Particular Posts was a session at IndieWebCamp LA 2016.
Notes archived from: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/particularposts
IndieWebCamp LA 2016 Session: Particular Posts AKA Miss Jocelyn's Home For Particular Posts Date and Time: 2016-11-05 14:40
- Jocelyn Ranne
- Rachel Upshaw
- Tantek Çelik
- David Shanske
- Chris Aldrich
- Jeremy Keith
- Kartik Prabhu KP [remote]
Jocelyn's problem statement: how to keep separate areas for different topics of writing instead of putting everything on one list.
Jeremy shows adactio.com, and speaks to distinguishing Articles, Journal entries, and notes. He someshat regrets this separation.
Tantek: I think tags are too specific, and that this is more about broad swaths of topics
Rachel: instead of "journal", it would be like yoga
Chris: like Kevin Marks points about different "publics". Chris shows his categories which he has many of but are broader than his tags.
Jocelyn: I would have a yoga category, and with subcategories
David: Is that more of how you would present it? Like pick 10 things?
Jocelyn: Maybe I could wear different hats.
Jocelyn: yoga, separate from acting, from fiction writing. higher level thing like four categories
Example: future-expansion.com - has live checkbox based filtering - 2D based UI for those groupings
KP: example live tag filtering: http://jasonsantamaria.com/articles/
Another example: yamp.org
Werd.io has filtering in a UI at the top to pick which post types you can view.
aaronparecki.com uses https://indieweb.org/Teacup
KP: I use tags to filter e.g. in second paragraph of https://kartikprabhu.com/
KP: another example: http://danielmall.com/work/ filters by year, client, typeface
"It's like a grownup sticker chart"
The Noun Project has icons for many things
Who am I, why am I here.
To help your audience not feel overwhelmed when they come to your site
Direction (directing) as a design element
How do you give them options but give them a roughly linear story of what you're trying to present, the image of yourself you're trying to present
Related: use of different silos for different audiences, thus selective POSSEing per silo
Tantek: for me: fitness, web technology & creativity, book reading, photography, futurism. And some may overlap, e.g. fitness photos may go in both.
Jeffrey: or different web sites for each category
David: and we're 15 min over
Tantek: so now we're going from a publisher's perspective of grouping for different audiences to being in that audience and reading ...