Archives: September 2011

Web Fonts are NOT the Future of the Web

My apologies in advance to my good friends in web design, but I am going to take off my web designer hat and put on my web developer hat for a minute.  And yes, you heard me right, web fonts are not the future of the web.

Web designers have an amazing impact on the web as they are the ones who make it beautiful.…

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Web Apps for the Masses

I have been interested for a few years now in the concept of making web apps available for smaller companies and organizations. There has been a lot said over the years about the advantages of web apps over web sites and there are some interesting stats showing a recent and rapid increase in web applications emerging on the market. Having worked for companies that specialize in building custom applications that meet specific business needs, I understand how much time and money goes into developing these kinds of niche solutions.


Tchau: An informal portuguese word used in Brazil derived from the Italian word "Ciao", a salute that means either "Hello" or "Goodbye". However, in Brazil it is not used as an initial greeting - instead, it is a common substitute for the word "Adeus" - "Goodbye" in Portuguese.

Common usage:
- Tchau, Diana. Vemo-nos amanhã.
- Tchau, Diana. We'll see each…

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Vote for WordPress Sessions at SXSW

Jane Wells posted this article over at

Each year, members of the web community from around the world submit session proposals to the South by Southwest Interactive conference, an event that played a role in the birth of WordPress. We head to Austin every year, do a BBQ or throw a party, but despite the fact that almost 15% of the…