Twitter Proof Your Site
As we all know, Twitter goes down very frequently. Twitter has released a useful tool to inform users about outages, planned or otherwise, but this is no help to the many websites that syndicate their Twitter feeds. Too often the script that is pulling the Twitter feed triggers an error that can take down the entire page. One of the common culprits is the XML parser, such as DOMDocument. When...
It's time for @font-face
Since the beginning of the web, designers have struggled to use fonts on their sites, but have been limited to using the fonts that come installed with users’ operating systems. This meant that web sites had to use Arial, Times New Roman, or one of a handful of other “web safe” fonts. Of course there are ways around this - including creating graphics using a font, employing...
Marketing in the New Economy
There was an advertisement in this month’s Entrepreneur magazine by a self-proclaimed business guru (to remain anonymous) in which he listed the new realities of the post-recession economy. The overall theme of how he framed this new economy is encapsulated in his first point: the purchasing power has returned to the buyer. What an interesting notion; not only the fact that the power has...
The Hilarity. The Madness. The Reviews.
Cliché time, ladies and gentlemen – nothing that’s worth doing is ever easy. Our people are out there. They sit patiently – at cafes and restaurants, hotel lobbies and theaters – gears grinding and pens in hand, itching to deliver the goods. In more than a dozen cities, and growing, our army of intrepid editors is gathering the information so that you don’t have to. If there’s a renegade art...