Josiah Cole

Web design, development and general tech.

Be the Bot – Check Your Competitors

Be The Bot allows you the user to see the web as Google and Yahoo! bot see it. This is significant because it allows you to see which sites are serving different versions of content based on whether the viewer is a person or a bot. If you think you’re competitor is cheating in the Read More

19 Things NOT To Do When Building a Website

Hey There Stranger! This post was written in 2007, and contains some advice that may no longer apply. This is my post popular article ever and has been viewed by more than a quarter of a million people. Please stick around and visit the home page to see my new posts related to web design Read More

popurls – A stylish look at the Web 2.0 World

I’m not a fan of aggregators, I prefer to maintain my own list of my favorite sites and visit them individually to get the information I need. If I only pulled RSS feeds from each of these sites I’d only get a small window into what is actually ‘happening’ at the site and I instead Read More

Second Life – Virtual Economy Metrics

Second Life is one of those companies that just continues to amaze me in regards to how it is connecting with ‘real’ society and also how it continues to be a very profitable and expanding business/network. Always open with their metrics, SL released a newly updated Virtual Economy Metrics Excel notebook document (what no Google Read More

10 BETTER Things To Do With a PC with No Internet

Recently DG of Speaking Freely ran a popular story that bubbled up on Digg and about what to do with your PC when you have no Internet connection. I read the article and was generally unimpressed by DG’s ideas for the lonely few who can’t get online. Here’s what he said in a nut Read More