I started my blog 13 years ago, in 2003. At the time, Movable Type was the most popular blogging platform; although a challenger, in the form of WordPress, had newly arrived on the blogging scene. Read More
Thanks to the rise of social media, blogs are no longer the discussion forums they used to be a few years ago. A well-designed blog comments section made the experience of reading through the discussion of an article a visually pleasing experience. This collection pulls together some of the best examples from around the web.Read More
If you use FeedBurner to deliver your RSS feed then you’ll want to check out Feed Analysis by BlogPerfume. Plug in your FeedBurner URL and Feed Analysis will spit out a variety of pretty charts of your site’s RSS activity.Read More
Yes, it’s great to get your article on the front page of Digg’s design section — you get a huge traffic spike; hopefully your site stays up; you get a bunch of snarky comments — but it’s not exactly easy to do.Read More
There are a number of readability testing tools available on the web.
I was recently looking for a good online readability tool to use and as I was reviewing them I thought it would be helpful to write up my research. I found 12 tools worth checking out. My comparison of them is below.
I was especially interested to see how their results compared when analyzing the same text. I used the Gettysburg Address for my sample text (see “Conclusions” for some take aways).
It appears that sometime on Friday my comment system broke. It may have something to do with my running out of disk space (which happened on the same day), although when I freed up some space on my server, comments were still not working.
If you’re using FeedBurner for your RSS needs you might be interested to know that its Pro features are now free. Now you can get more analytics data as well as the ability to brand your feed under a sub-domain of your site. Nice one!