We need to spend more time making our programs powerful and easy to use for perpetual intermediate users.
I'm continuing to noodle away at this Value-Driven (Idea to Implementation) process. I think I've got something a little simpler now.
The fact that Windows 8 and WinRT will host Web technologies natively got me thinking.
In a previous post, I laid down some initial thinking on a flexible framework that would make it easier to manage the way we move from idea to implementation.
During the Build keynotes, Microsoft made a point of referring to Windows 8 as a "no compromise" reimagining of Windows for all devices. The touch-first aspect may be able to make that claim, but there was a big fat turd of a compromise in another part of the system.
So, why is social media so successful? We're all, at some scope, fairly insignificant. I'm pretty sure I don't mean much to an exploding star. Hell, I don't mean much beyond my family. And that's the point... within a limited scope of existence, we all matter. It seems perhaps that social media, with it's bottom-up approach, allows one to build a scope of existence that enhances significance.
Sfumato Video wanted a Web experience that was visually and interactively rich. That meant some advanced CSS, jQuery, image optimization, and even a custom Silverlight Video Player.