Product designer. Coder of websites and emails. Writer of blog posts about these things, plus some stories.
I've really been feeling this great quote lately.
"Our capacity for fretting is endless, and no matter how many difficulties we surmount, how many ideals we realize, we shall always find an excuse for being magnificently miserable."
– Will & Ariel Durant
5:43 AM · Oct 11, 2022
The best advice to keep in mind, whether you’re starting a company or making art, via Derek Sivers.
Chapter 10 from the book “Your Music and People”. Go to https://sive.rs/m for more.
"What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they'll do wonderful things with them."— Steve Jobs, 1994
A good take on the motivation for doing something from Jason Fried of Basecamp and Hey Email.
Social media has made us think that people aren't being themselves online. This article makes the case that the internet may be the one place where we are able to try and be as much of ourselves as we can be.
This article about the addition of hand tracking to the latest iteration of Myst is great for understanding a bit about how the process works. It makes perfect sense for the world of Myst and is an example of how much simpler of a user interface it is than using controllers!
Blocks Edit made the list of the top most accessible emails sent out.
This is our first accessibility report. We intend to publish one on a regular basis to report on the state of accessibility in the email industry.
A walkthrough of me using the new Blocks Edit template editor.
Make any HTML email visually editable using the Blocks Edit template editor that allows you to click on and enable the options you need.
Our goal with Blocks Edit was to make it as easy as possible to setup a CMS for any HTML email and today we're taking the next big step with a visual template editor.
Introducing our visual editor for setting editable properties for your HTML template’s content editing.
On how Microsoft's Outlook is the Internet Explorer of email design and losing users because of it.
Email clients have improved email rendering throughout the years. Except for Microsoft Outlook. Here’s how to support it and keep your sanity.
There's a pretty cool pizza place in the valley, that's really not about the pizza, that I somehow didn't know about until I went to it recently with a couple of friends. It has a fully working theater organ which was originally built in the 1920's during the silent film era as a way to add sound. It's probably the last working one in the entire US!
Ever wonder what it's like to develop a cartoon TV show for Disney and work with Standards and Practices on Disney feels is appropriate for kids? The creator of Gravity Falls shared his experience which is pretty hilarious!
If it seems easy, it’s probably because a lot of work was put in to make it look that way!
Easy is a word people use to describe other people’s jobs. Be careful not to assume the things you don’t know, or don’t routinely do, are easy. Would it be fair to call what you do “easy”?
Undo and revision history: we’ve been working on this big Blocks Edit feature for quite a while!
Undo and save states in Blocks Edit allow you to go back to previous edits of any of your emails.
As Apple is set to bring augmented reality to the masses with its rumored headset release this year, there’s already research being done for a new generation of how we interface with technology. Here's a nice take on the future of transhumanism.
The best part of the original Blade Runner was its soundtrack, and it’s still one of my favorite of all movie soundtracks. The composer of it was Vangelis, who died recently.
This post came out of a recent discussion I had with someone from the #emailgeeks community!
How Blocks Edit works with design guidelines.
How Blocks Edit works with your brand guidelines and design system.
A Blocks Edit customer story for DICK'S Sporting Goods who used Blocks Edit to produce more emails than they were ever able to before.
Using their modular design system in Blocks Edit allowed their team to produce more emails in less time.
A new service from Blocks Edit, for helping build an email design system.
Ensure you get the most out of your email design as a modular template and see what you can do with it in Blocks Edit.
A clip from The EMU Podcast interview I did on email editors, and what sets Blocks Edit apart from them.
Email service providers usually have their own visual editors as a way to provide a holistic way of setting up and sending...