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Gmail drops “Beta” label

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Google has finally given the go-ahead for Gmail to conquer the world’s Inbox.  To be honest, I liked when they called it beta, almost like they were working to make it even more awesome than it already was.  As such, I have enabled the Labs feature to put Beta back under Gmail in my Inbox.

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July 8, 2009 at 12:20 am

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Microsoft to Ignore Web Standards in Outlook 2010

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Typical Microsoft.  It’s not so much that using tables for layout is always a bad design choice – I frankly find it easier to write code without having to worry about positioning until the end – or that CSS-based layout is hard to do, it just requires a bit more concentration in order to get the job done.  Still, the company refuses to use a real browsing engine to deal with something (Email) that most people do online – I intentionally do not mention large corporate environments using only desktop-based solutions, here they are the exception.  Using Word to accomplish this task is probably the worst possible solution to the problem (i.e, MHTML is a train-wreck, and the fault lies squarely with Redmond, which developed the spec) and it’s done for the sake of user convenience and features! This is the reason why so many interactive design firms and ad agencies charge a premium when developing for Outlook 2007 (and to a lesser extent, Entourage 2008), it’s not always easy to do.  If developers and users actually talked to each other and REALLY LISTENED, maybe Microsoft wouldn’t have these kinds of problems come back to bite them later on.

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June 24, 2009 at 3:54 pm

An Unofficial User’s Guide to Gmail

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Gmail’s great, I’m glad I switched from Yahoo.

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April 29, 2009 at 7:36 pm

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The 25 Golden Rules of E-Mail

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Sound advice that many people don’t know or remember when it comes to email.

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April 10, 2009 at 12:00 am

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Inbox Zero

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When the email starts to pile up or I haven’t checked it in a week, I come back to this video.  Merlin’s ideas are insightful and remind me of all the tips and tricks I need to keep my inbox in check.

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January 17, 2009 at 7:09 am