• An Analysis of the Facebook game FarmVille
    12/06/2009 3:28PM
    Here's a link to a very interesting analysis of the Facebook game FarmVille, which now has more users than Twitter. It discusses the aspects of the game that make it so addictive. I can see how some of these concepts could be applied to other areas: [http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/MarkNewheiser/200912043733/Farmvil ... Read Full Article
  • New FTC rules governing bloggers go into effect today.
    12/01/2009 12:52PM
    #important If you know anyone who authors a blog and/or does any kind of affiliate marketing, new FTC rules went into effect today that govern "misleading practices in online endorsements". See  Fines go up to $11,000.   (Chip is our attorney ... Read Full Article
  • Google Webmaster Tools
    11/28/2009 5:37PM
    If you want to get more traffic from google make sure to check out [Google's Webmaster Tools][1]. There are a number of tools including an analysis of how your site ranks under various search terms. [1]: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools ... Read Full Article
  • Technorait Blog index
    11/27/2009 7:59PM
    I've submitted this blog to the Technorati blog index: ESZ9KGWGT5XG ... Read Full Article
  • Personal Patterns
    11/21/2009 4:09PM
    I've been spending my time recently researching how the downloadable software industry has changed, especially in the finance/investing world. This is part of my work on [Personal Stock Monitor][1] and it's associated formVista based social networking site [CollabInvest.net][2]. I may be guilty of relying too much ... Read Full Article
  • Another good small-biz marketing blog
    11/17/2009 6:36PM
    A friend forwarded me this this marketing blog today. The writing style is pretty funny but her points are dead on. There is also an active community of commentors, which are equally engaging. [ http://ittybiz.com/ ][1] [1]: http://ittybiz.com/ ... Read Full Article
  • White House Website Switches To Open Source Content Management Platform
    10/25/2009 1:13PM
    Interestingly, the White House has ditched their proprietary content management system in favor of [Drupal][1], another open source content management platform not unlike formVista. As reported on [Slashdot][2]: *"[WhiteHouse.gov has gone Drupal][3]. After months of planning, says an Obama Administration source, t ... Read Full Article
  • So you want to grow your site to one million users and beyond
    10/06/2009 1:54PM
    This is an excellent bullet point presentation that my business partner, Anatoly, found. It's by the founder of [Digg.com][1]. [1]: http://www.digg.com ... Read Full Article
  • Web Ink Now
    09/27/2009 11:13PM
    An excellent marketing blog from the author of the New Rules of Marketing and PR: [http://www.webinknow.com/ ][1] [1]: http://www.webinknow.com/ ... Read Full Article
  • The New Rules of Marketing and PR
    09/24/2009 5:54PM
    [![marketing_new_rules.jpg][2]][2]As another step in my quest to understand why things that worked like a champ just a few years no longer do, I'm currently reading [The New Rules of Marketing and PR][2]![ir?t=personaltoolscom&l=as2&o=1&a=0470379286][3].  It's surprising to me that so many of the reasons why we origi ... Read Full Article
  • An Excellent Article on Marketing your website
    08/31/2009 4:23PM
    formVista was developed initially as a tool to make marketing on the web easier. formVista makes each of the use cases outlined in this article much easier: [6 Fool-Proof Steps to Make More Money With Your Website][1] [1]: http://www.doshdosh.com/six-steps-to-make-more-money-with-your-website/ "Permanent Lin ... Read Full Article
  • formVista is now available for immediate download
    08/18/2009 11:36PM
     formVistatm Beta 1 is now available for download from the [downloads page][1]. This is the first public release. Recent changes include: * A completely reworked installation and setup system. * A completely reworked login system featured digest authentication. * A newly minted theme selector ... Read Full Article
  • New formVista powered site - takebackyourbirth.com
    08/06/2009 12:49AM
    Yet another new formVista powered community site [http://takebackyourbirth.com.][1] [1]: http://takebackyourbirth.com ... Read Full Article
  • New formVista site launched - www.nbinteractive.com
    07/20/2009 12:08AM
    Ryan over at Nuts and Bolts Interactive, Inc has launched a completely redeveloped corporate site based on the latest version of the formVista website management engine. Check it out: [www.nbinteractive.com ][1] [1]: http://www.nbinteractive.com ... Read Full Article
  • New formVista site - duncansterling.com
    07/17/2009 9:35AM
    I helped a friend of mine, Duncan Sterling, put up a placeholder site using formVista. [http://www.duncansterling.com][1] formVista has an extension called goalTracker, a website analytics package I wrote ages ago. It approaches website analytics from the point of view of "actions" or "goals ... Read Full Article
  • Open Source release of formVista core is coming
    07/12/2009 6:22PM
    I am slowly inching towards an open source release of formVista. We are still discussing the licensing but right now it looks like it's going to be an LGPL license. I don't have an ETA yet, but check back here for updates. **Update** 13 July 2009 : As a result of [this article on the GPL][1], I am reconsidering my l ... Read Full Article