Archive for September, 2008

Webmaster Jam Session $50 Discount Code

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Webmaster Jam SessionThe Webmaster Jam Session ’08 is coming right up (Oct 3rd and 4th) in Atlanta. If you haven’t signed up yet and are thinking about going, don’t hesitate. For the money, this is the best web development conference out there. I went last year and got a ton out of it.

This year, I somehow convinced the organizers that I knew a thing or two about web development. So I’ll be giving my own talk on Oct 3rd about the one or two things I know, and maybe a bit more.

“Joking” aside (it’s early, and I haven’t had coffee yet), I’ll be joining the many fine speakers on the panel and giving a talk on the Power of Frameworks. The gist will be that using a framework, be it an off the shelf CMS like Drupal, or a custom one like my own DST, will save you time, your clients money, and make you more valuable as a web developer. I’ll give some real world examples and some practical tips on how to make multi-site development easier and faster.

Part of what makes WJS so good is the fact that seats are limited to 240 people. This means sessions are intimate, casual, and focused. It also means that you’ll stand a great chance of meeting people that can help you.

There are only a few seats left. If you sign up, use the discount code ICANHAZWJS for $50 off your registration.


43folders Meta List on Productivity

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Okay, this is more for me than for you, my dear reader, but if you’re struggling with any productivity-based problem, 43folders is the place for you. Here are some crucial meta links:

What Sucks?

Looking for specific answers to what sucks for you today?

“My email sucks.”
“My attention management sucks.”
“My compulsive web browsing sucks.”
“My lack of resolve to put my art first sucks.”
“My procrastination sucks.”
“No, seriously. My procrastination really sucks.”
“My fiddling with ‘productivity systems’ sucks.”
“My to-do list sucks.”
“My blog sucks.”
“My band’s stupid website sucks.”
“My meetings suck.”
“My PowerPoint presentation sucks.”
“I suck.”

Google’s Chrome Browser

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Google ChromeGoogle have announced the release of a free, open source browser called Chrome.

The good news is that it’s based on Webkit, so, in theory, this means that support will come easily for Web Developers.

Rather than regurgitate the details of Google’s announcement here, head on over and read it for yourself. I, for one, am intrigued.

Link: Google’s Chrome Browser Announcement