Perpetual BETA: this sites 2010 to-do list

This site launched in May 2009, it has so far received a total of 21,695 views (according to WordPress Blog Stats 12/12/09) but due to client commitments and other projects its not yet finished, but it launched as it means to continue, in a state of perpetual BETA and creative development.

Below is the remaining to-do-list; and there’s still bigger Open-Source plans for the widget sidebar (right). Please do feel free to leave comments, feedback and ideas – constructive criticism is always appreciated – thank you in advance =)

Still To-Do:

  • Finalize content, copy-writing and video uploads to help explain ‘What We Do’.
  • Finish/Upload the latest Credentials document to display ‘Latest Work’ (including Design & Branding, Social-Tech in Education, Strategic Campaign Planning, Vehicle Livery and Academic Keynote Speaking… to name but a few things).
  • Develop ‘Latest Endeavors’ into ‘Endeavor Blog’ and enhance Article Navigation, Search and Archive functions (potential WordCloud favourites feature), plus show ‘number of comments’ and ‘published dates’ in preview mode.
  • UK/US dictionary options – comments and endeavor (endeavour) ?
  • Add dates to blog posts with a CC auto-licensing feature
  • Add a ‘scroll up – back to top of page tab’ [influenced by Toggle site]
  • Add/adjust legal/disclaimer/socialmediapolicy info to blog – see blog discloser policy – also develop a short t&c reference link for email footer:
    […] Disclaimer: the following post is in draft format, much of the information needs clarification and my thoughts fell from my fingers into the keyboard without much consideration for the good work already being done – the following is not meant to be taken literally and it is not meant to dis-colour any local, government or academic authorities and initiatives – its simply my honest opinion and open thinking because that’s what blogs are for right? […]

    […] This email (which includes any files transmitted with it) is confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed.

    If you are not the intended recipient, be advised that you have received this email in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing,

    or copying of this email is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error please notify Fellow™ by telephone on [.…]

    […] Email listing and data terms – emails will never be sold or distributed […]

  • Develop a clear Social Media Policy and Online Participation Guidelines <great start from Carl Haggerty!
  • Develop menu system (see dropdown header at fastco)
  • Site currently runs User Agent (WordPress Mobile Edition), must check bug issue with DotMobi
  • Investigate iPad version – current CSS has a bug which doesn’t allow scroll – and check this list! http://www.apple.com/ipad/ready-for-ipad)
  • Investigate Android/RIM/Tablet compatibility
  • Prepare EU Cookie Directive/Audit for ‘Essential Cookies (User Login, etc)’ and ‘Non-essential Cookies and Behaviour Tracking (Google Analytics, Social share Buttons etc)’ – see Cookie Law and Simple Wired Guide
  • Consider/integrate a Tiny URL service (useful consideration/reference)
  • Reconsider Phreadz functions
  • Make Right Sidebar Collapsible/Minimizable (Eg. Less Intrusive)
  • Create *Responsive* Design/Dynamic UX/UI (resize browser exampleA and exampleB)
  • Add Lightbox functionality to Flickr Widget.
  • Adjust/Create ‘Play-Audio-Within-Widget’ functions for the AudioBoo and Blip Widgets
  • Adjust retweets icon – incorporate http://tweetmeme.com functionality
  • Remove gap between tweet icon / comments header and comment panel
  • Restyle comment and pingpack functions to add threaded commenting (*visual inspiration here* and system http://js-kit.com) and highlight own replies to community (Inspiration: http://personalmba.com/business-school-top-four  and  http://tweetsuite.ihatemornings.com)
  • Look at gravatar integration
  • Google+ integration ?
  • Style PingBack Function (it currently kicks widget sidebar to the right)
  • Develop fully customizable Widget-Set and release as OpenSource for WordPress
  • Structure & re-assign all my registered domain names to support additional SEO
  • Remove Seesmic button and add a related Quora Answer button.
  • Work out a *page moving system/plugin* that doesn’t create dead links or dead google SEO urls
  • Add ‘keyword related suggestions’ to the FailWhale 404 page – help users find the right content
  • Incorporate Campaign Monitor / MailChimp functionality
  • Develop animated Avatar (http://fromme-toyou.tumblr.com/tagged/gif)
  • Investigate WPMU & BuddyPress stuff like CAPTCHA etc…––Also look to add some links to inspirational/respected blogs:

 

Jason Kottke

Josh Russell

Christian Payne

Seth Godin

Sam Wilson

Toggle

D&Q

Phil Campbell

AmazingPosts

TheEmployerHandbook

Marcus Weskcamp

Hydragenic

Tim Clague

Clay Shirky

Brian Solis

ConversationPrism

Nicolas Carr

Jessica Hagy

Randy Krum

Full Stop Interactive

Hey Yoshimi

Dan McQuillan

Russell Davies

Joel Spolsky

Dan Pink

Neil Perkin

Aleks Krotoski

HighWired

The 99 Percent

Information is Beautiful

GOOD

Teemu Arina

David Thorne

Michael Nielsen

Thomas Gokey

Marc Cuban

Frog Design

John Gruber

Discovery Institute

Paul Graham

Paul Miller

TechPicnic

Creative Generalist

SpecialTen

Always With Honour

Umair Hague

Dougald Hine

Social Edge

UrbanScale

Tom Chatfield

Aegir Hallmundur

Tim Davies

Jane McGonical

Keenan Yii

Aaron Endre

AdaFruit Industries (Hardware Hacking)

Berg London & Others

InventorSpot

TED

Do Lectures

Slashdot

BetaLi.st

co:

37Signals

Jess3

Bush Tech Survival Kit

PSYblog

John Hagel

Tim Brown (IDEO Fellow)

Stephen Zades

FunTheory

Raw UK

Luke Williams

JP Rangaswami

Kontra

Tom Hulme

Jonathan McDonald

Curated By

Meena Kadri

Paul Miller

Dentsu London

Bonnier R&D Publishing

Tinker

Gary Hamel

Ant Miller

Gary Tan

Matt Locke

LocalOpolis

Jeffrey Phillips

Jeremiah Owyang

Marshall Kirkpatrick

Philip Auerswald

♥wireframes

Method

CraigNewmark

Evan Roth

Rik Lomas

Buster Benson

Mattias Östmar

GlobalWebIndex

Stamen SF

RealitySandwich

BrainPickings

James Burke

theFWA (BenTheBodyGuard)

ArtDirectorsClub

Tatt.ly

Zach Holmann

Rob Hawkes

Wildbit

Matt Galligan

Oscar Bonilla

Seed Series Finance Documents (used by Instagram for round 1 funding)

Richard Millington (see: Online Community Manifesto)

EconomicsForHumanity

Mother Jones

2 Comments

fellowcreative

about 5 years ago

Thanks Ben. Its an additional feature for the open-source widget set I keep pondering, You're a legend as usual. I'll take a look '-)

Ben Walker

about 5 years ago

Re: "Work out a *page moving system/plugin* that doesn’t create dead links or dead google SEO urls", have you tried the Redirection plugin? It's pretty comprehensive. I've been using it for a year or so and it works well: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/redirection/

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