I’ve got a list of things I need to learn more about and keep studying.
Here’s a short list of what’s top of mind lately:
Mobile reading – how do you create a good or acceptable experience?
HTML5 – what is it and is it ready for primetime?
Faceted Search display – Is this the future for results display?
Going Mobile – Is it going to be a device specific app or is it going to be something standard or web based? There’s a right answer here but lordy how long will that take and can anyone wait?
Anyway, I found some intersting links that have helped so I’m sharing them here but I’m really storing them here too so I can find them again.
Here’s the standard overview of the less techncial among us. In short, HTML5 aims to reduce the need for proprietary plug-in-based rich internet application (RIA) technologies such as Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, Apache Pivot, and Sun JavaFX. Hmmm, no plug’ins. That’s cool and would truly cook all those app store business models, eh?
I have to say that when the co-developer of XML isn’t sure if HTML5 is right/ready/etc. then I look deeper under the hood. This post goes under the hood to geek levels.
Mobile App or Mobile Web (two parts) from Commonplace.ney blog
I still have some discomfort with the idea of newspapers and long documents on telephones to read but apparently this is normal reading in Japan and other places. I guess we need to review and reseaarch this further. Is alphabet dirven reading different than Asian character sets for reading?
I have been entranced by visual display and faceted search for many years. I just don’t simple list displays like Google’s very useful or rich. I was interested to see this slide show about Toronto Public Library’s research into faceted display. I do like both Endeca and Brainware display and facets.