Twitter as a Free Service

A recent comment on my post about staying away from services with no business models noted the irony that they found the link to the post via my Twitter account. Twitter if course is by an large a free service, but it’s not really a service that has no business model. Currently Twitter has the […]

It Seems that Targeted Traffic Comes not from large Tech Sites

I never really planned on hitting up the big tech sites but it’s nice to have some confirmation. My original start-up, eNovella, and its latest incarnation, Jottify, have each been featured on TechCrunch…The day that eNovella was featured, we got 26 referrals from TechCrunch. The day that Jottify was featured – with a video and […]

Don’t Call Yourself a Programmer or a Freelancer Even

Great article on why you should not call yourself a programmer. A few highlights below. Software solves business problems. Software often solves business problems despite being soul-crushingly boring and of minimal technical complexity. and: Engineers are hired to create business value, not to program things. Same goes for most sites, clients need to establish a […]

Motivating Yourself to Freelance and Work Fulltime

I was recently asked what motivated me to keep working and freelance. There was a time, about a year ago now, that I worked 40 hours a week at my full time job and 30 hours a week freelancing. Add to that the fact that we own one car and my wife finished 1 – […]

The Basics of Writing Good Content for Your Site

A while ago I wrote that Seo Isn’t Magic but It’s Hard work. I too find that writing targeted content that potential clients will be searching for is hard work. Being a bit of a gear head I’m way more likely to be interested in expounding on technical topics that will interest others of my […]

SEO, It’s Not Magic, and It’s Hard Work

During almost every website I build I get asked by my client’s what I’ll be doing to make sure their site ranks high for XXXXXX search term. Unfortunately this stems from the widely held belief that SEO is some sort of magic Voodoo that is done by the site code only. We can’t blame clients […]

What Type of Experience Do You Provide

The Issue Working in the web industry means there is lots of news to follow. Tons of new developments all over that you are expected to keep track of. If you don’t keep track of the latest developments you can quite quickly find yourself using outdated techniques. I use Google Reader to organize all my […]

Contribute to the Link Economy?

You are reading a blog post (profound I know) and staple of blog posts is to cite other sources via links. Like when I wrote “You Might Need a Redesign if…”. In that post I linked to Niki Brown’s Ugly Website competition. So why did I do that? Well ultimately Niki had content that was […]

5 Blogs for Web Designers to Follow

Nettuts Nettuts is part of the Envato network. Nettuts covers all sorts of web design and development. Everything from WordPress to posts on Coldfusion. Articles are well written and frequent. A List Apart Published by Happy Cog A List Apart covers all topics dealing with web design. From usability to introductions to Ruby on Rails. […]