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Ultimate Guide To Creating A Great News Page via @mkramer

64 Ways To Think About a News Homepage - TheLi.st @ Medium - Medium

This has to be the most comprehensive, well thought out post we've ever seen on creating a news page. They focus on "news homepage", but the lessons apply well to a page every website needs - News. 

News is becoming increasingly important. We are drowning in information, but your ability to filter, curate and share what is really important builds following, increases traffic and shares. News pages need to be constructed in particular ways to as the post points out.

Build in some Feedly, Twitter widgets or Buzz Sumo (or other ways to make the page ping automatically. Don't go 100% feeds since that opts out of the principal benefit - showing your ability to filter, curate and influence by what you choose.

Best curator at exposing his filter preferences and building substantial following I know is Brian Yanish at Marketing Hits (@Marketinghits). 

Create a great news page, have some of it fire with a robot and curate the rest and your following, traffic and return will grow.  

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No Trends or Fads Says Dieter Rams via @HaikuDeck by G. McGuickin

No Trends or Fads Says Dieter Rams via @HaikuDeck by G. McGuickin | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Things that matter don't go out of style, but they can be HARD to find, remember and sustain...unless you are Dieter Rams.

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Making Process Visible & A Lesson In Web Design: Mario Botta at Bechtler Museum

Making Process Visible & A Lesson In Web Design: Mario Botta at Bechtler Museum | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Curator As Hero
I won't copy my linked GPlus (https://plus.google.com/102639884404823294558/posts/3KLUrc157bC ) post except to say look at the ceiling. I left the top of this image so you can see THE LIGHTS.

I like to do this exercise in department stores too. Looking at the lights gives you a sense for how some a hard working team created the subtle emphasis that now guides your learning and eye. Seeing the lighting always tells you how DRAMATIC the act of curating is too.

NOW ask yourself how you create drama, emphasis, light and shadow on your website? I share more #webdesign thoughts on the linked post. Bravo to the team at the Bechtler Museum in Charlotte, NC for their hard work on the Mario Botta exhibit. KUDOS!

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Evolution of Web Design & Marketing Infographic via @Curagami

Evolution of Web Design & Marketing Infographic via @Curagami | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Pushing web design forward too fast blows up trust from internal stake holders and visitors. There is an organic path the journey to online community takes.
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Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, July 3, 2014 12:07 AM

Marty I agree. So many businesses still think "Build it and they will come".
The website gets built, they spend thousands promoting it and doing social media and yes the visitors come. One small problem no one discussed with the website development company or budgeted for follow up analytics and review of the design and content to see what changes can be made to improve the ux. So many visitor never comes back and that's where the problem is with most websites. Percentage of return visitors is key.