ARTS & FARCES internet publications

Hasten down the wire

Hasten down the wire: Unique perspectives on the politics of information is updated regularly and includes our earliest web writings -- electronic updates to the Internet Tour Guide series (1993-94), Cyberspace Settlers' Guide (1995-96), and articles from our static websites (1993-99). The name is a play on Warren Zevon's "Hasten Down the Wind." ISSN: 1535-8119

Hasten down the wiki

Hasten down the wiki is updated frequently and includes our longer, book-length, web writings. Like its older sibling, Hasten down the wire, the name is a play on Warren Zevon's "Hasten Down the Wind." Important note: You'll need to be a member with editing privileges to edit the wiki. ISSN: 1535-8119

Adventures with the naked Mac Mini Server

Now updated and expanded to cover OS X 10.10.x Yosemite/Server 4.x exclusively...
Adventures with the naked Mac Mini Server is a frequently updated wiki outlining ARTS & FARCES' ongoing adventure of keeping a production headless, keyboardless, and mouseless Apple Macintosh Mini Server running smoothly. The initial wiki pages were published on 18 September 2011. Important note: You'll need to be a member with editing privileges to edit the wiki.

Toward a user experience strategy

Toward a user experience strategy is a frequently updated wiki outlining the ARTS & FARCES methodology for user experience design with a focus on the content strategy, information architecture, editorial, and usability phases. The initial wiki pages were published on 24 January 2010. Important note: You’ll need to be a member with editing privileges to edit the wiki.

MiniBar Seven notes

Since 2006, MinneBar is the Minnesota answer to the BarCamp (un)conference movement. Participant-led and with a structure that is loose but anything but wobbly, there are no keynote speakers or formal presentations. The annual event is free and believed to be the largest BarCamp (un)conference in North America. These are my session notes from the seventh MinneBar held at Best Buy's corporate headquarters in the spring of 2012.

Information Eclipse

Information Eclipse: Privacy and Access in America was published by ARTS & FARCES on 3 September 1999. After publishing more than 20 books with traditional publishers it’s the first title for the ARTS & FARCES imprint; there will be more. The online edition of the book was published simultaneously with the print edition. ISBN: 1-892659-00-X

ARTS & FARCES professional services

Editorial

Your publications need absolutely stellar content...
We have more than 70 years combined editorial experience, including a series of three internationally best-selling books. Editorial services we offer include original writing, rewriting, consultation, acquisitions, developmental, structural, and stylistic editing, copy editing, proofreading, fact-checking, indexing, and custom research.

Content strategy

Users expect carefully planned publications...
Users come for great content. Not for code nor for design — it’s all about content. Content strategy — the plans for creation, delivery, and governance of content — is one of our specialties. We’ll help you determine what content is necessary and help you prioritize it.

Information architecture

Users demand useful content structure...
ARTS & FARCES helps you figure out what information your users want, how they expect it to be organized, and how they expect it to be labeled. All while meeting your core objectives. We’ll construct a blueprint of your website — form, function, interface, interaction, navigation structure(s), and metaphor(s).

Usability

Your website must be eminently usable...
Users shouldn’t require specialized training to use your website. Information should be presented clearly and concisely; the correct navigation choices should be obvious; and the consequences of any action should be unambiguous. ARTS & FARCES tests the four traditional aspects of usability: Performance, accuracy, recall, and emotional response.
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