It took a lot of trial and error, but I finally figured out how to make my summer running clothes smell fresh instead of disgusting.
It’s bleach. Read More
As I mentioned in a former post, many race websites I visit don’t have pertinent race information front and center. It’s frustrating and I can’t come up with any good reason to make users dig to find when and where a race is taking place. I think it’s mostly lack of expertise in web and information design.
Just today I was looking for a fall ultra and the first site I came across was not only missing a date and location on the homepage, it didn’t have any distance indicated. It took two clicks to find race distances and four to find the location.
Here are some best practices for race websites:
If all of this seems like common sense, it is. But I’m shocked at the number of sites that either don’t have all of this information or have a site so disorganized it’s almost impossible to find it. Take a good hard look at your site (or have someone else look) and make sure it isn’t confusing. You work hard to put on a good race and your website should show that!
* Race directors: I’m happy to look at your site and offer a critique if you want. I am a web content coordinator with 12+ years of experience in site management and I have completed graduate work in information design. Contact me for information.
I had a pair of Altra Intuitions that I wasn’t using for running anymore, but still liked to wear around the house and beyond. Unfortunately, they were super duper ugly, which made it somewhat embarrassing to wear them around the house and beyond. (mostly beyond) But one day I was hanging out on Instagram and a fellow runner posted a picture of a pair of Hokas that were a fabulous shade of orange. Everyone commented on the color and he confessed that it couldn’t be purchased; he had used fabric paint to change the color! So that got me thinking…