Very nice post on CSS Architecture. I have just read Clean Code and many of the same principles from coding apply to CSS. A particular problem I know is everywhere on mine is splitting classes on attribute blocks to save typing – which of course spreads the definition all over the file! I will keep an [...]
Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship, by Robert C. Martin is a book about how to keep your code readable, flexible and naturally bug free. It reminds me, of course, of Code Complete, which I really liked when I first read it (1997). Clean Code is much weaker on the research side (i.e.: there [...]
Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics – by Nathan Yau, covers data visualization, including how to get, parse and visualize the data. There is plenty of code in several languagues (R, Python and JS mostly, with some Flash), and there are plenty of great looking results which really tell the story [...]
I took the Data Analysis course, by Jeff Leek, on Coursera some time ago. The course covers how to do data analysis. The useful parts if you are not a data analyst or planning on becoming one, is that you learn some statistics, how to explore data and see correlations, and also how to use [...]
The Art of SEO: Mastering Search Engine Optimization - is pretty good. I’d say it probably cover most of what you need to know. It doesn’t cover a few tools I’m fond of (but of course it wouldn’t be possible to cover all of them). Usually at this point I’d go through my notes and [...]
I have just released version 4.03 of STG FolderPrint Plus. Changes: You can get it at http://www.stgsys.com/fpp.asp, or just run the program, and use Menu Help, item Check for new version.
ContentVerve has a post with a very interesting set of call-to-action tests. I was particularly impressed by the “your” vs “my” tests – I’ll have to try these on my site…
MailChimp is unifying their regular e-mail data and Mandrill data. Uh, why would you care? You probably don’t, but if you have e-mail newsletters and e-mail notifications, there is some pretty cool things you can do with their new system. Mandrill is MailChimp’s general e-mail sender. So if you have any web app, you can either [...]
MailChimp recently posted an interesting article about how they did their own e-mail marketing for a new app. What I liked the most was the view on how they segment their list to maximize the impact of the e-mail they sent, while at the same time having minimal unsubscribes.
Ace Reader is a program designed to help speed up your reading. It has a series of tests and exercises designed to make you read faster. These include: – the basic tests, which measure your speed and recall. When you start a course you can also select the grade – from 1 to 13, corresponding to [...]