SEO and Drupal: Five Modules To Make You Stand Out

In the days before I worked with a content management system, I built pages by hand. It’s an exercise in consistency. One of the joys of a CMS like Drupal is that it repeatedly put all of your best practices into place. Having such a large open-source community really...

Five Projects I Would Really Love To Do

Twenty years of web development. Before that, I experimented in digital publishing. And before that: game design. Go back further and you get to the era when I used my computer solely for writing. That’s a lot of years in front of a computer. In the early days, I did...

The Buy Cialis Problem

WordPress is popular. As such, it’s a ripe target for those who want to exploit the largest number of web applications with the least amount of effort. Over the past two years, Web malware has grown around 140%. At the same time, WordPress has exploded in popularity...

HELP! The phone book has my website!

In the 1990s, businesses paid to have listings in the phone book. When the Internet caught on, phone books tried to gain dominion there too. They offered value added services and marketing synergy. Let the phone book handle the marketing. That little patch of real...

Shopify Had A WordPress plugin. Then They Gave Up.

Shopify is a Canadian success story. It was founded in 2004 by Tobias Lütke, Daniel Weinand, and Scott Lake after attempting to open Snowdevil, an online store for snowboarding equipment. Unsatisfied with the existing e-commerce products on the market, Lütke, a...

Go With What You Know

Everyone has strengths, skills and aptitudes. Add in hobbies and interests. Maybe you’ve never looked at a ledger, but your mind is tuned to following columns and rows and transferring figures accurately, so you would make a good accountant. Maybe you spent a...