Content Planning Tools

Three Essential Tools for Content Planning

by  |  August, 2013

The good news is that this is going to be a relatively quick read.

The bad news is that after you read it, you’re probably going to want do do a few things very differently than you are doing them today.

The good news is that I’m going to share with you three tools you can start using today to bring big changes to how you plan content for website


43 of the Best Freelancer Tools, 2013

by · May 16, 2013

You know how when you first started thinking about freelancing you thought about how incredible it would be?

Those thoughts of being able to work where you want, when you want. And that belief that you’d finally have tons of time to work on different projects.

Agreed, freelancing is amazing, BUT there’s that whole issue with time.

Because from the minute you decide to put your slippers on and become a freelancer, you’re suddenly expected to do more than just what you rock at professionally. Now you’re also expected to be:

  • office manager,
  • accountants department,
  • meeting coordinator

… you get where I’m going with this.

There are a bunch of ever growing tools out there to help you out.

The question is, how are you supposed to figure out what tools you need and which ones are the best?

We asked hundreds of awesome Donanza freelancers what are their favorite freelancer tools, and put together this comprehensive list of the best tools for 2013.

Check them out, use them, share them with your other freelancer pals, and let us know if there’s anything we missed that MUST be on there, before the year is out.

Good content is hard. Good content management is harder.

From A List Apart:

Kill Your CMS


by Karen McGrane ·

THE ERA of “desktop publishing” is over. Same goes for the era where we privilege the desktop web interface above all others. The tools we create to manage our content are vestiges of the desktop publishing revolution, where we tried to enable as much direct manipulation of content as possible. In a world where we have infinite possible outputs for our content, it’s time to move beyond tools that rely on visual styling to convey semantic meaning. If we want true separation of content from form, it has to start in the CMS.

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How to lose weight in the browser

And what if we got together a bunch of experts who work on large sites to create a definitive front-end performance guide?

And not just one of those boring guides made for robots, what if we did something fun? What about getting together Briza Bueno (, Davidson Fellipe (, Giovanni Keppelen (ex-Peixe Urbano), Jaydson Gomes (Terra), Marcel Duran (Twitter), Mike Taylor (Opera), Renato Mangini (Google), and Sérgio Lopes (Caelum) to make the best reference possible?

That’s exactly what we’ve done! And we’ll guide you in this battle to create even faster sites.

Zeno Rocha, project lead.

Web Standards Project (WaSP) 1998 – 2013

Our Work Here is Done

By Aaron Gustafson | March 1st, 2013 | Filed in WaSP Announcement

Thanks to the hard work of countless WaSP members and supporters (like you), Tim Berners-Lee’s vision of the web as an open, accessible, and universal community is largely the reality. While there is still work to be done, the sting of the WaSP is no longer necessary. And so it is time for us to close down The Web Standards Project.