User Experience, Usability and Design links for October 13th

I bookmark a lot of pages and sites which I find interesting, inspirational and informative every day! I’d like to share some of them with you here. In general they are about user experience, usability, UCD, accessbility and design. In general, but not always!!

  • Now Google is supposedly interested in Opodo | Tnooz
    Many a jaw dropping on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean today following a report in the Wall Street Journal speculating that Google is interested in buying Opodo.
  • Fear, loathing and content strategy « Mapped.
    There is a prevailing and ongoing confusion around the relatively new title of content strategist, and the field called content strategy. I find these arguments simultaneously boring and frustrating, and while I hardly think one post from me is going to silence the issue, I wanted to see if I could tease out some of the arguments here.
  • » Producing quality content with multiple contributors Johnny Holland – It’s all about interaction » Blog Archive
    You’ve probably heard the saying “too many cooks spoil the broth.”  It implies that having lots of people involved in the production of any one outcome isn’t a good thing. The same can be said for managing large websites. In fact, “too many authors spoil the content” is a much more pertinent issue in today’s digital world. Unfortunately it’s one that’s hard to escape.
  • Is HTML 5 ready for production yet? W3C don’t think so! | Made by Many
    Apparently the crux of the issue is getting HTML 5 to behave the same in different browsers and using different video devices. Now forgive me if I’m wrong but hasn’t that always been the case with HTML?! He goes on to say that the HTML 5 specification may not "feature-complete" until mid 2011.
  • Part One of Four: 101 ways to use mobile messages in travel | Tnooz
    The competition to earn customers in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries is intense. The operations of hotels, restaurants, cruise operators, airlines, car rental agencies, and even tourist boards may be diverse, but the desire and need to be unique in the eyes of the customer – to differentiate from competitors on more than just price – remains constant.

Please do feel free to suggest other related (and unrelated ones)!

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