What should we be warned about?

January 15, 2001

Today

I had an unique set of interviews, two candidates for the directorship of my

department, a.k.a the new boss. Two very knowledgeable people, one who

was web savvy and the other who needed to be sold on the idea of using the internet

for healthcare. It is one of the most searched items on the internet, of course

it’s not as high as warez, mp3s or porn but it’s still up there. My hospital

site gets a few hundred hits per day, this one gets a few dozen. I know that

in the year and 4 months it (the hospital’s site) has been up, we are about

to surpass the hits of the #1 hospital in town, we’re #3. My old VP’s and Manager’s

new gig is at the #1 hospital and I do plan on doing a good bit of friendly

ribbing about that. They’ve had about 2 years head start. But I digress…..

I’ve tweaked the

design a bit and noticed a little delay over a 56k modem. That will be corrected.

My plans to do some content management have been killed….I thought the process

through and I would have difficulty in archiving my topics. I always try to

incorporate some type of caching graphics on my sites, that way the other pages

will load faster, I’ve tried it with this page and will test a few more results.

I’m debating how to setup my resume and portfolio, my thumbnail program might

be over used soon.   I also have some mock-ups that are going to be

made public. 

This week will

be busy, my design for Premier…..actually my deadline

on the project is a week from today. I need to tweak the dhtml menus and finish

converting the data for Hamilton County from it’s old beta spec site format.

It’s really a neat design…..it uses a menu that is actually pulled from an

include page. I might have to go back and change that, but for the amount of

items in the menu it can wait. Jacob Nielsen

might not like it, but I do……for now. My next template design has it’s roots

in Mr. Nielsen’s books and theory of web design. He might cringe at the metaphorical

design of this site. I digress again…. My other deadlines are dealing with

billboards, an ad, writing tag lines, and the prospect of finding a new place

to live.

My trip to Atlanta

was fruitful….btw