenters in the same conference, it makes it seem like they are paying attention to each other. )
  • Oh no! Karen went live with the existing content *cue lightening bolts* “Systemic failure”
  • We knew the content sucked, but we couldn’t do anything about it. (internally dancing in my seat)
  • 7000pages + 45 people + 6 weeks + 5400 = (um…ouch)
  • Work with the worst content and the least complaint content providers
  • Usability testing with content providers, not just end users.
  • (this is a fucking good presentation)
  • (interested to see how hard core project managers think of content strategy)
  • Any time you work on content it is later than you wanted to.
  • Black Boxing content is a systemic problem
  • (Convincing non 11th hour shit storm of content creation is a bitch)
  • Web strategy is not to new navigation options, it is to create more information for people to find.
  • Not enough to persuade, you need to do it.
  • Old Process diagrams…(hee hee good for a laugh)
  • Demand to see real content in in designs so you can see the missing pieces
  • Bring your own project plan and sync up activities
  • (you know when you go to a show and bands just seem to single handedly kick ass, pushing the others toward more awesomeness? That is happening with today’s presenters. Blown. Away)
  • (really cool the way Jeff is showing the back end of a site and how easy it is to add content on the fly)
  • Drupal has a rep of being really flexible, but hard to manage content.
  • Joomla somewhere in the middle ground
  • WordPress, ridiculously easy for content
  • shift focus away from features and towards task flow
  • abject failure to apply user process design to CMSs
  • (running over the time limit and NO ONE wants to leave. Fucking awesome)
  • When presenting new designs you have to present the CMS input as well.
  • CMS can do it, but will it do it well???
  • stress test with the most possible content
  • Content migration takes longer than you think
  • Good planet takes planning and time
  • No one goes to admire their templates, they are there for your content
  • people who design the site need a good experience too.
  • OUT!
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