“(Here are) the raw material of facts and thoughts, wood, as it were, so called from the multiplicity and variety of the matter contained therein.”
From Ben Jonson’s Commonplace Book


Nick Vadala's picture

5 Tips for Nonprofits Considering a New Website

Are you a nonprofit considering a new website? 

Before you get overwhelmed with of all the technical details, it is important to be sure you are grounded in the basic elements that will make your site effective in supporting your mission.


Liz Schwartz's picture

Ringing In the New (Web): 2013 at EchoDitto

2013 was an exciting year at EchoDitto.


Tony Guzmán's picture

Responsive web design is 90% technical, the other half is content strategy

Yogi Berra quote homage aside, the biggest recent revelation I’ve had in doing responsive web design projects is how much content strategy plays a part.


Joshua Wachs's picture

Bitcoins Now Accepted at EchoDitto. (or: Why Nerds Like Cryptocurrency)

We here at EchoDitto enjoy exploring the new and cool ways technology is reshaping our world.Bitcoin


Apollo Gonzales's picture

5 Things Digital Teams Can Do To Harness External Innovation

I recently met with a former colleague who never fails to inspire me with the projects he's working on. For the most part, these projects are not digital in nature, but instead involve bringing real world communities together in the face of sometimes seemingly insurmountable challenges. He loves his work so much that his passion is absolutely infectious and pushes people and structures beyond their comfort zone. He is what I like to call an “innovation agent”.


Austin DeVinney's picture

More than a drop in the bucket -- Drupal 8, Nginx, and Microcaching

The LEMP stack (Linux, Nginx, MySQL, PHP) is something I learned early on in web development. It's modern, scalable, and most of all -- simple. You can get up and running in a matter of minutes with powerful tools to let you focus on writing code and not pretending to be a sysadmin.


Michelle Edwards's picture

VictoryKit: the Legacy of Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz was, by all accounts, a brilliant and passionate mind. He dropped out of high school to begin changing the world at 14, was a dotcom millionaire by 21, was indicted on federal charges at 24, and committed suicide at 26.


Jesse Littlewood's picture

Free Money! (Seriously)



Conor Walsh's picture

Beyond Words: Rethinking Languages on the Web

For most, the Internet is still something experienced through the written word. So much for the information revolution; we still access most webpages through an interface that would be all too familiar to Gutenberg and his ilk.


Juan González's picture's Big Failure

The fiasco is a timely case study in how "big" is a liability in today's age of radical connectivity. Big institutions - a giant federal bureaucracy, huge technology contractors, and a bloated government procurement process - spent over $500,000,000 creating a glorified webform -- and failed. But these big organizations never stood a chance, and smaller, more agile, and nimbler firms and processes could have mitigated these risks which now threaten the President's legacy.


Alan Ivey's picture

What's the deal with Pressflow 7?

Anyone who used Drupal 6 at scale knew that Pressflow 6 was pretty great. It forked Drupal and added several performance enhancements, including the ability to use external caches.

I see you like to read printed material. You should check out Nicco's book The End of Big: