Is it a slippery slope?

I panicked!

When I was a teenager we used to take the piss out of my step father incessantly as he progressively held his newspaper farther and farther away so he could read it.  We used to joke that he needed Go Go Gadget Mechanical Arms.

Age and Eyesight

This has come back to bite me in the ass.  I thought it may be the screen on my new phone but I’ve now worked out that my site is going as well.  I’ve always had perfect vision, which is quite surprising as I regularly work on computers and in front of projectors.  I’m finding I have to hold my phone just that tiny bit farther so that things come into focus.

I’ve spoken to an optometrists and apparently this is completely normal ‘with age’ and not a damn thing I can do about it!

So what else do I have to look forward to?

Flickr Photo Credit D’oh Boy

Eye Tracking

I’ve had a bit of a change around on the blog today.  Today, I went to Blogcamp in London , the brainchild of Sally Whittle, which was sponsored by Talk Talk. It was a brilliant day.  To me a course is good if I come away learning at least one thing and I have to say I learned something from each and every one of the speakers.  Over the next few days I’m going to filter through some of the things that I’ve learned.

Dafydd Prichard from Cite, introduced the concept of the F-Shaped Pattern For Reading Web Content.  Studies have proven that there is a certain pattern that people’s eyes make when scanning a webpage which resembles the letter F.  They scan horizontally twice and then scan down the left hand side.  The reason I found this so interesting is that the design of the majority of blogs that I read, including my own are contradictory to this.  So, many of us have our side bars down the right hand side.  So in essence, people may be missing important content, including navigation on our blogs.

Luckily, I use the thesis theme for wordpress which makes it dead easy to switch them around.

Thank you Dafydd for this little gem.