David Minton's blog

Help us test our contest software for a chance to win an amazon.com gift card

September 11, 2012

It is often said there is no free lunch, though if you are lucky, you may get one, if you can order it from Amazon.com with a $10.00 Amazon.com gift card from Designhammer. Why the prize you may ask? We are testing out PunchTab, an online service billed as the world's first instant loyalty platform. One component of which is online contest management.

NCTech4Good Meetup Notes

January 20, 2012

I had the pleasure of presenting at the January meeting of the NCTech4Good Meetup held at the offices of United Way of the Greater Triangle in Morrisville, NC. The talk covered similarities between Usability, Accessibility, and SEO, a topic I first addressed here in 2009. Since my initial blog post, I assembled a talk, which I have presented at multiple venues, inclusing BarCampRDU, Internet Summit in Raleigh, as well as Wake Technical Community College.

Operating a website in the world of SOPA and PIPA

January 19, 2012

Notable websites including Wired and Wikipedia marked Wednesday as a day of protest against two pieces of proposed legislation currently being considered by the United States Congress. If enacted, these bills, “Stop Online Piracy Act” and “Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011” would force major changes in how website owners managed their online properties and most likely resulting in limits on free speech.

Registration opens for new .XXX top-level domain

September 6, 2011

Starting tomorrow, members of the adult Sponsored Community who are verifiable trademark holders can apply for domains in the latest Top-Level Domain (TLD) .XXX. Back in March, 2011, The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the group that manages top-level domains (e.g. .com, .org and .net) approved the new .XXX TLD.