Josiah Cole

Web design, development and general tech.

I’m Stuck – Random Design Idea Generator


I fashion myself a bit of a web designer, and sometimes after slaving away on a client’s web design proof for hours, I run into a wall of uncreative energy or as I call it “shit out of ideas”.   I have found that many times the path around or through this wall is not always Read More

Ebay User Experience Fail

So I recently purchased a classic Xbox game (which ended up sucking, more on that later) on Ebay and while the transaction went perfectly smooth, I noticed a small glitch in their post-purchase ‘leave feedback’ follow up.  It’s been almost 5 weeks since the auction ended and while I paid immediately and received the game Read More

11 Ways to Piss Off Your Tweeps

I follow a few hundred local Cape Codders on Twitter to give me a sense of what is happening in my geographical region (something I can’t get via the web/newspaper). By and large most of the Twitter streams that I see are a good mix of personal notes, self promotion and other random subjects. What Read More

Protect WordPress wp-admin Directory with htaccess

With all the recent WordPress security (or lack therof) news I was reminded of an SEO video talk I recently watched put on at WordCamp 2009 in San Fransisco by the one and only (SEO-God Spokesman) Matt Cutts of Google. One of the takeaways I got from the 45 minute online presentation was that Matt Read More

How Free is that Free Stock Photo?

Free stock photography websites are very popular these days, and there are literally hundreds if not thousands to choose from. Besides selection, quality, and featureset the one factor that is critical in evaluating these websites is the image licensing or terms of use. It doesn’t matter how many images, or what quality the images being Read More