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Micropersuasion Moves to Edelman

Canuckflack sent me this uber-news:

Myths of Web Design Worth Uncovering

If you’ve had a website for a while now, the odds are that some web designers somewhere with too much time on their hands have contacted you about this or that element of your website, telling you how they can repair it for you.

Yahoo! UI and Design Patterns Released

As noted over on WeBreakStuff:

Bubble Bursts Hollywood Distribution Model

Replete with Tivo and other time-shifting technologies, consumers want control of what matters most-their time. Perhaps Hollywood is waking up to their needs?

Weber Shandwick Hires PR Blogger Jeremy Pepper

Congratulations to Weber Shandwick on hiring PR blogger Jeremy Pepper.

McDonald’s Moves from Fake to Real Blog

What a difference a year makes. Last year we wondered if the Golden Arches had been forever tarnished by the fake Lincolnfry blog that debuted during the Super Bowl.

The Bad Pitch Blog

Have you heard about the new blog I’ve launched with Full Frontal PR author Richard Laermer?

Nielsen buys/merges BuzzMetrics, Intelliseek

VNU sees the value of measuring consumer-generated media in this big move.

Sketchup 3D Design Google Earth plug-in

So much news, so much innovation… not sure how I missed this one but on the heels of Google Earth being released for the MAC OS the folks at Sketchup have developed a cool Google earth (gearth) plug-in – recall Sketchup is a CAD program used in 3D design.

Blog Evolution Meets Intelligent Design

Okay, so this post title was a little bit over the top.

Blogger Hacks Customer Service

ABC News World News Tonight just profiled blogger Paul English and his “Cheat Sheet to Find a Human.” …

Bill Gates Lunchbox Design On eBay

A benefit for the Food Bank of New York and the Lunchbox Fund includes lunchboxes with designs by a number of celebrities, one of which just happens to be the world’s richest man.

Design vs. SEO: Can My Site Look Good And Rank Well?
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Do you have to sacrifice all of the creative and artistic elements of your web site to rank in the search engines? Later in this article I’ll show you a real case scenario and the design and SEO approach used.

90s Web Design: A Nostalgic Look Back
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A nostalgic look back at 90s web design, and a warning to anyone whose website is an accidental anachronism.

DIY PR in a ‘Cheap’ Economy

Putting aside all the recent rhetoric and controversy surrounding Web 2.0 companies, a few facts remain, one of which is this: the costs associated with starting and running a business today are significantly lower than they were a few years ago.

Bless Me Father For I Have Blogged

With 16 years of Catholic school under my belt, I HAD to post on this news of the church crossing into state and infringing on the First Amendment.

What Defines a Blog?

CBS joins the fake/character blog fray for one of its sitcoms, How I Met Your Mother. “Barney’s Blog” is named after a character played by Neil Patrick Harris.

How to Build a Successful Graphic Design Business

Being in the graphic design business is very competitive – you have to learn to swim or you will sink fast. I’ve been a graphic designer for 12 years and I’d like to share the journey I took to owning and building a successful graphic design business.

Improving Weblog Usability

Website usability guru Jakob Nielsen published his top 10 weblog design mistakes, and the list plus his commentary are interesting reading.

Ten Simple Web Design Principles

Website design has become so complex, with scripting, and dynamic content and pulling content from RSS and ATOM feeds and Ajax enhancement and ad rotation and . . . and . . . and . . .

W3C Compliance & SEO

From reading the title many of you are probably wondering what W3C compliance has to do with SEO and many more are probably wondering what W3C compliance is at all.