Widgets on Pleasure and Pain

A few weeks ago my lovely friend Livia Labate asked me what widgets I use in the sidebar of this blog. Since I thought it might be interesting information for everyone, I’m posting it here. Twitter Widget Google Calendar embed Dopplr blog badge Disqus recent comments widget Amazon Carousel Widget MyBlogLog Recent Readers Widget Enjoy!

WordPress 2.8 is released

I use WordPress to power this blog so I always like to take a close look at new versions to see if they will help or hurt my workflow. Over a year ago I wrote extensively about WordPress 2.5, which was a drastic overhaul of all aspects of the admin tool. I failed to write [Keep Reading…]

Anonymous Commenters

Ever pick up Maxim magazine? It’s topical for men’s issues. Same concept. Not a limitation. Just topical relevance. Originally posted as a comment by openminded. Dear “openminded” (and other anonymous commenters): You’re allowed to have an opposing viewpoint. In fact, I welcome it! But when you don’t use your real name, your comments hold no [Keep Reading…]

This email is bloggable

Last month I got an email from Jonathan Berger, whom I had met briefly at NY Tech Meetup several months back. He just launched an online vintage marketplace called Market Publique and wanted to spread the news (I’ve already bought two items from it and it’s actually pretty rad). I get a lot of emails [Keep Reading…]

A blogger’s worst nightmare

When you hit Save Draft and you get this message: WordPress Failure Notice: Your attempt to edit this post has failed. Please try again. Luckily for me, when I hit the Back button I discovered that WordPress had auto-saved the draft and none of my edits were lost. Still, perhaps they should consider using a [Keep Reading…]

In the Press

Inspired by my good friend Matthew Knell, I’ve added a Press page to this site to highlight some of the awesome articles in which I’ve been mentioned. I always get a thrill when asked to contribute my thoughts as a user experience designer or to be featured for my work. It’s truly an honor. If [Keep Reading…]