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Posted on Fri, Jun 1st, 2012 10:41 am

Bing Showing Insurance Ads For Link Building Searches?

While attempting to test out the new social Bing, I did a search for link building, and was surprised to see 3 ads for insurance amongst the PPC results: My first thought, was how in the world is that happening? (After further thought, I’m still wondering how in the world this happens.) I...
Posted on Fri, Jun 1st, 2012 5:26 pm

Social Media Madness Overtakes Magic Logix…Vote Today

Magic Logix has recently been entered to participate in the Social Madness competition hosted by BizJournals.com. We’re very excited to take part in this competition, but we need your help. Please go... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and...
Posted on Sat, Jun 2nd, 2012 4:09 am

Free Tools for Online Reputation Management

When you have an online presence, you need to have your Online Reputation Management in place so that you have a plan to deal with negative feedback. Monitor your website, blog and any other online business so that your reputation is not slaughtered by the negative comments. Given below are a few...
Posted on Sat, Jun 2nd, 2012 11:14 am

Graphic Design Needs Client Featured on NPR

Graphic Design Needs Client Featured on NPR The non-profit organization Wish of Lifetime, a client of Graphic Design Needs since 2008, was featured in a story on NPR’s “Morning Edition” on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Wish of a Lifetime works to grant wishes for senior citizens,...
Posted on Sat, Jun 2nd, 2012 7:42 am

My top 10 favourite designs: furniture

Often, when I’m scrounging the internet for inspiration I come across cleverly designed furniture that briefly makes me fantasize about being an industrial designer.  I have a lot of respect for designers who are able to create unique furniture that is both functional and beautiful yet...
Posted on Mon, Jun 4th, 2012 5:47 am

my favourite futuristic watches

Here are three watches that blow my mind.  They are elegant, sleek, and beautifully designed, and they are my favourite things on the internet today. Seiko Spectrum Bracelet Watch This is my number one pick for the coolest watch I’ve ever seen. The potentially very beautiful Seiko...
Posted on Mon, Jun 4th, 2012 9:09 am

The Future of Tablet Computing

Peeking Inside the Future of Tablets When the iPhone came along it revolutionized the smart phone industry. Has the iPad done the same for tablets? Put simply, ‘no’. But a better way to look at it would be, ‘not yet’. By now most people should understand that tablets are the...
Posted on Fri, Jun 1st, 2012 10:00 am

Meet Sam – Drio’s First Summer Intern

Meet Drio’s @DrioStudio first, official summer intern, Sam Nolan @drio_sam. He is back from college for the summer and is working with the Drio girls helping with Social Media and Online Marketing.  We asked him 10 questions to learn more about him. Read his answers below so you can...
Posted on Mon, Jun 4th, 2012 2:42 pm

Top 5 HTML5 Benefits for SEO

HTML5 is a hot digital marketing topic, and just the use of it will generate buzz and press for your site. It also creates such visually appealing aesthetics that users will want to share it. Think... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more!...
Posted on Mon, Jun 4th, 2012 4:38 pm

Share Your Favorite Magic Logix Blog and You Could Win a $100 Visa Gift Card!

Like to win free stuff and prizes? If so, you’re in luck. Every so often we’ll hold a contest here at Magic Logix. Want to win big this month? Let’s take a look at this month’s contest and see what... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other...
Posted on Tue, Jun 5th, 2012 1:56 am

Google Rolled Out a New Update Penguin 1.1

Google makes sure to stay in news and a few days ago it has rolled out a targeted data update for its recently released penguin algorithm (anti webspam update). It is widely known as the Penguin update 1.1 which was … Read more
Posted on Tue, Jun 5th, 2012 6:54 am

Curious Piglet

I don’t normally like to post just a single photo, but I’m making an exception here.  A few days ago my hard drive crashed and I lost everything that wasn’t saved to my external drive.  This happened to be all of my travel photography except for what has made it onto my...
Posted on Tue, Jun 5th, 2012 6:54 am

