October has always been a busy month for me. Even though Doorless Chambers is not happening this year, and I’ve decided not to do a haunt for the neighborhood trick-or-treaters (handing out candy is up in the air, too), I’m still busy.
I’ve been digging around through my personal archives for Disney objects that I could give away each month. Things that I’ve collected and never used, opened, and don’t need or want (they didn’t do so well on eBay). And, not just old things, but new things, too (check out next month’s giveaway)! So far, I’ve collected enough items for almost a full year of giveaways, which will be a great chance for guests to help support the website and get something cool in return. You can also check out the new “Monthly Giveaway” page for details and past & current giveaways.
Last night, I began reading Steve Krug’s Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability which couldn’t have come at a better time. I’ve been mulling around the idea of revamping the Disney Experience for a while, and I think it’s about time to get that started before the year is out. But, this time, I will be really looking at everything and asking myself important questions like, “Do I need this?,” “Should this go here?” and “Is this too hard to understand? One of my main concerns is ease of use, and site navigation. How easy would it be for a newcomer? Would they shy away after a while? Do they know what this site is and what it’s about?
I seriously need to rethink things. If you have any thoughts/recommendations, let me know what you think can be improved/changed/added, and let me know what parts are easy/hard/confusing. Post your responses here.
Halloween is coming up fast, and I haven’t even started on this year’s treat! I had an idea, thanks to Becky (shhh!), but I haven’t decided upon a design, and I don’t know if I would get it finished in time. The other problem is that it may not appeal to many guests; I mean, it’s not something that serves any purpose unless a previously-released item is downloaded. I need to think on this, though I don’t have much time.