Notice: I no longer maintain this site regularly. While some content is still relevant, most of it will be migrated to my company site soon. To see what I'm up to go to focuslabllc.com.


This Blog is Moving

This Blog is Moving

Earlier this week I launched my new company website over at focuslabllc.com. My intent is to no longer blog on any technical level here at erikreagan.com. Anything relating to work, programming, ExpressionEngine etc will now be on The Focus Blog. I will be migrating most of my technical articles there over the next couple of weeks (with some modifications to some of them) followed by setting up 301 (perminant) redirects from here to there.

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Online Invoicing and Accounting

For the past two years I've been a happy customer of Freshbooks (referral link). There came a time, fairly early on, when my business partner and I realized we needed a better system for invoicing our clients. We were a young company still figuring some basic things out. After looking around at various solutions we landed on Freshbooks. I can't say how much hassle their service has saved us these past two years. With those kind words said, I must admit that we're actively looking for the "next step."

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Web Industry Video Round-Up

Web Industry Video Round-Up

"Round-ups", or lists, in the blogging world seem to be, how do you say, over used these days. There was a very well written article about on drawar.com about how Smashing Magazine has done a superb job of saturating the web with list-based entries. Personally I don't mind lists. Lists have their place just like most box office busters these days. Sometimes you just want to sit back, stare at a screen and not have to soak anything in while enjoying yourself. Lists often require minimal brain power to process and let's face it - that can be a good thing sometimes. That said, I present to you my round-up of videos related to the industry in which I work every day - the web.

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Web 3.0

It seems the rage these days is what many are calling “Web 2.0”. Well what exactly is Web 2.0? Some define it as a more interactive web experience. Others define it by the core programming that drives a web application. And then there are those that say all you need to be “Web 2.0” is a shiny reflective website design and a bubbly logo. My personal opinion is that “Web 2.0” is the natural evolution of how the web is used by businesses, organizations and individuals to interact with their audience.

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