Tag Archive | IA

WordPress as CMS, is it tablet-ready?

Xoom is my friend ❤

Too many hours at the desk – doctor shakes his head and sighs

With Xoom in hand, I wonder whether sufficient tools with tablet capability are available to facilitate mobile practice of information architecture. (As you may have noticed if you’ve read my posts on Gliffy and Websort).

So today, I am stepping beyond the well-trodden discussion of the relative utility of WordPress as content management software and asking a much narrower question:

How well might WordPress.com serve for managing content via tablet?

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Tested WordPress Dashboard on Xoom (and post by email)

This test focussed on content management beyond publishing pages or posts. Namely, managing tags, categories, contributor permissions and user interaction from the Dashboard.

All can be done quite easily, after pinch expanding the view to access the buttons which are really too small on the tablet. Thanks to Edward Kim’s No Root Screenshot It, I have pictures to share.

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On information architecture and content management

(a little annotated reading list)

Nothing new here.
(Although if you find this useful and I don’t know you, please do say Hi in the comments).

I plan to post an evaluation of the tablet-readiness of WordPress for content management (Update: posted May 28). I expect visitors to that post will already appreciate what content management is, the role of information architecture in content management and what information architects look for in content management software. (Because it seems unlikely they would find the post if they didn’t).  It certainly would not be efficient for anyone were I to rehash what has already been so well written, and so readily available with Google.

Nevertheless, just-in-case, starter background reading for you:
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WebSort : easy online card sorting [a review]

WebSort by UXPunk is an online tool designed for conducting and analysing remote card sorts. Its target market is website architects (or webmasters). Cardsorting aims to help solve the problem of organising a site’s content to meet audience needs and expectations.

Now that ambition is an obvious target for this novice bereted librarian, so I went to find out more.

See what I learned…!

Gliffy: Easy, Friendly, Flashy [a review]

Gliffy is an easy, intuitive, online diagram editor – on Flash. I am testing it’s usefulness for communicating concepts visually in information architecture (IA).

Read what I learned