When I was very young I heard my father constantly talking about “making sales”. I envisioned him going from boat to boat making sails for them. I was very disappointed when I finally understood what he was talking about. Being in the web services industry we have to constantly “make sales,” and yet, selling web services is fraught with issues. We are truly selling...
Cross Domain Scripting via Proxy
While working on the recently launched Desert Living Today, a constantly-refreshed tip sheet covering everything cool and newsworthy from around the Phoenix Valley, I ran into a problem. The client wanted to include a widget that allowed users to sign up for their sister-site, Scoop Factory. Unfortunately the script that handles sign ups at Scoop Factory required POST requests. Using a post...
The New Super Awesomeness
Many years ago, even before the Internet, I noticed the word “amazing” showing up a bit too often in my own prose. Not only in my written prose, in the words that I spoke every day to my friends. That band was “amazing”, it was “so amazing” to see the pigeons in the park, amazing things were happening all the time. Advertising at the time seemed to pick up on...