Can someone give me a nice pithy philosophical quote on the tribulations of students aiming to meet academic expectations and yet practice real world online norms – particularly when “norm” isn’t so norm online?

The short story is:

Making academic style references online is a bit of a nuisance [understated].

What do you think? Jump to comments to tell me? 🙂

You may read the long story below. For now, this page will serve as repository for all academic-style references I might use from time to time in this site. Except those in posts tagged Recommended Reading.


References for Gliffy Review

  1. Schmidt, B. (2010, December 20). From wireframes to code, Part I. UX matters. Retrieved from ~~
  2. Gliffy. (n.d.). Site Map Software – Free and no download required with Gliffy Online. Retrieved May 27, 2012, from ~~
  3. King, T. (2010, September 15). Gliffy review – How does it stack up against LucidChart and Visio? Less Annoying CRM. Retrieved from ~~
  4. Garrett, J. J. (2002). Visual vocabulary for describing information architecture and interaction design. Jesse James Garrett. Retrieved from ~~
  5. Kohlhardt, C. (2012, April 19). How Gliffy is managing the risk of re-writing their product in HTML5 [Guest post]. Atlassian Blogs: Confluence. Retrieved from ~~
  6. Travis, A. T. (2009, May 12). Sketchy wireframes: When you can’t (or shouldn’t) draw a straight line. Boxes and Arrows. Retrieved from ~~

References for WebSort Review

  1. Baty, S., & Spencer, D. (2009, May 25). All About Card Sorting: An Interview with Donna Spencer. UXmatters. Retrieved from ~~
  2. Turner, N. (2010, October 18). Online card sorting – even better than the real thing? UX for the masses. Retrieved from ~~
  3. Clark, C. (2010, December 4). Planning your website: An introduction to online card sorting. Forum One News. Retrieved from ~~

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The longer sad story:

I found a lovely html solution for allowing readers to jump from a (hyperlinked reference) [#]  to a Reference list on the same post or page. However if I placed these references at the foot of (or anywhere in) my page (post) they interfered with the flow of [potential] conversation.

So, I fiddled about unsuccessfully with the pagination feature here in WordPress. It was so pretty to see the references disappear. Such a shame it broke the anchor links.

Silver Lining

This might turn out easier: Rather than scrolling up and down in my posts to ensure the html is correct; I can open this post in a separate window and switch between it and my topical post while I make references. 🙂

What do you do about references?


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