Ed Dale Reveals Something Important About The iPad That Many People Will Miss

The other day when I interviewed Ed Dale about the iPad, he mentioned something that got me thinking…

And so I decided to create a video about it and share it with you.

It’s about how the iPad is a really good example of design – and you can also use some of the same concepts when you’re thinking about your own site.

Let me know what you think, and whether you have any other tips for making your blog or website kick ass!

Gideon Shalwick

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About Gideon Shalwick

Gideon Shalwick is a YouTube and video marketing expert, and has figured out how to get a TON of attention using online video (with one YouTube channel reaching 10 million views!), and today, he's built a following of over 100,000 people for his business ventures, and 60,000+ people on this very blog, where he shares some of his most powerful video marketing strategies.

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28 Responses to Ed Dale Reveals Something Important About The iPad That Many People Will Miss

  1. Hey Gideon,
    Excellent point. Simplicity always wins over clutter. When you try to make your website do too many things simultaneously chances are it will not be very effective at either of those things.

    Minimalistic designs work great for blogs as the emphasis should be on content (and an opt-in form) not bells and whistles. That’s why I hate portal sites. They have sooo many things on their homage it gives you a headache.

    Your blog is a great example for people who are too worried about their design. Simplicity, readabilty, lots of white space…you don’t need a lot more than that.

    By the way, nice lizard you got there Gideon. :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Zsolt

      Cheers!

      That lizard was a little scary – at one point I thought he was going to jump on my head! That would have made an interesting video.

      Gideon

  2. jtunkelo

    very good point man. people really need to think about usability much much much more.

  3. Haha I really enjoyed the lizard too! I am jealous of where you live!

    I love the tip you presented in the video as well of course :) My father has always pointed this out to me – be as simple as possible with the design. He points out google and how simple they are. I just started a new blog and I will without a doubt take this tip with me.

    Thanks Gideon!

    -Todd

  4. [..YouTube..] Very good Video Gideon. Such a simple idea but can make a huge difference in a website. Keep it Simple!!! Oh by the way I liked your little friend in the back ground.

    Katrina Rooker

  5. [..YouTube..] Simply profound and profoundly simple – “Get out of the way”. Another great mind to tap into when it comes to user interface and usability is Jared Spool. I’ll keep tuning in! Thanks Gideon!

  6. [..YouTube..] @jtunkelo oh yeah for sure – it’s incredible how much time gets wasted on graphics and other unimportant things when it comes to designing web pages.

  7. [..YouTube..] @dehendrix64 Hey Katrina – hehehe – yeah that little rascal of a water dragon – there’s another video coming up shortly where his mate gets featured a little more…

    Talk soon!

    Gideon

  8. [..YouTube..] @kgilmo01 No probs! Ok, I will check out Jared Spool – is he on YouTube also?

    Gideon

  9. dehendrix64

    Very good Video Gideon. Such a simple idea but can make a huge difference in a website. Keep it Simple!!! Oh by the way I liked your little friend in the back ground.

    Katrina Rooker

  10. Keith Gilmore

    Simply profound and profoundly simple – “Get out of the way”. Another great mind to tap into when it comes to user interface and usability is Jared Spool. I’ll keep tuning in! Thanks Gideon!

  11. [..YouTube..] Gideon,
    This one is nice. I liked your fores and also the tip of ‘getting out of the way!’ Good one.

  12. [..YouTube..] @GideonShalwick jared spool is the founder of uie (dot) com (i’m unable to insert url’s in the response). you’ll probably like the “$300 million button” article.

  13. GideonShalwick

    oh yeah for sure – it’s incredible how much time gets wasted on graphics and other unimportant things when it comes to designing web pages.

  14. GideonShalwick

    Hey Katrina – hehehe – yeah that little rascal of a water dragon – there’s another video coming up shortly where his mate gets featured a little more…

    Talk soon!

    Gideon

  15. GideonShalwick

    No probs! Ok, I will check out Jared Spool – is he on YouTube also?

    Gideon

  16. sudeepshroff

    Gideon,
    This one is nice. I liked your fores and also the tip of ‘getting out of the way!’ Good one.

  17. kgilmo01

    jared spool is the founder of uie (dot) com (i’m unable to insert url’s in the response). you’ll probably like the “$300 million button” article.

  18. hey there my friend, I have read your report and I must say a huge give away
    like you said in the blog I bet most people thought they where suppose top pay for so much helpful information. This could have been easily a product in itself!!
    One Quick question for you: I have seen people give away things on there blogs if someone just posts to there friends on facebook or tweets the blog post. How do you get this kind of plugin or is it a all together a different type of blog? Ryan D just used it with his Cherry Picker software.
    Thanks again for all of your help!

    Mark Sansom
    http://GijMo.com

  19. Hello Gideon,

    I saw your video and than read your transcript. I very much like the way your transcript of today’s video appears. Can you tell me how you did that?

    Great thank you so much.

    Isgar
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    • Gideon Shalwick

      I use a ninja magic technique that I reveal inside my course ;)

      Gideon

  20. Hi Gideon,
    I’m one of your newest FANS! Love your laidback style and your heart for helping folks like me “get it.” I will certainly be taking your courses in the next days. Question: I have a WP.com blog http://BanquetSpeaker.com and now it seems you highly suggest I upgrade to a .org site. Will the content transfer, as well as my user name? Thanks my new friend!
    Mike

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Mike

      Thanks for your great feedback!

      I’m pretty sure you can transfer your blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org pretty easily. My friend Joel from http://www.BlogTechGuy.com may be able to help you out with that. Just tell him I sent you…

      Gideon

  21. jo

    Hi it would be great if we could learn about this feature. Unfortunately your video stops at the precise time of 1:18. Could you get this sorted?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Refresh?

      Also clear your cache – that may help too!

      Gideon

  22. Hey thanks for the follow up email this will be very helpful information in the future for me.. I also like your opt in system on your blog I think I will try to get it for my Baby Lyrics Justin Bieber blog as well .. here http://babylyricsjustinbieber.com/babylyricsjustinbieber

    Thanks

    Mark

  23. Paris Mano

    Great video Gideon. Loved the lizard. At one point it looked like he was trying to get your attention. His little paw was trying to reach you.
    Love the setting and the content of the video. You always are a wealth of information. Thanks!

  24. I concur that simplicity and a focus on the all important content is optimum and the ipad apps usually have that. In order for that to work though, it seems to me that you have to make money on the app as google can no longer place adds on your screen. Part of what makes clutter on web sites, youtube videos etc off an ipad is the ads. I’ve avoided that on my own website since I hope someone will buy an instrument rather then click on an ad but many others depend on the ads as the source of income and would still need that sort of “clutter”.