5 private social networks for collaboration

Truth be told, the current web is strongly focused in social with sharing and collaboration as one of the most sought-after values in a web application. If you like the idea of sharing stuff with friends and co-workers but need just a little more privacy than the offered by apps like Twitter, Facebook and Google what-was-that-name-oh-yeah-plus, read on to discover 5 private social networks that might have gone under your radar.

bbPress 2.0 and BuddyPress 1.5 are now available!

Just in time for Spring or Autumn, bbPress 2.0, the long awaited forum plugin for WordPress,¬†has been released. bbPress is Automattic's solution to build a community around forums, but if you want to build your community around a social network, the new¬†BuddyPress 1.5 was also released. I once asked openly on Twitter what was the… Continue reading bbPress 2.0 and BuddyPress 1.5 are now available!

20 single page websites for products

The product landing pages have been streamlined over the years to be simple yet providing a compelling experience to the potential buyer. The examples exhibited here showcase the product in one single page where buyers can find information about the product, testimonials, social proof and of course, a big fat button to buy the product!… Continue reading 20 single page websites for products

How personalized search & services narrow our worldview

This TED Talk by Eli Pariser focuses on how the personalization filters applied by social networks, search engines, smart feed readers and others might be trapping us in a "filter bubble", avoiding our exposure to information beyond our comfort zone that could broaden our worldview. Note: The following video from TED might not be displayed… Continue reading How personalized search & services narrow our worldview

The future of the internet does have room for web designers!

While I refrain myself from getting into discussions about something that somebody else said, the last article by Cameron Chapman on SmashingMagazine made me think. Ok, it got me angry because of the dangerous pretentious of the article: considering graphic design irrelevant and worst of all, unnecessary. After reading something I find so shallow and… Continue reading The future of the internet does have room for web designers!