Success is in partnerships

Going it alone is a recipe for failure A university is filled with people doing incredible things. I’ve work in and around higher education professionals for 15 years. I’m constantly amazed by their ingenuity and willingness to share their lessons learned. Ideas are just ideas without the support of others “Give me six hours to chop down […]

Giving Medium a shot at living up to user expectations

Why Medium makes it to my daily reading list Last year I purged as many incoming requests for my attention as possible. Medium has become something I’ve adopted, enjoy and think it’s worth giving it a shot to stick around. Video games or watching too many movies wasn’t the problem, to be honest I’ve never done […]

The #NewNewTwitter in screenshots, my thoughts

Interested in the #NewNewTwitter? I was totally bummed by their “rolling out the redesigned Twitter over the next few weeks” and realization that it could be weeks before I could play with the desktop version. I have been following their changes for some time. By chance I tried their trick of updating my mobile app […]

Opinion: Alternative to “mailto” to avoid spam bots

Question: Is there a reason to use or not use mailto over forms for contact with people? I thought hiding the email from bots was ideal. Opinion: Personally I have never seen or implemented an alternative to “mailto” that hasn’t impacted the visitor’s experience. I have seen some slick forms that people have made instead […]

Opinion: Should images be used in header H1 tags?

Question: Recently, I saw you call out the negatives of using images instead of textual H1s. I’m completely on your side, but saw Matt Cutts recently speak about the design benefits of using a graphic head, and simply alt-tagging the H1 image with your text. There are some obvious aesthetic benefit possibilities with that approach, […]