Your Canadian small business must have a “.com” domain. I beg to differ.

I came across what I consider to be some slightly dated advice most recently, on a website design site, while I was doing a bit of competitive research on small business website design. It had been copied, albeit with a link, from an article on entitled “10 things Every Small-Business Website Needs.”

The reference was a quote by Ron Wright, of Accentrix, and if he was quoted correctly says, “I always recommend the .com domain as users are conditioned to type that extension when they enter a Web address. For non-profits or organizations, I usually recommend using a .org domain for branding purposes, but also recommend having a .com version of the domain in case a user accidentally types the .com address.” Continue reading

The death of typography

I originally wrote this for a LinkedIn post but since I have my own blog now, well, fun! wow!

When did typography die, and more importantly does anyone care?

Don’t get me wrong, I understand that the initial blow was struck probably in 1984 when a women threw a sledge hammer at a television screen, but blaming technology, and the introduction of a new tool because that’s all a computer really is, for this demise, is a lot like me blaming my golf game on my clubs. Not that that doesn’t happen, it’s just not right.

So, what do I mean by the death of typography and our professions apathetic response?

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