DECEMBER 31, 2008
2008 Top Ten + 1
Here are this website's most popular pages during the past year. The numbers in parentheses are the number of visits / time spent on the page:
- 1) June 14, 2007: David Carson, LeBron Etch A Sketch (3,334/1:33)
- Graphic design's first "rock star" plus LeBron—an unbeatable combination.
- 2) August 9. 2008: Packaging pornography (sexy water bottle) (1,384/2:12)
- Good looks = bad design in a bottle I saw in an Amsterdam hotel.
- 3) February 22, 2008: Faces of pain chart; Tremont street scene (1,090/2:47)
- People are incredibly interested in those smiley/frowny faces in the doctor's office.
- 4) November 12, 2007: Election Match-O-Matic, VoteMatch (543/3:10)
- Not surprising in an election year; got a big boost when a website for teachers linked to it.
- 5) May 21, 2007: Honda My Earth Dream F1 car (425/1:38)
- Lots of interest from February through August—maybe the racing season?
- 6) December 4, 2007: Trains, teaching and technology (343/4:57)
- Plans for my sabbatical attracted interest, mostly other teachers, I'm sure.
- 7) About the View from 32 (278/1:00)
- The story behind this website.
- 8) July 9, 2007: Typography and online reading (237/3:41)
- How the appearance of text affects our ability to read and understand.
- 9) August 5, 2008: America: Love it AND leave it (208/1:48)
- Thoughts on why Americans should travel more.
- 10) May 20, 2007: Marathon music; Sunday sounds; sign-spinners (206/00:32)*
- Your guess is as good as mine.
- 11) March 31, 2007: Adobe Kular software; Iraq in Fragments (199/2:10)
- Designers love to learn about new software.
*I almost didn't include this one since people spent so little time on the page. Average time for all pages was 1:17.
Other numbers for 2008
Total visits: 11,862
Unique visitors: 9,350
Pageviews: 25,569 / Most pageviews in one day: 652 (August 12, 2008) / Average pageviews per visit: 2:16
Average time on site: 1:29 / Highest avg. time on site: 5:51 (February 22, 2008)
Most frequently searched for: "al wasco", "interactive design forum", "earth dreams f1", "smiley face pain chart", "best typography for reading", "kular color", "pain chart faces", "votematch quiz", "pain chart 1-10", "pain chart for children"
A question for you
Did you have a favorite comment, article, review or photo on this site last year? Tell me what it was by leaving a "Comment" below. To aid your memory, go to the homepage and type a word or two about the article in the Search box to find it. That works for almost anything—I do it all the time.