MailChimp’s Ben Chestnut is this week’s newest contributor to Digital Web. Ben offers his e-marketing expertise with 10 Tips For Your First Email Campaign. Web marketing and web standards are finally starting to converge, but that hardly means there are long established best practices and guidelines for people new to e-mail campaigns. Ben’s tips are geared for newcomers to e-mail marketing, but are also handy reminders for anyone running campaigns (like Digital Web’s own Nick Finck, who will send ours out shortly!)
Finally, the Facebook app that I designed for WIRED Science is officially launched. The app is called "WIRED SCIENCE: What Element Are You?" It is basically a fun app that lets you take a short quiz to find out what element you are from the periodic table. Then you can combine your element with your friends and it will tell you the relationship between the two of you. If you are interested in adding me to your network, here is my Facebook profile.
With so many photographers using Macintosh computers, it was high time that someone should write a book that was specifically designed to help photographers understand better how the Macintosh OSX system works and how to troubleshoot some of the common problems photographers face.
I just released more of my Dreamweaver MX video tutorials.
Thought Dreamweaver MX was released in 2004, not much in Dreamweaver has changed since that time … especially when it comes to the basics.
First, many thanks to all our participants in our contest for free accounts with Beanstalk! The contest is now closed. We will be judging the comment entries tomorrow, and posting the winners shortly!
Secondly, we have a special post-SXSW treat for our readers. Designer Mike Rohde shares his unique South by South West Sketchnotes made during some of the best panels of Southby. We put together a small collection of his work, panel descriptions, podcasts, slides, micro-sites and a short interview with Mike about his style. Take a short foray into SXSW’s panels with Mike’s sketchnotes as your guide.
If you work on the web, the SXSW Interactive festival last week was pretty hard to avoid (particularly if you’re a Twitter user), and this week there will be the inevitable avalanche of blog posts from attendees — who they met, where they partied, and whether it was better or worse than last year.
But is it, as they say, “all that”? If you didn’t attend, did the fuss and excitement have you turning green with envy — or is SXSW simply a week-long party for A-listers and wannabe blogerati, desperately flickring each other to somehow validate their pitiful obsession with what is essentially simply yet another tech conference?
Killersites.com is an old site, nearly 12 years old now! Since web years are worse than cat years … that makes killersites.com one of the oldest websites on the Web today!
After a few years of (I must admit) pure laziness, I finally started to work on a new set of Dreamweaver CS3 video tutorials.
… But, to be fair to myself, I wasn’t in a hurry to upgrade my Dreamweaver MX videos since the differences between CS3 and MX are really minimal … most of the changes are ‘under the hood’.
Floating around the universe, are certain universal principles that transcend disciplines. I would like to explore a few of them here, and talk about how they can be applied to web design.
Because of recent demand, I decided to release my PHP video tutorials in iPod format - that means they play on your iPod.