Let’s take a quick look at some of the amazing things Kawasaki is using WordPress to do:
- Listing the most popular posts on the right side of the site (called “Greatest”)
- Tagging each “truemor” posted (things like “crap” or “news” or “entertainment” for example)
- Looks like (don’t quote me) a lot of the default text formatting (headers, blockquotes, etc.)
It’s exciting to see WordPress being used (nearly) to its fullest as a content management system. A high profile site like this one (which has been distinguished on TechCrunch and others) gives a lot of credence to those of us who believe in WordPress as handling rigorous site issues.
There are a couple of things worth mentioning though.
- Site Permalinks
For best performance the permalinks on this site need to be changed. Adjusting it in almost any way other than the default (?page_id=1234) will help in search engines and general visitor browsing.
- Improved, Interactive 404 Pages
As I’ve said before, 404 pages should be very interactive and answer questions more than it should alert the visitor they have reached a dead end. Read more on the topic.
Overall, I’m very excited about this site. It’s a little disappointing, though, that this wasn’t quite done as well as it could have been.