Holiday note 3: knitting a web presence

I find website appearance both more and less important, as I suggested in a post a couple of years ago (although it seems only like a couple of months ago ;-).

Less important because I now experience many sites as part of the feed-based universe which makes up much of my information consumption. I 'look' at CNN, for example, quite a bit, but rarely visit the actual site. More important because my perception of an organization's website now plays a more important part in my impression of that organization.

Anyway, over the holiday I have seen quite a few online holiday greetings and sites in festive garb. The one that I liked best was the University of Plymouth's home page. It is playful and pleasing. It is not often that you see knitting textures as part of a University website! It communicated a good image of the organization, I thought.

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(I have linked the picture to the University's home page. I hope that future versions of the home page don't disappoint ;-)

Comments: 2

Jan 13, 2009
John Kirriemuir

That's timely; was just blogging about the emergence of knitting as a socially-open activity for academics and librarians:

http://www.silversprite.com/?p=794

It would be interesting to know the rationale behind UoPs picture, and the profile of the people behind it.

Jan 13, 2009
Susan

Thank you for sharing that. It really is a lovely website and an unusual image for an University.