World’s most bizarre bedrooms

In order to make my list of bizarre bedrooms, the room has to be truly bizarre, and consist of more than just a theme or bizarre bed.  Here are my top eight favourite bizarrely designed bedrooms.  They are unique, creatively conceptualized, and extremely unusual.  I’ll take the...
Posted on Tue, Jun 5th, 2012 8:25 am

Charlotte Stoddart Illustration Re-Design

Web Design Cambridge - DesignSteez Web Design - Web Designer Cambridge Charlotte Stoddart Illustration Re-Designwww.charlottestoddart.com Cambridge Illustrator Charlotte Stoddart wanted a Re-Design of their her portfolio website. Some of the requirements included a professional look, a straight...
Posted on Tue, Jun 5th, 2012 8:25 am

Blind Tiger Store Setup

Web Design Cambridge - DesignSteez Web Design - Web Designer Cambridge Blind Tiger Store Setupwww.blindtigercollective.com Irish Clothing Company Blind Tiger Collective wanted a E Commerce store setup to match the style of the rest of their website. There was some difficulty in getting an e...
Posted on Tue, Jun 5th, 2012 9:38 am

Magic Logix talks E-commerce At 2012 IRCE

Magic Logix is excited to be in attendance at one of the largest e-commerce conferences of the year. The goal of the retailers at IRCE 2012 this year is to figure out how they can connect with the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] ...
Posted on Tue, Jun 5th, 2012 1:30 pm

Mobile Website vs Mobile App: Which Is Best?

The mobile website versus mobile app debate is a consequence of current developments in the way websites and applications are built for mobile devices. Any individual, company, or organization interested in establishing a mobile presence...
Posted on Tue, Jun 5th, 2012 1:59 pm

Boosing Internal Pages

All the links coming into your website should not just go to the home page. You should pick out some of the inner pages on your site and target them for link building. Which pages should you choose? Choose a page that has the potential to drive business. Do you have a page that is [...]
Posted on Wed, Jun 6th, 2012 9:09 am

The lost world of Socotra

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to explore another planet?  In realty, this is very problematic, since we’re delicate, oxygen-breathing creatures who can hardly handle a change in temperature or pressure.  Perhaps the closest thing we can experience to a world unlike...
Posted on Wed, Jun 6th, 2012 11:09 am

Matt Cutts Says Backlinks Are Not Dead, Social Signals Not Ready To Replace Links

In Matt Cutts’ “You & A” at SMX Advanced, made a few brief, but important statements. Nugget #1: Links are not dead Question: “Do links still work, or are social signals gonna replace them?” Matt Cutts: “To say that links are a dead signal is wrong. I...
Posted on Wed, Jun 6th, 2012 11:05 am

Social Media Summit – Hazel

We wanted to learn about the latest trends so we signed up for the the 2012 Social Media Summit….. What a great event! We learned about  all of the latest business-building tactics from Google+, blogging, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest and more. We learned how to...
Posted on Wed, Jun 6th, 2012 12:34 pm

Medical Center Website Design

Web Design, Web Development, CMS, Programming, Advanced Forms. About: ProHealth Advanced Imaging is a medical center with locations in both the east and west San Fernando Valley, providing CT Scan, MRI, Ultrasound, X-Ray and Advanced Procedures. Website: www.prohealthscan.com
Posted on Wed, Jun 6th, 2012 12:52 pm

Magento Raises the Bar for Ecommerce Platforms with Consumer Friendly Features

As a web development company that has recently created eCommerce sites for, Tailwaters Fly Fishing, Colour Me, Colorco, and Dom Fight Gear, we know that Magento’s new Enterprise 1.12 and Community... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other...
Posted on Wed, Jun 6th, 2012 12:52 pm

Podcast: Ecommerce Best Practices that Improve Conversion

Ecommerce Best Practices that Improve Conversion Related PostsNo Related Post… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Posted on Thu, Jun 7th, 2012 6:12 am

A Camera, but not as we know it.

