I’m here at the Web 2.0 Expo, a computer book editor surrounded by all kinds of possibilities for web-related books, articles, PDFs - pretty much everything here is publishable, and would interest someone. At the same time, though, there’s been a consistent message here: everyone out there knows what they want better than you know what they want. So….
What Web-related subjects do you need to know more about?
O’Reilly has traditionally focused on books which covered a particular technology in depth, but that’s only one part of the Web. There are worlds of things we haven’t covered on managing, creating, and designing web sites, on building sites that people actually want to visit. We’ve barely talked about things like managing the wide variety of interactions that organizations and individuals can have with the world of the Web. We haven’t spent much ink on how individuals can get their management to sign off on experiments that might take their company, or how management should evaluate the results of those experiments.
This is kind of a dangerous question to ask, since I know everyone seems to have a particular framework or tool they wish had better documentation. I’m happy to hear about those too, of course - it’s up to you!
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(And I’m about to get on a plane for a little while, but I’ll be back on tomorrow.)
I’ll see what I can do to make at least some of these happen. I’m planning for the end of 2007 and for 2008 now, so it’s a good time to get ideas in.
Thanks for any ideas - and hopefully we can get some of them fulfilled!