Kathy's blog

Writing on the Web: A History

June 5, 2015

I was thinking yesterday about the first time I noticed the web.  It was 1995 and Yahoo! was still "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web." At the time I was a writer, and the Internet struck me as the perfect way to talk to readers without all the fuss of contracts and editors, not to mention dead trees. It was clearly a better way to communicate.

Keeping Up with the Kids

May 25, 2015

Having worked in web development for 19 years has its advantages, but there are plenty of disadvantages too. Gray hairs and wrinkles are a topic for another post. I’m talking about all that useless knowledge (table layout, anyone?) you still carry around and how you can get stuck in your ways. Of course, by “you” I mean me.

Best Free Image Optimization Apps for Mac

May 24, 2015

Images on the web can be a brilliant user experience enhancement. Or they can be a serious impediment to users trying to load your pages. Don’t frustrate your users with gigantic image files. With just a couple of small, free apps for your Mac, you can process images before adding them to a theme or uploading them to your site as content.


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