This you??? Anatomy of a Twitter Phishing Attack

Over the last couple of days I’ve gotten at least 10 Direct Messages from Twitter friends – most of which are pretty well versed in modern web technologies and even one that calls herself a “social media expert”. The messages are all the same, the text “This you???” followed by a shortened link. The link…

Design Schooled Kids – Pushing WordPress to the edge

A couple of months ago I got a tweet from Tracy Sullivan of Design Schooled Kids about creating a web site for her line of stationery for kids. It was an interesting project both because of the products themselves – stationery that teaches kids to read and write – and because it posed some unique…

By Land, Sea or Air – A travel blog based on the MyKipple project

We’ve been talking about taking a road trip through the USA for a long time, so when my TV job ended in October we decided now was the time. And in true blogger fashion, a road trip required a dedicated blog just for that and nothing else. This also presented an opportunity for me to…

The Big Expression Web 3 Giveaway – Winners Announced

UPDATE: WINNERS ANNOUNCED! The draw for the Expression Web 3 giveaway were performed this evening by @AnnyChih and @dabblerDOTca. Congratulations to @paladyn as the grand prize winner. The two runners up are @tommyflynn and @mxj1009. A big thanks to the 80-some Tweeters who participated in the contest. To celebrate the release of my new book…

A Code of Ethics for Bloggers and Social Media

As an Online Content Creator – whether it be as a blogger, a video blogger, a podcaster, a microblogger or a general social media participant – you are an important part of the wider public knowledge creation and discussion. This role carries with it a responsibility to be fair, honest and respectful not only toward…

YouTube joins the movement to phase out Internet Explorer 6

One of the cool things about SuperPreview (the browser testing application that comes packaged with the new Microsoft Expression Web 3) is that it lets you check any site against older browsers. So when I have a couple of minutes to spare I test out well known sites to see if they comply with web…

This is Expression Web 3

Expression Web 3 is now available for trial download directly from Microsoft. Click here to join in on the fun! It’s no secret that I’ve been playing around with various pre-beta and beta versions of version three of Microsoft Expression Web for the last few months, all in preparation for the release of my new…

Introducing Expression Web SuperPreview – Cross-browser testing at your fingertips

About a year ago I got an email from my friend Anna Ullrich from the Microsoft Expression team. She wanted to know if I’d be interested in providing some feedback on a new, exciting and super secret application they were developing for the next release of Expression Web. Being obsessively curious I couldn’t turn that…