At the end of June, I’ll be abandoning Qwest service entirely, saving about $56/month on phone service. Not that $56/month is outrageous; it’s actually a good bit less than what I pay Tmobile every month, although there really is no comparison between what I can do on my Tmobile-powered Android and what I can do with the land line, which has become pretty useless.
There’s a myth in website design that “no one reads the copy.” It’s not entirely true. While most of the people who visit your website will not read most of the copy, the few visitors who are really interested in what you have to offer will. If they’re really interested, they’re your best prospects. And […]
We live in an era of commodification of services. Many of the services that relied on people with specialized skills and expertise a decade ago can be accomplished by low-skilled workers, and in some cases, by automated services (translation into a foreign language, for instance). Few people would argue that services delivered by low-skilled or […]
Obviously, we’ve been busy: TalaTek’s website is the fourth we’ve launched in a month (the third in little more than a week), with more in the works. This pace would be impossible without WordPress. With it, however, it’s not much of a stretch (discounting some late hours here and there). The more I work with […]
Most people think having a website has value. They’re wrong. Lots of people and businesses and organizations have websites (although as recently as a year ago, only 37% of US small businesses had one). But having a website is sort of like having a hammer. Just because you own one doesn’t mean you’re building a […]
One of the best things you can do to set the tone of a blog post and encourage people to read beyond the heading is to include an image. Most bloggers understand this, because an awful lot of them use images in their posts. But “misuse” of images is more common than “use” of images, […]
New Year’s resolutions aren’t part of my tradition. They’re too easily forgotten or ignored, and they seem to focus primarily on end results rather than on underlying issues that create the need for improvement. However, because the end-of-year holidays include more days off than I’m used to in a 2-week period, I usually do end […]