How to Make Email Marketing More Effective

November 29, 2010

Email marketing is a highly successful avenue for getting messages across to customers and prospects, but there are several factors that could turn a successful campaign idea into an ineffective email marketing effort if not executed properly. In his presentation at the Internet Summit in Raleigh, Michael C Bird of NetProspex highlighted seven important points to keep in mind when setting up your next e-mailing.


The Intersection of Usability, Accessibility, and SEO (Part II)

November 17, 2010

Last year I started thinking about the similarities between Usability, Accessibility, and SEO, and posted the first of what I hoped to be a series of articles on the subject. Since then, I assembled a talk, which I presented at BarCampRDU in 2009 and 2010 and am preparing to give at Internet Summit 2010 in Raleigh this week. This post will provide some additional resources as well as a copy of my slides.


Managing Drupal site updates with hook_update_N()

November 4, 2010

One of the often discussed topics in the Drupal community is the site deployment process, and best practices for managing development, staging, and production environments. In this post, I am going to explain part of our approach for a particular project and how hook_update_N() made our lives a bit easier.


A user's guide to understanding the Twitpocalypse

June 14, 2009

Twitter logoDid your favorite third-party Twitter application begin acting strangely, or quit working altogether Friday evening? If so, don't panic, you are probably just experiencing a Year 2000 Bug for the new millennium, dubbed the Twitpocalypse. Who would have thought 2 billion tweets could cause so much trouble? Read on to learn how we got into this mess, and what will have to be done to dig us out.


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