Monthly Archives: December 2008

BlogBuzz December 20, 2008

Jakob Nielsen vs. The Designers

Jakob Nielsen is a purported “expert” on web usability, though his theories are often subject to controversy. To quote Wikipedia: Nielsen is a leading web usability pundit, with an expertise based on human factors engineering, but he has earned the ire of graphic designers…

Is StumbleUpon Bringing You More Traffic Than Usual?

StumbleUpon is usually my top referrer, but lately it’s been sending a lot more traffic than usual. My stats are higher than ever, and one post in particular is responsible. If you’ve been reading Webmaster-Source since August of 2007, you may remember an article…

Open Web Awards Peoples’ Choice Awards Announced

The 2008 Open Web Awards have come to a close. And with the end comes the results of the Peoples’ Choice segment, the main part of the awards. (The partnered bloggers, including myself, have already given their picks.) I have to say that the…

IntenseDebate: The Solution We’ve Been Waiting For?

Automattic, the company backing the WordPress blog platform, recently purchased the hosted commenting system IntenseDebate. Like they did with Gravatar, they will likely make it ridiculously easy to make the service work with your WordPress blog, while keeping it open to other platforms. Gravatar…

Poll: Are You Running WordPress 2.7 Yet?

WordPress 2.7 was released on the evening of December 10th, as you probably know. Interestingly, it was the first time that Twitter alerted me to the finalization of a WordPress release, rather than other means, such as the Dashboard. WP 2.7 seems to be…

AdSense For Domains

It was only a matter or time. Domainers have long put AdSense blocks on their parked domains, in an attempt to make some extra cash off the higher-traffic ones. This practice is technically against the AdSense terms of service, and isn’t really fair to…

BlogBuzz December 13, 2008

Welcome to Webmaster-Source 5.0

Welcome to the fifth iteration of Webmaster-Source.com! As you may have noticed, the latest redesign has been completed and is now up for everyone to see. The new design is a lot less…bland than the previous. At the same time, though, it’s a lot…

Evernote: Remember Everything

One software package I’ve been finding useful lately is Evernote. It’s a free note-taking service with plenty of ways to access it. You get a web app, a Macintosh client, a Windows client, a Windows Mobile app, and an iPhone app. Your notes are…

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