Stop adding email tracking links to phone numbers!

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Gmail showing the tel URl scheme of a link with extra tracking information in it.

My Chinese takeaway delivery was late. Very late. I flipped open the confirmation email sent by Just-Eat to double-check I had all the details correct. At the bottom was a “click to call” link. Hurrah! I clicked dial, and this is what filled my screen: An absurdly long phone number. Bemused, I went to inspect…

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How I built a responsive & semantic "Contact Me" page in under 16KB

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Recently, I’ve become obsessed with the speed and efficiency of my web sites. I’m in the middle of slimming down this blog – but I thought I’d take a first attempt at my contact site – https://edent.tel/ A few weeks ago, the .tel registry released their domain restrictions – users can now host their site…

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What's the future for the .tel domain name?

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Good news! is being relaunched with a slew of new features which frees it up from its previous shackles. What is .tel Your address book is probably a mausoleum – stuffed with the rotting corpses of long dead phone numbers. Perhaps you took my business card back in 2002, duly entered it on your Palm…

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Is there a future in .tel?

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It’s been four years since I got a .tel domain. Way back then, I wasn’t that keen on the idea – I thought the implementation was iffy and the design pretty naff. Since then, the site has got easier to use and now looks a lot better – especially on mobile. When http://edent.tel/ came up…

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Some thoughts on .tel

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Just a few quick thoughts. .tel is yet another top level domain to go with all those other highly profitablepopular ones. You know, like .biz, .museum, .info, etc. This domain is different – this domain is single purpose. .tel’s raison d’être is to abolish the business card. No more handing over little cardboard oblongs, in…

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