Andy McIlwain

Andy McIlwain

Miscellaneous web-type geek. I help build online communities. I also like to doodle. (What's up with that, anyway?)
Re: WordPress Auto-Updates Millions Of Yoast SEO Plugins After Vulnerability - http://www.seroundtable.com/wordpre...
"It's a bit goofy, but it does the job for branding. It's a distinct style, and it's immediately recognizable. The WordPress plugin experience is more visually-driven than ever (http://wptavern.com/wordpress-..., so this sort of consistent brand identity is important." - Andy McIlwain
Re: How Competitive Analysis Leads To A Better B2B SEO Program - http://searchengineland.com/...
"Template everything. For example: Create a "Best Practices" checklist for yourself. Include inline notes about which tools to use, etc... Replicate it for every single client you work with. Building on that: I have a dedicated Projects folder in Drive, and within that I have a Project Template folder. I keep improving the assets within that folder, so whatever project I start next gets the latest-and-greatest version of my process." - Andy McIlwain
Re: Mobilegeddon Is Coming on April 21 - Are You Ready? - http://searchenginewatch.com/sew...
"The best mix is a combination of server-side device detection and client-side responsive design. The server-side detection takes care of handling which resources get loaded (i.e. no need to send a mobile user a bunch of JS and CSS if they're not using it), while the responsive design handles variable viewing dimensions." - Andy McIlwain
Re: Buffer takes Pablo, its words-on-an-image service, out of beta - http://thenextweb.com/socialm...
"I've been playing with Pablo for a few days. Love the simplicity. The Buffer team did a great job with this." - Andy McIlwain
Re: Google: The Mobile-Friendly Ranking Factor Runs In Real-Time & Is On A Page-By-Page Basis - http://searchengineland.com/google-...
"Makes sense. Google's mobile search results prioritizes sites built for mobile." - Andy McIlwain
Re: Advice on Marketing and Writing from Kate Kiefer Lee of MailChimp - https://blog.gathercontent.com/advice-...
"“Don’t worry so much about the rules. Just say what you mean, and say it nicely.” Love it. Getting overly concerned about what's right can make you lose sight of what works." - Andy McIlwain
Re: Why It’s Risky Business for Publishers to Build Their Own CMS - http://www.pbs.org/mediash...
"Another point in favour of established CMS platforms: extensibility. Plugins and modules to extend existing functionality without requiring as much dev resourcing." - Andy McIlwain
Re: Buffer Investors’ Update: New Company Structure, $5M Annual Revenue - https://open.bufferapp.com/buffer-...
"Thanks again for sharing the ebook! Y'all are awesome." - Andy McIlwain
Re: The 10 Buffer Values and How We Act on Them Every Day - https://open.bufferapp.com/buffer-...
"The Buffer blog -- particularly Open -- is one of the few company blogs that I bother to thoroughly read. Y'all are knocking it out of the park with your content. :) Keep it up, I'm pumped to see what you have in store for 2015." - Andy McIlwain
Re: 4 Powerful Content Marketing Frameworks to Jumpstart Your Blog Traffic - https://blog.bufferapp.com/content...
"Really diggin' the Tofu-Mofu-Bofu model. Catchy name, applicable to a wide range of topics. Solid!" - Andy McIlwain
RT @WCYYZ: We're excited to have @mail_poet sponsoring this year, and they're hiring! Support Hero/Evangelist, details @ http://www.mailpoet.com/jobs/
The things you're doing. What's the motivation? Who are you trying to impress? If they weren't around, would you still be doing it?
Review embargoes to hide tech issues + the ridiculous game currency? Lame, @Ubisoft. http://www.polygon.com/2014... #AssassinsCreed #ACUnity
NYPD to stop arresting people for minor marijuana offenses http://cir.ca/news...
$2 Billion and Counting https://news.spotify.com/... via @Spotify
Happy to help. :) MT @marketerswb: Thanks for serving #nonprofits as part of the @MarketersWB team http://www.themwb.org/team/
RT @TTCnotices: Service suspended on Line 1 between Spadina & Union Stns due to an injury a track level @ St George Stn. Response personnel on route.#TTC
Type Genius: Perfectly pair Google web fonts! http://www.typegenius.com/...
Help make it happen for TOTechBash 2014 https://www.indiegogo.com/project... #indiegogo via @indiegogo (Just donated to jump the line!)
I'll be at the #HoHoTO party Dec 11 in support of @DailyBreadTO. Grab your ticket for this great cause. https://t.co/Kru5aU3pvF
New @foofighters album is a nice work of art for the ears. Exploring different styles without losing the Foo touch.
I've probably tweeted this before but dammit I'm gonna tweet it again: @TNR has fab typography and layout and it's all great. Also Drupal.
State of the Word Q&A | Matt Mullenweg http://ma.tt/2014... ("We have to make #a11y a first-class citizen.")
Federal appeals court uphold same-sex marriage bans in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Michigan http://cir.ca/news... (What a crock.)
Suffering is essential. http://andymci.com/2014...
"Add Website as Task" is one of many reasons I can't pull myself away from @todoist.
WordPress 4.1 to Introduce Theme Support for the Title Tag http://wptavern.com/wordpre...
Livin on the waterfront is great and all when you can bike about. But relying on TTC? Hot damn. The Spadina car is a mess.
Trudeau on income splitting. http://andymci.com/2014...
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