Moving Playpen’s RSS Away From Feedburner

Since Google is shutting down Google Reader, it seems pretty likely that Feedburner is going to get axed at some point too. So, I have decided to move Playpen’s RSS feed away from Feedburner. I want to experiment with a couple of different options and platforms for the site anyway and moving the feed back to my own domain services means I can take back control. This means I have the freedom to ensure the feed stays intact, regardless of what I mess around with, because I can handle redirections myself.

RSS Subscribers

So, what does that mean for you? I’m always grateful to my readership, so I hope I don’t lose anyone on the way. If you subscribed within the last few years, check your feed URL for Playpen and change it to instead of the old Feedburner one that starts with

I actually changed the link to this on my site about a month ago anyway, so newer subscribers might already have the correct feed URL. I’ll leave it for a month before I completely kill the Feedburner one and also get Feedburner to redirect for a while, but it makes sense to make the change now rather than wonder why the feed is no longer updating.

E-Mail Subscribers

If you are subscribed via e-mail, I will be moving the delivery of those mails across to MailChimp. You don’t have to do anything at all, but you will start receiving mails with MailChimp info instead of Feedburner info at the bottom. As always, you can easily unsubscribe if you are no longer interested.

No-rage CSS layout

Learn Layout is a great little site. I can code HTML and CSS, but not brilliantly and I don’t have to do it that often. When I do, I always have to re-cap on the latest developments. This tutorial site is just what I need:

I assume you already know what selectors, properties, and values are. And you probably know a thing or two about layout, though it may still be a rage-provoking activity for you. If you want to learn HTML and CSS from the beginning, you should check out this tutorial. Otherwise, let’s see if we can save you some fury on your next project.

Service Design: From Insight to Implementation is here!

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I’m extremely happy to announce that our book, Service Design: From Insight to Implementation, was officially published today.

I wrote a welcome post about it over on the book’s home at Rosenfeld Media. If you feel like tweeting or blogging about it, that would be great. What really helps is a quick review on too – even just a short shout out and rating works wonders.

I’m really looking forward to hearing your thoughts and feedback!