October 7, 2014 Chris Hall

Squarespace 7 is here, should you be excited?

As a user of Squarespace for a number of years now for personal sites, it's a pretty exciting day when a major update is released. And today, we have Squarespace 7. From the Squarespace Blog:

Today, we’re thrilled to announce Squarespace 7, our largest update in two years. Squarespace 7 features a completely redesigned website manager interface, a deep integration with Getty Images, a cover page builder, an integration with Gmail and Google Apps for Work, 15 new category-specific designs, and much more.

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October 7, 2014 Chris Hall

Mou might hit 1.0 after all


When I started writing in Markdown, one of the first editors to draw me in was Mou (you know, after I got sick of writing solely in TextEdit). It was cleaner and faster than many of the editors out there, but what really excited me was the side-by-side Markdown editing and rendering. I loved the fact that when I created a link, I could see it instantly formed in the right pane—and if I fudged it up somehow, it was easy to find the error.

But then Mou decided the development of the app was too taxing, tried to sell it, then kind of stopped supporting it after no offers were made. It was a sad day for Mou fans, and many of us scattered to various apps. For me, I've been playing around with MacDown as a replacement for the Mou experience and Byword for more of a pure writing tool, but still find myself using Mou from time to time—just for the nostalgia (or because I still have it as my default app for opening .md files).

So when I recently found that Chen Luo, the developer of Mou, was looking to build a team to continue the app's development, I was thrilled.

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October 6, 2014 Paul Spence

Tech rock star launches new wonder wall


Australian web developer and tech entrepreneur Stephen Phillips grew up with music in his life from an early age; he played guitar, sang, and even recorded an album, inspired by the successes of popular Aussie rock bands like INXS and Midnight Oil. But his star ascended when he co-founded a little company called We Are Hunted that was subsequently acquired by Twitter in 2013.

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October 1, 2014 Chris Hall

Meet the domain extensions of October, including .deals and .nyc

Meet the domain extensions of October, including .deals and .nyc

September was a giant month for new domain extensions, with 32 new top-level domains (TLDs) coming out, including the popular .london (now the eighth most popular new gTLD) and .nz (which reportedly passed 17k registrations in the first 24 hours). With the biggest month to date now behind us though, it's time to look to the month ahead. For October, we only have six new domain extensions for you, but a few of them are certain to be very popular.

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September 30, 2014 Timo Reitnauer

How to drop the .co from your .co.nz domain today


The shorter .nz domains have arrived! Now you can purchase New Zealand’s country-code domain extension without the additional ‘.co’, ‘.net’ or ‘.org’. This naming convention is already common in most countries, and we’re pleased to now be able to offer this option to iwantmyname customers.

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September 24, 2014 Chris Hall

Get your site ready for the big .NZ launch


Our US customers might have a hard time wrapping their heads around this, but local websites in much of the world end with something like this—.CO.NZ. But the days of ".CO" littering otherwise clean domains seems to be coming to an end. The United Kingdom recently opened up their .UK second-level domains, and New Zealand is now following suit.

Starting 30 September at 1pm NZDT, .NZ will be available to everyone on a first come, first served basis (pre-registration is still open!). But current owners of .CO.NZ, .ORG.NZ and .NET.NZ websites will have the ability to reserve their corresponding .NZ domain names for a limited time. Here are the rules.

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