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Goodbye Blue Monday Coffee House gets a website

gbm-sshot It’s only been 17 years but Dan Riggins and Katherine Dominguez at the Goodbye Blue Monday Coffee House (GBM) now have a website. Sean Hayford O’Leary did the design and construction (using WordPress, of course).   I did a quick web search and found a 2005 review of the Blue Monday by the Meridian Coffeehouse blog (“All about Coffee House Culture – Running a Coffee House, Living the Coffee House Lifestyle”). They wrote… (continued)

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What needs to be changed with the City of Northfield’s web site?

nfld-website-sshot I don’t know if the City of Northfield’s 4-year old website can be easily modified (that was the plan when it was created for $85,000) but it clearly needs improvement. So maybe we can help the City by listing the problems we encounter when using the site and making suggestions for improvement. (Although I do blogsites for a living, I would decline bidding on a revamp of the City’s site, just like I declined to bid on a revamp of the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s website.) (continued)

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Feedback wanted on the revamped Northfield Historical Society blog site

Hayes ScrivenBad-boy Hayes Scriven, AKA NHS ED, alerted me to the new revamped Northfield Historical Society blog site. (No, I wasn’t involved. I don’t know who was.) He’s looking for feedback and is willing to take his lumps in public here on LoGroNo. He looks as grumpy as he did last July, though, so be careful how you speak to him. (continued) Continue reading Feedback wanted on the revamped Northfield Historical Society blog site

Muni web page not updated – again

The City of Northfield’s Municipal Liquor Store is hosting a wine-tasting event tonight at the Grand. The first one held earlier this year was fantastic and I hope to be there again tonight.

muniscreenshot092106.pngRoss Currier posted about it to his NDDC blog and Lora Steil, NEG publisher for By All Means Graphics did her part and posted about it on N.org, but there’s nothing about the event on the City Calendar web page/RSS feed, nor is there anything on the City’s Liquor Store page. (Screenshot on the left was taken at 10 am today. Click to enlarge.)

I’m increasingly irritated with the City’s use, or lack thereof, of its new web site. We taxpayers paid Mike Bollinger and his crew at Livefront a ton of money — $60,000 or more — for a very good web site and some staffers aren’t using it like it’s intended to be used.

But rather than whine in general, I’ll be specific and whine about wine. (More whining about other aspects of the site to come later.)

portrait-delong.jpgI asked store manager Stephen DeLong about this at their last event at the Grand and he indicated that he’d soon get up to speed. I guess I’ll bug him again, this time with a link to this blog entry.