Jason Rodriguez

Writer, designer, web + email advocate.

Writing & Things of Interest

A Good Science Fiction Story...

Published on October 2, 2017

From Dave Rupert:

There’s a running Twitter meme that we’re now living in an alternate timeline; the worst possible one. And to some extent I believe that we are. We’re living in the timeline that invented the car, but didn’t anticipate the traffic jam.

Email Design Podcast #77

Published on September 29, 2017

The latest episode of The Email Design Podcast is out now! It was a big news week for the email industry, with Kevin and I chatting about iOS 11, better media query support in Outlook, the overhauled Campaign Monitor CSS guide, and more.

Listen here

Logbook: September 28, 2017

Published on September 28, 2017

Started using the latest version of the Firefox Beta today. It is extremely good. Faster than ever, superb developer tools, and a beautiful interface update. This might become my main browser. I still love Safari for maintaining battery life and syncing between iOS devices, but can’t stand its dev tools. And Chrome is a hog, so I try not to touch it. This Firefox, though… it just feels so good. Plus, that icon…

The Designated Asshole

Published on September 25, 2017

I love this tactic that Kathryn Grayson Nanz learned from her dad. It can be wildly beneficial to have someone be the designated asshole that you can point to as the ultimate authority on a project. It gives you an out when needed—which a lot of people do need more frequently than anyone would expect.

Note 0018

Published on September 23, 2017

It’s 4am, I’m sitting in the San Francisco International Airport, and it’s right after Litmus Live. Naturally, I just outlined my talk for next year.