Mid-last week, I helped FCV Technologies launch the new Harry Jerome International Track Classic website. This year’s meet will take place at Swangard Stadium on Sunday, June 14th.
This new website replaces a much needed re-design along with some web 2.0 elements in social networking to keep users engaged and more immersed in the track world. The Achilles Track Society is responsible for overseeing the operation and development of the meet. It is headed by Doug Clement (just google him for more information).
FYI, this website is hosted by on the same servers that host my website and picaday.ca….
One slightly controversial item that this website, and many more out there have, is the use of a splash page. From experience, I have found that end-users seem to dislike the use of splash pages whereas companies seem to enjoy producing them. It seems like most IT people dislike them as well. With Google Analytics installed, will there be a discrepancy with the splash page and the rest of the website in terms of visits? Will some users simply just exit and move on? Or will everyone decide to venture into the rest of the website? We can also compare the average time users look at the splash page. Lets wait a while and see what happens.
Check out the website: www.harryjerome.com
Exams are approaching for university students in Canada. This period typically starts from the second week of April untill the end of the month. I’m done on the 17th, but if you’re unlucky, like at UBC, you could be stuck until the bitter end! I’m pretty sure that I’ll return home to Vancouver before most of the friends there are done.
But Exam Traffic
As most of you know, my friends and I launched picaday.ca last Monday. So far with Google Analytics, we have seen a gradual increase in traffic over the week. We’ve gotten approx 372 visits according to GA. Will this traffic increase over the exam period as people find more and more reasons to procrastinate?
I wish we could see the stats to FML or collegehumour, maybe even digg and reddit. I wonder if their sites see an increase in Canadian traffic.
I’ll post again through the exam period to comment on this. Perhaps I’ll have more blog posts then to rant about random things.
I take no responsibility if you clicked the links above and are now about to spend countless hours on the interweb
Update: my friend Doug informed me that digg and collegehumour use quantcast for stats tracking, you can view their stats here
For the last month or so, I’ve been helping my friend Garret Reynolds, get his website launched for his bike-across-Canada this coming spring. He’s finishing off his M.ENG at the University of Guelph this semester. No he’s not doing this solo, he’ll be accompanied with his friend Dylan along the entire journey.
They will be starting off in Victoria, BC. (I guess you gotta start somewhere and Vancouver Island is the place!) Then they’ll head through Vancouver and make their way through the Rockies and somehow end up in Newfoundland.
Since I am from Vancouver, I’ll probably spend a few days prior to their trip giving them a hand in getting the last few things together. I believe they’re aiming to start on May 1st, 2009.
Updates to follow in the next few weeks!
For now, check out his website
Note: I have nothing to do with his layout and design; I was only there for technical aid.