Supercharge your web content entry using Markdown

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There is belief among a growing number of writers who have discovered the benefits of Markdown, that it could soon go mainstream. They have found that they can create web pages faster - simply by adding a few easy-to-remember characters to their text. Their enthusiasm stems from the fact that it is quicker than using the styling features built into CMS systems and web design programs. A version of markdown is also now used by the UK’s Government Digital Service.

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Insights into content strategy - a compilation

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I have just completed a fascinating six month project, creating a new online content strategy course. Users are finding it to be thought-provoking and inspirational, and that’s mainly thanks to the help and enthusiasm of the many professional content contributors (most of whom I have not met) who have added their knowledge to the compilation.

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Why ‘top tasks’ should not be your top task

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I saw a sweeping statement in an article recently: ‘Most of the value of your website is in the top tasks’. But this fails to distinguish between the ‘easy to do’ from the ‘important to know’.

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