"I certainly never write a review about a book I don't think worth reviewing, a flat-out bad book, unless it's an enormously fashionable bad book." --
says, John Gardner in Conversations with John Gardner
Quoted from 'Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations'     Edited by Mohamed Taher & L S Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) p.150. Available @ Amazon.com

Monday, March 02, 2009

Blog Reviews - Success With Languages

About the Site:
Success With Languages is an educational site. The subject of the site is about the childhood experiences with language, thought and society (some may call this Socio/Psycho-linguistics, some others prefer to name it as: Comparative Linguistics).

"This blog aims to help language learners in any level the owner of the weblog is a trilingual parent who has lived and worked with more than 4 languages for more than 40 years. She shares her journey from the eyes of the child and how using simple childhood methods, to live with languages."

How much is the traffic, one word: terrific:

APPEARANCE (layout, colour, positioning and style)
Overall Appearance = 9
Layout = 9
Color Scheme/Theme = 9.5
Headings/Font = 8
Ease Of Navigation = 8
Loading Time = 9

CONTENT (text and images and context)
Quality = 9
Quantity = 10
Spelling/Grammar = 9
Content Interest = 8.5
Theme Continuity = 9
Use Of Pictures/Video = 8.5

Reader Interaction = 9.5
Incentive To Return = 8.5
Active Links = 9.5
Accessibility = 9
TOTAL = 143/160
[e-metrics / benchmarks courtesy: jennij]


Technical: Generate a site map (they say it is good for search engine optimisation), or a detailed menu or cloud to visualize what is all hidden in layers and pages.

In short, the site is focused, updates quite often, encourages readers to be loyal and return for another glance / round trip. The site needs some cleanup to be able to navigate freely.

The content is well written, with no communication errors, whatsoever. The posts have a catchy heading. The design may need some alteration in order to display a distinction between: a) internal and external links, and b) commercial ads from professional content--some say ads are OK so long as they are not a barrier to your site's goal (see the other side). Overall the site is simply impressive and reveals the authors passion to be the best in this field!

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