Big Tom

Big Tom

Lives in United Kingdom Northampton, United Kingdom
Works as a Journalist
Joined on Nov 2, 2004
About me:

Nikon D70
Nikon D300
16-85 VR
18-70
Sigma 70-300 APO II
Nikon 50 1.8D
SB600
Manfrotto MiniModo
Gorillapod SLR Zoom
Crumpler 15 Love

Comments

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On Landscape photography: tips for your smartphone post (40 comments in total)

Why? I'm not claiming to be any sort of expert - the clue is in the fact I'm reading this stuff, rather than writing it. I'm one of your readers, I'm reading because I want to get advice from experts like you.

I'm trying to give some feedback about how you, in my opinion, can make the site better for all users.

It's a legitimate comment - articles like this, on general technique, don't need to be platform specific and with a little bit of extra effort and research can be written to appeal to both Android and iPhone users. And it takes next to no effort to headline those articles which are Android specific, or iPhone specific appropriately. It will help us, make it more likely we come back, stick around, engage, read and learn more.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2012 at 23:47 UTC as 22nd comment
On Landscape photography: tips for your smartphone post (40 comments in total)

"Landscape tips for smartphones" - but only talks to iPhone shooters recommending iPhone apps...can we headline the articles a little more accurately so us Android users don't waste too much time? Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2012 at 16:21 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
On Welcome to Connect post (35 comments in total)
In reply to:

Big Tom: Lovely looking new site and great to see such an ambitious development. So I don't bore you (and me) by saying the same thing below every article...please make it as inclusive as possible for all, not just iPhone users (it's currently leaning very heavily towards Apple). If the article is about printing from an iPhone or taking an iPhone into the water, please headline it as such not the misleadingly generic "printing from your smartphone", as it saves us Android users wasting time reading iPhone exclusive advice. Good luck with it all and look forward to some really useful, cross-platform, stuff!

Great stuff. Not to labour the point, but both the "printing from your smartphone" and "taking your phone camera into the ocean" articles had no need to be so iPhone specific, could have very easily been written from a cross-device perspective and therefore of interest to a wider audience (and as Doug points out, possibly the *majority* of your audience) and if this wasn't possible, should have made it clear they were iPhone specific in the title (which has the added bonus of getting an extra iPhone reference in for SEO purposes! ; ) ). Know it's early days though and sure you'll be taking all feedback on board.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 23:22 UTC
On Welcome to Connect post (35 comments in total)

Lovely looking new site and great to see such an ambitious development. So I don't bore you (and me) by saying the same thing below every article...please make it as inclusive as possible for all, not just iPhone users (it's currently leaning very heavily towards Apple). If the article is about printing from an iPhone or taking an iPhone into the water, please headline it as such not the misleadingly generic "printing from your smartphone", as it saves us Android users wasting time reading iPhone exclusive advice. Good luck with it all and look forward to some really useful, cross-platform, stuff!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 18:49 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
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