Category: Blog

My Go-To List of WordPress Plugins

June 20, 2013
My List of Go-To WordPress Plugins

Yoast (WordPress SEO) This no-brainer is fast becoming a must for WordPress SEO. WP-reCAPTCHA & Login reCAPTCHA These two WordPress plugins have proven highly effective against comment spam and phishing expeditions.  The installation is a bit cumbersome and it impedes visitor usability a bit, but I find it to be a necessary evil. Simple Google Analytics…

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Beautify Your iOS Photos with Over

May 16, 2013
Over App - Add beautiful typography to your photos

99.94% of the time, I’m disappointed by apps.  Like most things in life, it’s all fancy packaging wrapped around empty promises followed by crushing reality, lingering disappointment and reduced self-esteem for having been a big enough sucker to believe in anything to begin with. Every one-hundred-thousand apps or so, however, one comes along that is…

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Big Frog Goes Big and Gets Noticed: Awarded Golden Ed Award

May 14, 2013
Big Frog receiving The Golden Ed Award

Big congratulations to Big Frog for receiving the second Golden Ed Award. Big Frog, headquartered in downtown Dunedin, is rapidly opening new franchised custom t-shirt stores all around America. Leeward, Big Frog’s Chief Executive Frog, was kind enough to show 13 Guys Named Ed around the office and introduce us to his great team. Leeward…

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Coming Full Circle: TypeKit’s Desktop Font Access

May 7, 2013

Starting mid-June, desktop fonts will be included with Typekit Portfolio, Performance, and Business plans, as well as paid Creative Cloud subscriptions. “We’re starting with 175 font families from 7 top-tier foundries. You’ll be able to sync them to your desktop and use them in all your applications for web mockups, print design, word processing, and more. This feature will…

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Writing a B2B White Paper

May 7, 2013
How to Write a Business-to-Business White Paper

Get to the point immediately And take care of the details last. Punch line: “That’s not a duck… that’s my wife!” The standard worry is that a punch line won’t have any impact unless the mechanics of the joke are laid out in perfect, airtight detail. The reality is, if the punch line is good…

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How should you RSVP?

May 1, 2013
Business Networking Groups and Social Networking

Tonight, as I do most nights, I am putting on my best “social butterfly” dress and hitting the town. No, it isn’t Ladies’ Night at Club TrendyName, but something even more important: a social event being put on by a networking group we belong to. I attend these events often and do my best to represent the rest…

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Geek Joke of the Day*

April 23, 2013
Geek Joke of the Day

A man flying in a hot air balloon suddenly realizes he’s lost. He reduces height and spots a man down below. He lowers the balloon further and shouts to get directions, “Excuse me, can you tell me where I am?” The man below says: “Yes. You’re in a hot air balloon, hovering 30 feet above…

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Dropbox for Business

April 23, 2013
Dropbox for Business

We’re proud to announce our association with Dropbox. We’ve been using Dropbox internally for years and believe it to be the best cloud-based file collaboration and storage product available today. Recently, they have developed a business-focused product Dropbox for Business (formerly “Dropbox for Teams”). Dropbox Is Now The Data Fabric Tying Together Devices For 100M Registered…

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SEO in Action

April 18, 2013
design ideas for shoes that can be eaten

I’m the kind of guy who likes to trawl Google Analytics and Google Webmaster tools. I am very interested to see what people are looking for and where they’re coming from. I read this data like most people read Facebook; while watching crappy television. Every now and then, I run across a search term like…

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