add social links to your site

i spent this morning building and adding some social linking to our site. with all the digging and twittering and facebooking going on, if you have content worth sharing and you aren’t providing ways for people to share it, it’s fairly likely that people won’t. now, i have digg, facebook, and delicious bookmarklets in my google chrome bookmark bar, but i realize that i’m a geek and probably most people don’t do this. and anyway, it’s always nicer when those things are built directly into the page.

so i thought that i would share with you how to add social linking to your website or blog. please note that some of the code here will be wordpress-specific — which is great for wordpress users, but won’t be so helpful for those of you who don’t use wordpress. i will point out the areas where the code is wordpress only — there are plenty of resources out there for alternatives for your platform of choice.

127 things i hate about designer blogs

so, i’m really, really starting to get tired of the xx things you should ____ blog posts.  like, really f’ing tired.  usually they’re things like 22 ways to make twitter work for you or 18 tricks to monetize your blog or, if you’re a designer, 43 grunge textures or 29 photoshop brushes and vectors.  the last straw for me came tonight… Continue reading 127 things i hate about designer blogs


so i’m rethinking my stance on twitter.  slightly.  let me just say that i thnk a lot of twitters are inane and obnoxious, like “going to the bathroom” or “eating” and i don’t care about those.  if it was a waste of a blog post, it’s a waste of a twitter.  however, in reading things… Continue reading tweet