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Bobble 2 Litre Jug with Filter, Black
Bobble 2 Litre Jug with Filter, Black
Price: £10.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Slow and impractical to fill. Poorly designed product., 27 May 2014
The filter is very slow to let water through and sits right at the top of the jug, which means that you end up trickling water from the tap very slowly and you are standing at the sink as long as it takes the water to filter into the jug.

Another problem with this is that the hinged bit on spout doesn't flip open when you pour water, leading to spillage. You have to flip the spout cover up and down manually which, while a minor thing, becomes a major irritation when you have to do it every single time you use the jug.

If you're at all used to Brita filter jugs - which sit the filter about halfway down the jug at the bottom of a reservoir that you can fill very quickly from the tap - don't buy this. If you're wondering if to buy this or the Brita, go for Brita every time.

Content Strategy for the Web (Voices That Matter)
Content Strategy for the Web (Voices That Matter)
by Kristina Halvorson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.99

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent primer and manifesto for Content Strategy, 16 Oct. 2009
`Content Strategy for the Web' is a much-needed book that helps to push forward the emerging discipline of content strategy.

It gives enough useful information about how to go about defining a content strategy to make it an essential addition to the bookshelf of anyone who works in or around online content. Just as importantly, it presents the case for content strategy articulately so that the book can be used as a tool to persuade decision-makers and colleagues about the importance of content strategy. Kristina Halvorson's writing style is, as you would hope and expect, very readable for what could have been an incredibly dry subject.

The book describes a three-step process for defining a content strategy - audit, analysis, and strategy - and prompts you on the things you need to think about at each stage. What you don't get, and this is a good thing, is a `for dummies' approach that gives you blank templates to fill in or a step-by-step account of how to complete each stage. So, for example, there's a chapter on measurement that tells you a bit about analytics, how to think about what to measure and what to do with your figures, but it doesn't tell you what analytics package to use and how to set up the software.

Content Strategy for the Web's strength is that it focuses on provoking thoughts without being prescriptive on what the outcome of your thought process should be. Every project is different and what you get here is a thorough description of the framework that you can adapt to your own projects.

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