The Human Web – Behind the Content

When people talk about the Human Web they are usually referring to online experiences that revolve around more natural forms of communication like social networks, blogs, and forums. The web has evolved beyond static websites and glossy marketing pages.

So where does that leave the end user when they want to easily build, develop, design, and launch a project on their own? The current trend dictates a CMS of course! WordPress has always done a great job at helping the end user discover the world on content creation in a simplified manner. WordPress has also evolved over time to be more than just a blog creation tool – in fact there is very little you can’t do with WordPress as long as you can code in PHP and CSS.

Which leads us back to our first question – where does this leave the end user?

Originally PressWork was meant to be a way for developers to streamline their work, and it still does a very good job of it, however, PressWork has evolved to also be a more human way for end users to build and launch their own projects. No, I’m not trying to creatively push a marketing campaign on you, but think about it? PressWork gives users the ability to make changes on the front-end, tools like drag and drop make it easy to visualize, and our toolbar gives them everything they need to take a basic theme and make it their own – and this does this without having to teach them any code at all!

I’m my humble opinion, and from the feedback we have received, PressWork does a a really good job at bridging the gap between end-user software and human friendly software. As we continue to develop PressWork this is something we are paying very close attention to as we integrate new features.

I’ll leave you with 1 quotes that I think really sum this idea up

“An interface is humane if it is responsive to humans and is considerate of human frailties”
-Jeff Raskin, “The Human Interface”

“If we want users to like our software, we should design it to behave like a likeable person.”
– Alan Cooper