Imagine taking a photo and choosing the focus point later on. That’s exactly what the new Lytro let’s you do.  This concept blows my mind.  Here is what the guys over at Lytro say about the technology being used: “Unlike a conventional camera that captures a single plane...
Posted on Thu, Jun 7th, 2012 11:37 am

UEFA Euro 2012 online marketing

UEFA Euro 2012 Football Championship will kick off on Friday, June 8, 2012 when Poland plays against Greece. The Internet has been inundated with news and marketing material related to the tournament. While the official Euro 2012 website, www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/index.html, dominates Google SERPs for...
Posted on Tue, Jun 5th, 2012 1:30 pm

Mobile Website vs Mobile App: Which Is Best?

The mobile website versus mobile app debate is a consequence of current developments in the way websites and applications are built for mobile devices. Any individual, company, or organization interested in establishing a mobile presence is going to have to deal with it.What’s...
Posted on Tue, Jun 5th, 2012 1:30 pm

Bid on projects without becoming a "bargain."

"How To Win Jobs On Freelance Job Bidding Sites"Skimming through the comments on the recent FSW poll about freelance job bidding sites, there’s not a lot of love out there for the freelance bidding sites like Elance, Get-A-Freelancer, Guru, Rent-A-Coder and the like – and it’s no...
Posted on Thu, Jun 7th, 2012 2:21 pm

Grandview Health Group

The team at Grandview Health Group were looking for a fresh new design that aligned with their West Coast group of health professionals. Their team consists of chiropractors, registered massage therapists and an acupuncturist looking to keep their customers healthy and active. With the...
Posted on Thu, Jun 7th, 2012 2:21 pm

Brad & Victor H

The DJ duo of Brad and Victor H are quickly becoming a signature sound throughout Vancouver’s electronic music scene and needed a new website to better engage with their growing audience. They offer regular podcasts on their website featuring their latest mixes and now have fully...
Posted on Thu, Jun 7th, 2012 4:15 pm

“Curation” the Current Buzzword in Content Marketing

Every person using social media tools today is a content curator. When you share content with your friends and contacts on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, you’re curating that content for your audience.
Posted on Thu, Jun 7th, 2012 9:37 pm

Mac OS X Font Management Tips

I recently finished cleaning up all the system fonts that were installed on my iMac computer and now I’m running lean. Before starting my manual clean up process, I read a great online resource, Font Management in OS X by … Continue reading →
Posted on Fri, Jun 8th, 2012 3:16 am

Pantone bicycle

I love it when companies combine my favourite things. We all know I love bicycles, and Italian manufacturer Abici makes beautiful, vintage style bikes, even without having to team up with anyone else.  But they really won the Awesome award by getting together with Pantone to make these sleek,...
Posted on Fri, Jun 8th, 2012 10:00 am

5 Facts About Social Media Outlets

Using social media for marketing is one of the fastest ways to gain substantial growth and future costumers for any business. Choosing which social media network is best for you, however, is almost as important as actually being an active user; every network has their own unique history and...
Posted on Fri, Jun 8th, 2012 12:56 pm

My Salute

I am by nature and inclination a monarchist. I love everything about the institution and admire what the Queen has done over the past sixty years beyond words. The changes the Country has experienced over that time could never have been imagined outside a sci-fi film, but she has coped with them...
Posted on Sat, Jun 9th, 2012 1:43 pm

Web hosting packages from Ecreations

Given the demand for web hosting in Mauritius, we have decided to launch our own packages. We have built our Web Hosting Mauritius packages on Bluehost’s infrastructure. We add the value of managing the service with our experience knowledge of the web, security and optimisation for the...
Posted on Sun, Jun 10th, 2012 2:20 am

World’s smallest aquarium

I’m kind of obsessed with small things.  And I also really like aquariums.  Therefor, this macro-aquarium is my favourite thing on the internet today. The supposed world’s smallest aquarium is the latest creation by, from Anatoly Konenko, in Russia. The 57-year-old was...
Posted on Sun, Jun 10th, 2012 10:47 am

Leaders don’t Follow.

