While the reaction to the Government of Canada web template design (CLF3Layout.doc, 100Kb) published in my previous blog post was extremely positive, the item that generated the most intriguing follow-up conversation was the concept of crowdsourcing the CLF 3.0 visual design to the general public.
crowdsourcing loudspeaker imageIt is well documented that the Government of Canada has fallen behind other governments when it comes to Gov 2.0 initiatives. Countries like New Zealand, Finland and Australia have all created clean, modern and professional look and feel standards for their government web properties.
* After face to face, video is the best way to connect with customers.
* Increases your online visibility.
* YouTube is the #2 search engine.
* 80% of people watch video online, and that number is growing.
* Keep your video authentic and personable, precise and to the point, and keep them short.
Having social media bookmarking or sharing options has become an absolutely essential feature for all websites, especially the design-related ones. What’s also important is that those social media sections are becoming a place for the designers to show off their skills and very frequently we can spot highly stylized social media icons linking to or referencing different social networks. They help to grab visitors’ attention and make the logos immediately recognizable.