I’m writing this post almost two months after my last post but it frankly doesn’t feel like it’s been two months. So much has happened with TechWhirl and other parts of my life that it all seems like a faint memory rather than around sixty-days. Since my last post, TechWhirl had just pulled off a pretty […]
I’ve spent a less than pleasant week f- around with TechWhirl’s systems in an attempt to keep BlueHost from restricting their operations. Apparently the design I’m trying to run really doesn’t work for BlueHost’s limited capacity. The design isn’t overly complex, or so I thought but apparently I was wrong. We have setup TechWhirl to […]
I just got back to Dallas late last night after attending the WritersUA Conference for Software User Assistance. WritersUA is one of three national conferences for technical writers in the United States. The other two conferences are the Society for Technical Communication’s (STC) Summit and LavaCon Conference. The STC Summit is in May and LavaCon […]
Earlier today my first solo article for TechWhirl was published. Yes, we own the site, yes I used to do about 98% of all the technical writing weekly update posts, and yes I have collaborated with Connie on a few articles but this is the first real article i’ve published on the site. It’s a […]
Pricing aside, online advertising sucks. The placement sucks. The designs suck. It’s as if all the bad things about TV ads were magically transported to the web but without 99% of the entertainment value. Sucks. Sucks. Sucks. Our philosophy with our magazine is that we want to respect the reader with great content and a nice and elegant design. Part of this means that we have to avoid flashing ads, rotating ads, and anything designed to “interupt” the reader. Why in the hell would we want to “interupt” the reader – to me that just irritates the reader and doesn’t actually get a quality click for the advertising company?