The buzz word coming from politicians at the moment is “Growth”. We need it, they say. Well, if anyone couldn’t work that one out for themselves I’d be very surprised. The problem is that no one seems to know what sort of growth is needed. Is it more small businesses we...
Posted on Mon, Jun 11th, 2012 12:34 am

Why not try Helvetica?

Today, my favourite thing on the internet is this blog, Try Helvetica.  It’s a tumblr site that allows people to submit before and after shots of establishments with their poorly thought-out signs re-designed in Helvetica.  The after-shot is, of course, photoshopped by the...
Posted on Mon, Jun 11th, 2012 9:35 am

The Angry Birds Phenomenon

The video game Angry Birds certainly broke the mold. They came, they saw, and they turned it up to 11. As far as application development goes these days, they set the blueprint of exactly what you need to be doing if you want to be successful. By that I don’t just mean develop an app [...]
Posted on Mon, Jun 11th, 2012 9:17 am

Words to Heed About Planning a Web Project

Mark Sharp from IES Abroad shares his insight on tackling a web development project
Posted on Mon, Jun 11th, 2012 10:19 am

Bug Salad

These are bugs and frogs and they’ve been pan fried, and are considered a delicacy in Cambodia.  One evening my boyfriend and I were walking home from dinner and we spotted a vendor selling it out of large woks, illumined by three naked lightbulbs.  My partner is more adventurous...
Posted on Mon, Jun 11th, 2012 10:13 am

Magic Logix Guest Blog: Get Your Social Media on Track with the Right Software

While being active on social media networks is a step in the right direction, it’s no longer enough. To make the most of your digital marketing efforts you need to have the right software in place.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and...
Posted on Mon, Jun 11th, 2012 6:02 pm

CMS and CRM Integration

As a company that implements Content Management Systems (CMS) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) technology, we recognize that the masses may not have a comprehensive understanding for the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] ...
Posted on Tue, Jun 12th, 2012 12:58 am

Barking Heads

Barking Heads and Meowing Heads is a natural dry dog food and dry cat food range manufactured by Pet Food UK. View website read more
Posted on Tue, Jun 12th, 2012 12:58 am

Association of Mirror Pensioners

The Association of Mirror Pensioners was formed in 1990. The Association is open to all members of the relevant Mirror pensions funds. That means all pensioners, including deferred pensioners, and active employees of Trinity Mirror. ...
Posted on Tue, Jun 12th, 2012 12:58 am

End of the Tether

The End of the Tether is an amalgam of sanctuaries, vets, members of the public and other concerned parties opposed to the tethering of horses, ponies and donkeys. Visit website read...
Posted on Tue, Jun 12th, 2012 1:04 am

Park City Consulting

Park City provide outsourced Human Resources and Health & Safety management services. Services range from Training and Development Programmes to full outsourcing of Human Resources and Health & Safety. ...
Posted on Wed, Jun 13th, 2012 10:00 am

Which consumer group are you marketing to?

As part of the Social Media Success Summit 2012, Brian Solis gave a presentation called, “The End of Business as Usual: How Social is Impacting Business.”   The change is here so let’s embrace it and start effectively using social media for marketing.  It is time to...
Posted on Wed, Jun 13th, 2012 8:00 am

Webinar: Ecommerce Design & Development Best Practices

It’s Webinar Wednesday, and this is the first installment of our webinar series. This week’s webinar covers the best practices for Ecommerce design and development. Please view the video... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more!...
Posted on Wed, Jun 13th, 2012 2:12 pm

One of our latest projects – Annual Report for CHRA

We’ve been way too busy lately – not that we’re complaining, it’s a good thing! – to update the portfolio section of our website, so we thought we’d show our latest work on the blog. So here’s the Annual Report that we designed a few months ago for the...
Posted on Wed, Jun 13th, 2012 5:17 pm

FlySmacker iPad app now has a FREE version available. Download it on the app store.

