Content Planning: The Story Of Sketch

In 2017, online content planning tools are plentiful. Ten years ago, these tools weren’t common and they certainly weren’t New Zealand made.

Back in 2008, Webstruxure developed what was perhaps New Zealand’s first content planning application. It was ultimately a product with never quite got off the ground, but a story that’s worth telling. So here, we bring you:

The Story Of Sketch:
Why Webstruxure’s 2008 Flagship Product Never Quite Got Off The Ground

A pain point. A Webstruxure product that eased the pain. And a gap in the market.  What didn’t work? Why didn’t Sketch become a case of “Shut up and take my money?”
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The Decider: Webstruxure’s Expertise in Decision Making Sites

A lot of decisions get made in Wellington. Many of them affect people’s lives, and sometimes the people who are affected by those decisions aren’t happy, and want the right to appeal. Many such appeals are heard in the courts, but others are heard by specialist appeal bodies. Those bodies hear the evidence, then make and (usually) publish their decisions.

These published decisions serve two purposes: they tell the appellant and all the other parties what the decision was, and they also serve to show other potential applicants what arguments are and aren’t likely to prevail in such cases.

Sets of decision such as these are a special case of content, because they have more stringent than usual requirements to follow a standard format and use standard terminology. Quasi-legal decision-making bodies typically start out publishing their decisions on their website as individual documents by hand. Before long, though, the number of decisions grows to the point that publishing them by hand is inefficient, and users need search access to find those decisions.

And that is typically where Webstruxure steps in.
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Webstruxure’s Popular Blog Posts

In 2012 and 2013, these posts proved popular:

An eCommerce Solution for MYOB Exo Business

Webstruxure and Very Impressive Software Join Forces To Offer A Web Store for MYOB Exo Business

Webstruxure and Very Impressive Software (VIS) have already worked together on a number of projects, such as VI Assets. We bring our web and content management system expertise together with VIS’s expertise in accounting systems to put together tools that benefit small and medium-sized businesses.

Now Very Impressive Software, with Webstruxure’s help, is offering viExoStore for MYOB Exo Business (Exo).

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9 Common Content Mistakes On Websites

Most websites contain content that is out of date, inaccurate or just plain wrong. More worryingly, many websites go live with content that is factually wrong and/or already out of date.

What to do about it? The best thing is to ensure that one person has the job of looking after the content throughout the web development process and making sure that it is accurate, relevant, readable, current and useful when the site goes live, and is kept that way throughout the life-cycle of the site.

I’ve been through that process with a number of sites, and by now I’ve got an idea of what to look out for. Here are nine of the most common content errors on websites …

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Want To Avoid The Next Novopay? Read This Book.

Webstruxure is a small company – seven staff members (and steadily growing…). So how come we’ve got Government departments among our clients? Don’t public sector IT projects always go to the big players?

The answer is that all too often, they do. And that isn’t just bad news for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the IT field. It’s bad news for the Government, and therefore for taxpayers, as well.

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