Disappointing Spaces

We got our office copy of Leopard a few weeks ago and I’ve have had some time to give it a spin. Overall I’m very pleased – it feels solid, more polished, and a little more responsive than Tiger. Here’s a quick list of my likes and dislikes: Way to Go, Apple Finder Huge improvements: much faster, and the new source pane is amazing (it looks a lot like iTunes now). It also includes a ‘Shared’ list that displays all the public folders on the network so sending files back and forth is Read More >>

New Rule #1: “Blog” Is a Noun

An Elite Special Ops Merc’s Work is Never Done As part of OnWired’s ongoing mission to rid the web of ugly design(or, in this case, English grammar), we present to you the first in a series: New Rules! “Blog”, as you’ll recall, is short for “weblog”. This is common knowledge, to be sure, but remember: a log, of any kind — web or otherwise — is a noun. A thing. In this case, a thing you read. (Or write.) One does not “blog”, one “reads” or “writes” a blog. ready-made Read More >>

Please Write Content That Humans Can Read

I’m completely amazed at some of the content I see on the web. It seems as if some people have sold out and are offering up simple readability as a sacrifice to the gods of Search Engine Optimization. They don’t care what the text on their site actually looks like to a human as long as they get ranked highly by the almighty Google. Here’s an example. Names have been changed to protect the innocent (or ignorant): Acme Corp is a Raleigh Web Design company located in Raleigh, NC. Acme specializes Read More >>

Google AdSense Tips — The Power of the Newsletter

When it comes to making serious money with Google AdSense, successful marketing is an essential element of success. After all, visitors will not be able to click on the ads you host if they cannot find your site. Boosting traffic is an essential part of AdSense success, and one of the best ways to boost those page views is through the use of newsletters. Newsletters can serve a variety of important purposes beyond the world of Google AdSense, of course. For instance, a well written and informative Read More >>

Email Marketing Done Right

As someone who spends most of my waking hours staring at a computer screen, I see my fair share of email marketing campaigns from an incredible variety of sources. Some are pretty good, some are mediocre, and some are just downright bad. But occasionally, I see one so well executed that it puts others to shame. This is the story of one such campaign. About a month ago, I received an email newsletter from one of my favorite recording artists outlining the details of her upcoming CD. As you might Read More >>