FlySmacker Free Edition with iAds. Your MISSION…if you choose to accept it… is to get past all of our exciting levels and get every piece of delicious food WITHOUT letting any fly eat it. FlySmack it up and kill all of the flies with your powerful electrifying glove and your awesome...
Posted on Wed, Jun 13th, 2012 9:05 pm

Drupal Global Training Day June 22, 2012

Drupal Global Training Days is an initiative set forth earlier this year to introduce new and beginning users to Drupal. Global Training Days is a strategy to use the power of the community to focus attention on a common date when training will be conducted everywhere on the planet.
Posted on Thu, Jun 14th, 2012 3:18 am

My top ten favourite: clever advertising

As a graphic designer, I’m constantly looking to see what other designers are up to, so that I can be inspired, and follow the ever-changing trends of the commercial art world.  I have compiled a list of my top ten favourite ads, and I like them because they are extremely clever....
Posted on Thu, Jun 14th, 2012 6:05 am

Mint Money with Magento

Mint money with Magento Here’s a snap shot of what Magento is and how you can leverage it to make your online business more profitable Magento is a framework for building eCommerce sites and is trusted by world’s leading brands. On February 2nd 2012, it crossed the mark of 4 million...
Posted on Thu, Jun 14th, 2012 9:43 am

Rebranding to Keep Your Website Current

The internet is the most ‘what have you done for me lately platform’ that has ever existed. When you consider that there are over 7 billion pages on the indexed web, it should make perfect sense that most users will be more than happy to look elsewhere for what they need if they get...
Posted on Thu, Jun 14th, 2012 10:20 am

Create Google Reviews For Your Business

There have been lots of changes recently with the advent of Google+, so I thought I’d create a simple outline for leaving a review on Google+. Google+ Local is replacing Google Places, so in order to leave a review for a company that will show up in the Google results pages, you will need to...
Posted on Thu, Jun 14th, 2012 6:39 pm

How Much Revenue Does Google Lose During 10 Minutes Of Downtime?

Based on the error messages in my browser, as well as the flurry of “Google is down, the world is ended” tweets, Google.com and other Google sites and services went down for about 10 minutes today. This made me wonder…how much revenue does Google lose during a short downtime? In...
Posted on Fri, Jun 15th, 2012 9:00 am

Trend Spotting the Online Community (R)Evolution

Online communities, inside and outside the enterprise are taking root. Prominent and innovative businesses are making the moves to position themselves and bolster their existing offerings to take advantage of this seismic business change.
Posted on Thu, Jun 14th, 2012 10:00 am

Google Plus for Business

If you are thinking what I was thinking a few months ago it was, “why would anyone use google plus for marketing their business when they have Facebook?”  Facebook is huge and the numbers prove that Facebook dominates google plus.  But, guess what, my thoughts on the subject...
Posted on Sat, Jun 16th, 2012 4:01 am

A tablet device soon from Microsoft Windows?

Speculations are doing the rounds for what will be the ‘major announcement’ in the event scheduled on June 18. Tech researchers indicate that Microsoft might not only unveil Windows OS expanded to support tablet devices but might also announce plans for Microsoft branded tablet range....
Posted on Fri, Jun 15th, 2012 12:05 pm

Sensible Social Media Checklist for Businesses [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are you stumped by social media for your business? You probably already know you need  to promote your company via social media but many people find the process overwhelming. Don’t know how to start? Need help maintaining your social media momentum? Our new infographic, the...
Posted on Fri, Jun 15th, 2012 12:05 pm

