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Magazines are always looking for fresh writers with new perspectives – and of course blogs are no different. The Big Name in blogging (notably, A List Apart, Six Revisions, et al) don’t accept just anything you put together. A List Apart, especially, keeps their articles tightly focused and very well written. Recently, I had an
The last 30 or so years have utterly changed the landscape of computing. While it was a forgone conclusion that computers and technology in general would get smaller, key products along the way almost single-handedly ushered in new ways of doing things. At the very least they set a higher precedent that seemed impossible in
Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple, died early Today. Perhaps this is already old news, with the might of connectivity in this day and age. It strikes me that as a designer and writer for design-centric magazine it would be fitting to write an homage to the person that shaped so much of
Got blog? If you write anywhere online, and you like having readers to your blog, you no doubt recognize the importance of not sounding like everyone else who blogs about the same thing. A writer’s Voice encompasses everything from the tone of writing – what words you choose to describe whichever things – and the
It used to be a big bugaboo to have two versions of your website: One for desktop users and one for mobile users, you know, for the tiny screens. However, with so many mobile devices sporting full-fledged web browsers (try to find one these days that doesn’t – from Windows Phone 7 to iPhone 4
You know the old saying, “Any publicity is good publicity,” right? The inherent meaning, of course, that even if you’re getting a bad rap for a PR mistake, faulty product or corporate malfunction, you’re still getting publicity. The bottom line behind that adage is that if people are going to talk (and people love to
Every once in a while I get a rash of spam – that bad-tasting, over-pasteurized junk email that clutters up my inbox and disrupts not only personal email (which isn’t so bad, just irritating) but also interferes with my business email – both of which come to the same account.
Human behaviour is such that we all – each of us – love to tell ourselves we’re worth more than we really are. At least, for our work. Just browse any portfolio and you’ll notice designers talking about how good they are at design (despite the fact they kind of lack any sense of brand
There’s no telling when inspiration will strike – and it can even get you all fired up looking at the bananas in the grocery store. No telling. But why is it harder to chase it down when you’re sitting at your desk trying to work? Here are five ways to help you get creative.
A lot goes around about freelancing, and most freelancers work from a home office. Or their coffee table. The great thing about the mobile, wireless internet is being able to work anytime, anywhere. Here’s ten reasons why it’s great to work for yourself, on your own time.