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Andy McIlwain

Andy McIlwain

Miscellaneous web-type geek. I help build online communities. I also like to doodle. (What's up with that, anyway?)
Inside the Design Team at Razorfish
Beautiful day for a bike ride in the Annex.
KW research this morning. Enjoy this stuff too much for it to feel like work. #guiltynotguilty
The Biking Blogger's Go Bag: via @lifehacker
There's a special room in hell reserved for patent trolls.
Make your words the hero of your design.
"Sketch" is a slick new portfolio theme for @wordpressdotcom users.
Keyword Tool: 750 Google Keyword Suggestions for Free. Use 192 Google Domains & 83 Languages #seo
"I have come to believe that advertising is the original sin of the web."
Embracing user onboarding for a service-based company: How automating your processes can help your business.
Make Animated GIFs from Youtube: (This'll be fun to play with.)
“Too many designers are designing to impress their peers rather than address real business problems.” —@intercom
"I don’t even want to pirate this movie." Expendables 3 is expendable: via @verge
RT @Techmeme: Bezos-owned Washington Post now inserting gross Amazon affiliate links into news articles
RT @fuuyin: Which CMS should you try? @andymci reviews options for nonprofits. Wordpress, Tendenci, GetSimpleCMS + more #nptech
"Putting a positive spin on a close is definitely worth a try as a conversion tactic." Try Reassurances:
Charging for the scarcity of human presence.
Raising Awareness via Buckets of Ice
RT @TTCnotices: No service from Ossington to St. George due to an unauthorized person at track level at Christie. Shuttle buses en route. #TTC
RT @wolever: @MailChimp mmm, really? Your browser may not issue warnings, but the insecure script refs are there:
RT @LisaFergieTO: Had a bike stolen at Yonge/Bloor recently? Perhaps it was actually removed by Brookfield. Please RT! #bikeTO #rideTO
I'll come at you if that means we're rocking out to said 90's alt rock together. @thejeffbyrnes
In Ferguson, Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery gives account of his arrest - The Washington Pos…
Drug-fueled, EDM-obsessed millennials are saving the music business - Quartz
Love to hear what insights you guys have. I'll be playing with it over the next couple of weeks. @will_lam @jlinowski
Tip for the Make theme from @thethemefoundry: Use HTML commenting <!-- --> to hide section titles on your site.
WP Core adds features for cloning plugin collections + easily migrating plugin setups from staging to production:
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