9 Signs It’s Time for a Website Redesign!

Like a storefront, websites don’t last forever and require consistent maintenance. As the Internet continues to change and grow, your website is vulnerable to virtual decay without proper upkeep. Take a look at the following list and see if it’s time for your...
Posted on Fri, Jun 15th, 2012 12:05 pm

Content is King: Insights on Web Design from the Midwest UX Conference

Recently I had the opportunity to attend the Midwest UX conference, a large regional conference for User Experience professionals held in Columbus, Ohio. Over 380 UX designers, web developers, information architects, and interaction designers were in attendance to share the newest...
Posted on Fri, Jun 15th, 2012 12:05 pm

Google Places Pages Transitioning to Google+ Local Pages

Have you set up a Google+ account for your business yet? Now might be the right time. Google announced yesterday that all Google Place pages would be transitioned to Google+ Local pages. As a business owner, you will see that more information about your company is visible right from...
Posted on Fri, Jun 15th, 2012 12:05 pm

Google’s Penguin Update: What You Need to Know

Google has recently launched a new algorithm change, called the “Penguin update.” According to Google: “The change will decrease rankings for sites that we believe are violating Google’s existing quality guidelines…this algorithm represents another...
Posted on Sun, Jun 17th, 2012 6:51 am

The Price of Success.

I met with some old friends from the advertising business last week. It didn’t take long for the anecdotes and reminiscences to start rolling. Great advertising campaigns and those not so great, those that were a total disaster, all were recalled with amusing stories about how they were...
Posted on Mon, Jun 18th, 2012 9:27 am

Domain Name Registration Control

The proposed expansion of online addresses has created a lot of new possibilities for the landscape of the internet. Initially the internet was considered to be so vast that a very limited number of suffixes were considered necessary. “.com”, “.net”, and “.org”...
Posted on Mon, Jun 18th, 2012 9:27 am

Lounge Lizard Worldwide, Inc. Announces Launch of New Stroz Friedberg Website

New York, NY, May 12th, 2012 Lounge Lizard Worldwide, Inc., a leading New York web design firm and mobile APP development company announces the launch of the newly designed Stroz Friedberg website (www.strozfriedberg.com). Stroz Friedberg is a leading global digital risk management and...
Posted on Mon, Jun 18th, 2012 11:01 am

Ecommerce and Comparison Shopping Engines

The main goal of any eCommerce site is to increase traffic, and funnel that traffic into conversions that result in sales and revenue. There are many strategies that can be employed to increase... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and...
Posted on Tue, Jun 19th, 2012 5:04 am

Cambodia, Coastal Beauty

As the bus drives further and further away from Phnom Penh, the landscape begins to change drastically.  Flat, brown fields are replaced by lush, rolling hills.  Koh Kong hugs the Thailand border, and is used by most tourists merely as a truck stop.  I had the pleasure of spending...
Posted on Tue, Jun 19th, 2012 9:00 am

Legal Marketing Association’s Venture Into Online Community

While LMA Connect has been a great leap forward, it also harbors subtle deficiencies common to many proprietary web applications. So members are creating alternative & competitive communities on LinkedIn and Facebook.
Posted on Mon, Jun 18th, 2012 11:08 am

Creating your first E-Commerce website

Some very important things to consider when thinking about creating your own e-commerce website. Tips on the site itself, marketing and your business backend.
Posted on Mon, Jun 18th, 2012 11:40 am

Video Podcast: How to Clear your Magento Cache

You can subscribe to our bi-monthly video podcast “Web Development Tech Tips” in iTunes, or check out our YouTube Channel for even more Tech Tips, and other videos... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Posted on Tue, Jun 19th, 2012 3:14 pm

AIC Template Mockup Design R3

Homepage, content page mockups, experimentation with graphic rules, content widgets, etc.
Posted on Tue, Jun 19th, 2012 3:14 pm

