As I prepare to e-mail the newsletter to my users (yes, it has been quite a while…), I logged in on MailChimp – which I’m going to use instead of PHPList, which is nice and free but very limited – and I learned that since the last time I went there a whole lot of […]
I’ve just released version 3.78 of STG FolderPrint Plus – my main product. This release contains a fix to an AV that was added by a subtle change on of the components I use. Unfortunately, I rarely turn Preview on and only caught it from user bug reports. A big thanks for all users that […]
Just read an interesting post from Software Promotions about Google Instant and AdWords. Looks like currently, if the user stops typing for 3 seconds, any displayed AdWords ads count as impressions. Obviously that can really change the CTR and Quality score of AdWords advertisers… Hopefully Google will change this in the future.
Thought I should have a quick mention of the latest release. It just includes a simple new command-line option: -relative , and uses a new version of the protection system. If you are not aware already, FPP has a lot of command-line options that you can use to automate reports of folders. Great for the […]
I’ve just finished another Wordtracker book, this time it was Link Building:How to build links for your site for SEO, Traffic and Response by Ken McGaffin and Mark Nunney. On a funny note, I was quite pleased with the purchase of the book, as I had tried to purchase it for full price before. Wordtracker’s […]
Blogging for Business, by Chris Garret, is the latest book I’ve read from WordTracker. It proposes to be a How-to for business blogging, and I’d say it covers that pretty well. Chapter 1 – Why Blog? One interesting part in the beginning is the comparison with various others vehicles for communication – newsletters: – Blogs […]
After reading the excelent Web Site Recipes, I bought another Wordtracker book, Writing Kick-ass Website Sales Copy. My sales copy is a bit weak, so I thought it could help. It was somewhat helpful, but if it had recipe on the name too, I´d have to say it was a bit bland. The book is […]
Interesting article on the ASP site about site optimization. Several tips on the best way to do so, as well as reminders about why – not only does a faster loading site means your potential customers are less likely to leave, Google recently added some ranking based on site speed, so you might get better […]
Having mentioned the content-aware fill for Adobe CS5, I just had to mention the equivalent feature on the free GIMP. There is a pretty cool video that is similar to the CS5 one: You can see instructions on how to use it on Windows, as well as another demo here (blog post gone, link removed).
The Download Squad has posted an interesting review of Zen Coding. It’s a very interesting system for those who write HTML and CSS by hand. The video is well worth watching. Personally, I’ve always wrote HTML by hand. Currently I use Notepad++. Of course, most of my pages are dynamically generated from XML+XSLT on each […]