This post is dedicated to everyone who ever had trouble logging into a website (myself included, way too many times) or whoever had their account hacked because their password was too simple (way too many friends and acquaintances, way too many times). This is for us. Dear website designers and programmers: Every modern website adds new … Continue reading Single-Field Password Set/Reset: Threat or Menace?
One thing we webmasters have to worry about is the bad guys looking to install malware on our website. Fortunately, there are sometimes simple things we can do to find out whether we've been hacked. We (the royal we) sometimes say "Google is your friend." This is true here as well. Suppose your website domain … Continue reading Has your website been hacked?
We all want our work to have the perfect title. And we want to be able to market it. If I were to title a play Sibboleth, it might be the perfect title for the theme of the play, but if someone searches for it, Google will ask "Did you mean shibboleth?" although at least … Continue reading The Perfect Title – A Cautionary Marketing Tale
One thing most playwrights like to do, besides writing plays -- if you are a playwright and you don't like writing plays, please stop immediately! -- is seeing plays. And in this Internet age, one thing many of us are happy to do is purchase our tickets online. Having done some of this myself, I … Continue reading Ticket-purchasing websites
Flash is a wonderful piece of software when used to add functionality to a website. It is not a substitute for HTML. In particular, it may shut out some people from using your website. I've already written on the fact that iPhones and iPads don't run Flash. Now I'm going to tell you about how … Continue reading When good people use good software to do bad things to websites
If theatres didn't have a reason to avoid all-Flash sites - beyond the fact that some Web surfers, myself included, find them annoying - here's a scenario that might scare them back to good old HTML: You have a couple who are looking forward to a night of theater, at your theatre. They've already purchased … Continue reading The Flash and outbreak of a fiery mind
Some theatre Web sites are not particularly playwright-friendly. There is some very basic information theatre Web sites need to contain to attract the playwrights and plays they want and keep unsuitable ones away.