New Office Droid

This is not the droid you are looking for.
Posted on Tue, Jun 19th, 2012 3:14 pm

Amusing Myself with Some Domain Sales Spam

Let the world know, once you register a domain name or two (with public info), you will receive a stream of unsolicited offers to purchase other domain names related to your own. Some of these will be pretty terrible, as show above.
Posted on Tue, Jun 19th, 2012 3:14 pm

AIC Site Mockups – Round 2

Second pass at the layout for the new AIC website, and it’s starting to come together.
Posted on Tue, Jun 19th, 2012 3:14 pm

WP3.4 Enters the World

Time for another round of site maintenance and testing with the release of WordPress 3.4.
Posted on Wed, Jun 20th, 2012 4:01 pm

7 Deadly Sins of Social Media Marketing

As a savvy user of social media, I follow many of my favorite brands and companies online. Because I am also a social media marketer, I often see companies doing it wrong. So what are the biggest social media mistakes your company might be making? Check our list of the 7 Deadly Sins of...
Posted on Wed, Jun 20th, 2012 4:13 pm

Jacqui Loucks Interior Concepts

Jacqui Loucks Interior Concepts is a professional Interior Design company in Calgary, specializing in high-end homes. They wanted a unique looking website with a simple design that would highlight their portfolio. We put together a website that really shows off their high quality work and gives...
Posted on Wed, Jun 20th, 2012 7:56 pm

Featured Artist: Musician Jomin Mujar

   Like every other Filipino, Jomin Mujar’s love for music began at a young age. Surprisingly, he started out as a dancer and gradually focused on singing after learning how to play the guitar. Even as a late bloomer, there is no question that Jomin is a star. As soon as he...
Posted on Wed, Jun 20th, 2012 8:38 pm

Featured Artist: Musician Jomin Mujar

Like every other Filipino, Jomin Mujar’s love for music began at a young age. Surprisingly, he started out as a dancer and gradually focused on singing after learning how to play the guitar. Even as a late bloomer, there is no question that Jomin is a star. As soon as he moved to Richmond,...
Posted on Thu, Jun 21st, 2012 4:04 am

DIY: Turn floppy discs into CD covers

Want to be even more hipster? Old enough to still have a few floppy discs lying around? I discovered something cool you can do with them, and today, this is my favourite thing on the internet.  I like this because it’s clever, but also because it’s a good way to recycle something....
Posted on Thu, Jun 21st, 2012 9:03 am

So Long And Thanks For All The Fish.

We turned off the last of the servers in our physical data center. The transition from a physical set of servers to ones that you control entirely through a programmatic API can be a bit jarring and sometimes feel like magic.
Posted on Wed, Jun 13th, 2012 6:21 am

City Portrait Photography

Photography for TigerRisk Partners at their City offices in London
Posted on Wed, Jun 13th, 2012 6:21 am

Website Headshots

Website headshots taken in London for use as corporate profile portraits.
Posted on Wed, Jun 13th, 2012 6:21 am

Case Study Corporate Photography

Recent case study corporate photography for Aldermore Bank PLC.
Posted on Wed, Jun 13th, 2012 6:21 am

Environmental Corporate Photography

Recent updated corporate photography commission for Solum Financial Partners LLP based in Austin Friars, London.
Posted on Thu, Jun 21st, 2012 3:37 pm

WHY DIY IS OMG AWFUL – Elin Jacobson

Do it yourself (DIY) is a term used to describe building, modifying or repairing something without the aid of experts or professionals. Most people today would say there wasn’t a lot they did by themselves that was riveting or documentary-worthy. But do-it-yourselfers are doing whatever...
Posted on Fri, Jun 8th, 2012 7:02 pm

FREE hand drawn social icons

just a few FREE hand drawn social icons for you to download and use for anything you wish. The following colored icons are vector icons which can also be downloaded and used freely.  download hand drawn icons here. Download free vector icons here. Subscribe to receive email...
Posted on Fri, Jun 8th, 2012 7:02 pm

