After listening to this month's presentation at TC Web Pros, I was inspired to start using @font-face on my websites, to start using custom fonts. Typekit.com is one source help you get started, and even better, the Minnesota-based Kernest.com.
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Sharing what I know on web design, search engines, technology, hosting, and more.
I recently attended a talk by noted web usability expert Jared Spool, entitled "Revealing Treasures from the Amazon". Amazon.com is an icon, one of the most highly visited and well-known websites around, and it's often cited as a model for what others want in a website. "Do it like Amazon" is a mantra repeated over and over again by companies building or retooling their website. They seem successful, therefore we should just copy what they do.
Google is a favorite of mine, and they keep coming up with new tools to discover. The Google Wonder Wheel is a free search tool that takes your search terms, and displays them in a 'mind-map' styled visual, letting you see what words connect to your search term in a graphic way.
One use is just a different way to search for something, maybe it will lead you to some different results. Another use is identifying keywords related to your targeted keywords–rapidly identifying popular key phrases that you could also be targeting to increase site traffic.
I have a nice black container on my desk, the sort of useful prop you'd find at the Container Store, for holding miscellaneous things. I use mine for business cards. Lots and lots of cards. As they come in, I put them in the box. And when the box starts to overflow, then it's time to get the data into my computer where it will be easier to access.
Several clients are asking me to create and embed RSS feeds on their sites these days, so it seems like a good time to review what these are and how to use them.