News : June 2006
Article: Watch Your COGS
You‘re a designer, not an accountant, right? Unfortunately, running your own business involves dealing with finances as well as fonts. This week, Business End Columnist Nick Gould offers a crash course on making COGS (cost of goods sold) part of your financial toolkit. Read more...
It seems that I have been hearing about a lot of great.. no wait, scratch that, excellent workshops that are going to hit pretty soon. I did some research and I was wrong, there isn't a lot of workshops coming soon, there is a onslaught of biblical proportions. Here's what I found:
- July 6th in New York, NY - Make the jump to Ajax and DOM Scripting with Jeremy Keith
- July 19th in London, UK - A-Z: How to Build a Web App with Ryan Carson
- July 19th in Toronto, CA - Building Enterprise Web Apps on a Budget - How We Built Flickr with Cal Henderson
- July 20th in Portland, OR - Design and Usability Techniques for Successful Websites with Jared Spool
- July 20th in Portland, OR - Designing for Mobile: Bringing Design Down to Size with Brian Fling
- July 20th in Portland, OR - CSS Bootcamp with David McFarland
- July 20th in Portland, OR - The Iterative App: An Agile Method with Kelly Goto
- July 20th in Portland, OR - Design Thinking with Luke Williams
- August 10th-11th in London, UK - Core Ruby on Rails with Geoff Grosenbach
- August 14th-15th in Sydney, AU - CSS Workshops with Russ Weakley
- August 14th-17th in Washington D.C. - User Experience Week 2006 with Steven Johnson, Michael Bierut, and Jeffrey Veen
- August 17th-18th in Sydney, AU - CSS Workshops with Russ Weakley
- September 18th in Seattle, WA - An Event Apart Seattle with Jeffrey Zeldman and Eric Meyer
- October 19th in London, UK - CSS for Developers with Molly E. Holzschlag and Andy Clarke
It's very likely I have missed a few workshops that should be listed here, if so, please let me know.
10 days left for discounted WebVisions 2006 tickets
I am excited by the number of people who will be attending WebVisions this year. For those who haven't registered yet I want to let you know that the Early Bird rates end in one week. After June 30th you will have to pay standard price, so if I were you, I'd register now. Also, as I mentioned previously, hotel space is filling up fast, so you might want to book your room ASAP. Also, don't forget to let me know you are going by marking yourself as attending on Upcoming.org, if you're not marked as attending I won't know to invite you to some of the cool private parties happening at WebVisions. I hope to see you there!
Good friend and Digital Web Magazine supporter Bruce Livingstone has gratiously offered Digital Web Magazine readers a special discounted offer at iStockPhoto.com plus 10 free high-rez images. For those who don't know, iStockPhoto.com is where Digital Web Magazine get's it's beautifull imagery that you see gracing the home page. We've been using their imagery for years now and we haven't run into one problem with finding a photo that fit each article's theme.
Wanted: Copy Chief
Digital Web Magazine is looking for someone who believes content is king and has an eye for even the smallest detail. Copy Chief doesn't just lead the copy editing team, they ARE the copy editing team. We are seeking people who have a passion for editing content and can make even the most challenging content shine. Your work should be nearly unnoticeable even to the author. You should be dedicated, reliable, and have a sense of passion for content editing, not to mention a good sense of humor. Does this sound like you? Are you already correcting typos in this job description? Then we want to hear from you. Please be prepared to send us examples of works you have edited and any relevant experience.
Review: Caphyon Advanced Web Ranking
You’ve redesigned. Under the hood, the corporate Web site has become a semantic, standards-based beauty and now you need to gather data to demonstrate page rank ROI. Join Ken Westin, Digital Web Magazine’s Product Reviewer as he takes Caphyon Advanced Web Ranking for a test drive. Read more...
Digital Web Magazine contributing editor, Meryl Evans, tells me that she's launched the new design of her site Meryl.Net. The design, templates and information architecture was created by us at Blue Flavor. There may be a few validation errors here and there (some contents may have shifted in flight, there was a lot of tweaking after the fact in order to get things to work in the CMS) and you may see things like colors changing and icons changing or being removed as Meryl finalizes the site, but all in all I am pretty happy with the results and I think that Meryl is as well.
An Event Apart Seattle
For those in the Seattle area you may want to consider attending An Event Apart Seattle. Web standards guru and renowned author Jeffrey Zeldman will be speaking at the event as well as CSS expert Eric Meyer and a cast of several other well-known web luminaries.
James Craig goes to Apple
So not too long ago the big industry news was that Doug Bowman was going Google. Yesterday's news was that Robert Scoble is leaving Microsoft. Well, today's news is that James Craig is going to go work for Apple. I wish all of these guys the best of luck with their new jobs and hope to see them on the conference circut once again.
Article: The Pinball Effect
The quest for the Managing Editor
Thanks to all of those who have responded to the call for a Managing Editor here at Digital Web Magazine. Yes, we are still looking for the right person... if you want to contribute to the effort, help give back to the community and have a love for the web profession, this may be the role for you. Here's your chance to make a difference in the web community and build a name for yourself at the same time, we want to hear from you.
Creating a HTML email newsletter
Our good friend David Greiner has published a great article entitled HTML Emails - Taming the Beast which showcases some well-designed HTML newsletters including Digital Web Magazine's very own newsletter designed by Mark Wyner. This is a great HTML email 101 article. If you liked this article you may also want to check out Campaign Monitor's archive of tutorials and tips for email newsletters. Also see our review of Campaign Monitor, perhaps the best solution for creating email newsletters.