The Plague of IE6: Throw the Monkey into the River!

Back when Internet Explorer 6 was mainstream, it was normal practice for web developers to implement hacks for code to work properly in that browser. But are some of us still encouraging this practice? What part are web developers playing in spreading this disease? Continue reading


Which should come first: Great Content or Traffic?

Should you spend most of your time promoting your website or working on great content? Can you receive and retain visitors without great content? What if no one comes to your site? These are all questions that website owners should ask themselves. Continue reading

Our Physical State Cannot Be Ignored

Over the past few years I started to reflect on the fact that I was about 20-30 pounds overweight. I wasn’t watching what I was eating at all, and I would only exercise when it was convenient. I didn’t like to be overweight, but I also didn’t want to stop my eating habits and I didn’t not like to exercise. Even to this day it is hard for me to go running (it is more of a mental game than a physical one for me). Continue reading

Blogging is Like Sex – Anyone can do it…but few Master It

It seems everyone is blogging these days. In fact, the word “blog” has a different meaning depending on who you ask. It is just as easy to create a blog as it is to have sex (at least in “completing the transaction”). But having the ability doesn’t immediately make you into a master. Becoming a master takes effort, dedication and experience. Continue reading

How important is it for web developers to have a website?

It has seemed odd to me that some web developers like to give advice on building websites to their customers, and yet they have spent very little time on their own website (if they have one). They may know how to put the general pieces together and make a website look good or functional, but they do not know how to conceive a successful website. Instead of being the ultimate source for knowing how to make a site profitable and bring in traffic, we often times do what we are told and make a website, and our usefulness ends there. Continue reading

The Easy Path is a Scam – It’s Not What You Want

It seems like everyone is interested in the “get rich quick” schemes, or a method for generating thousands of visitors for free in no time.

But the fact of the matter is that if these things were really easy for the average person to accomplish (or cheap), the market would quickly get flooded with people going this route. It is like we want all the benefits without the cost. Continue reading