Kill your popups or be damned by Google

Does your website use a huge popup asking for people to sign up for your newsletter? Well, Google’s not a fan. Starting 10 January, 2017, Google will begin to penalize websites with intrusive popups and interstitials. What’s an interstitial? It’s basally a popup that doesn’t let you see a website until you tap the close […]

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Pre-order your .Blog domain!

Automattic, the people people behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce,  and more, recently won the rights to the .blog domain last year. It wasn’t cheap, either: they spent about $19 million to secure the domain. Hopefully, people will be interested enough to buy .blog web addresses to offset the price. This is a pretty big deal because there […]

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Why the hamburger menu is killing your business

The hamburger menu is the three stripes you see in the upper corners of a website. It was inspired by mobile design patterns, where screen space is small (or rather used to be small before phablets showed up). You can’t put too many navigation links on a mobile site, so a new trend birthed itself from this problem: hide the navigation links under a menu. This menu was often designed as the, now notorious, hamburger icon.

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Start your online magazine

Magazines are the best.

There’s a vocal bunch of people shouting PRINT IS DEAD most often in comment sections on the internet. Sometimes they write long winded articles about print’s inevitable demise, too. Then there’s the other bunch of people shouting back, although a little quieter, NO IT’S NOT.

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