FREE serif font

Although not my own discovery, I find it certainly worth a mention. It is often a challenge to find the right font for your project and although some graphic designers use a small toolbox of about 5 typefaces throughout their entire design projects, this can sometimes just not quite hit the mark....
Posted on Fri, Jun 8th, 2012 7:02 pm

design sustainability and eco packaging design

Help Remedies packaging design It is made from 100% recyclable and biodegradable materials.   We all think we are very environmentally friendly and are always on the look out for new ways to improve our lives through the most up-to-date environmentally friendly innovations. We want to...
Posted on Thu, Jun 21st, 2012 3:56 pm

How the NHL and NBA Embrace Social Media

This morning had me in “best day” mode around the Magic Logix office, as my beloved Dallas Stars released their 2012-2013 season schedule. I found this out via Twitter, which is just an example of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and...
Posted on Tue, Jun 12th, 2012 4:13 am

Photography Series: Morocco – change through a Life

the changes which we create are the reflections we see.. from scenes of our interactions, scenes of other mirrors, to scenes that only we can be.. Photography by: Nabil Darwish © 2012 [ndproductions::digital imaging::] Locations: Morocco Filed under: i see Tagged: casablanca, change, digital...
Posted on Tue, Jun 12th, 2012 4:13 am

Photography Series: Morocco – Facade

structures of life built from needs, built from notions to live through life. Photography by: Nabil Darwish © 2012 ndproductions::digital imaging:: Location: Morocco Filed under: i see Tagged: architecture, buildings, colors, digital photography, facade, life, morocco, nabil darwish, ndarwish,...
Posted on Tue, Jun 12th, 2012 4:13 am

Photography Series: Morocco – a Life

lives from passing moments, through streets, through people, through solids and nature that has created a life from within a lens. Photography by: Nabil Darwish © 2012 ndproductions::digital imaging:: Location: Morocco Filed under: i see Tagged: arab, digital photography, life, morocco, nabil...
Posted on Tue, Jun 12th, 2012 4:13 am

Photography Series: Morocco – a Night

Glimmers and shines through the shadowed streets of Marrakech..   Photography by: Nabil Darwish © 2012 ndproductions::digital imaging:: Location: Morocco Filed under: i see Tagged: 2012, art, life, morocco, nabil darwish, night, people, photoblog, photography, photography series, wordpress
Posted on Tue, Jun 12th, 2012 4:13 am

tomorrow

that’s the day to come from what it brings and what has actually come.. from what is said of it being that “it’ll come” to what we create from it of a life that changes some… tomorrow is that of what we make, what we create, what some even fake… tomorrow is...
Posted on Fri, Jun 22nd, 2012 7:21 am

Investing in CRM for the first time? Here’s what you need to know

CRM means different things to different companies: It’s not like one size fits all. An insurance company will have different sales closure process from that of luxury car agency. Also, depending upon the industry you belong to and evolution of your business, the use of CRM will differ. Map...
Posted on Fri, Jun 15th, 2012 4:11 pm

Spoof Email Incident

Hi, If you landed on this page, but were expecting a different page, you are being redirected away from a page that may be trying to trick you into providing personal information. Forward the email you received to whoever you thought sent you the email, they will want to see it. Have a good day!...
Posted on Fri, Jun 15th, 2012 4:11 pm

Changing your old website to WordPress

When some of my clients first approach me seeking to make changes to their website, I find that their current site was made at a different time time in web history, when it was customary to create a website and then consider that particular task ‘done.’ Meanwhile, discussion,...
Posted on Fri, Jun 15th, 2012 4:11 pm

Will Google ‘discover’ DiscoverLenox?

http://discoverlenox.com/ is the Town of Lenox Massachusetts’ new website. According to this article  the site is part of a $56,000 contract with Bodden Hamilton Partners in New York City. On looking at the code for this site, one sees the following: Discover Lenox
Posted on Fri, Jun 15th, 2012 4:11 pm

I Don’t Want a YouTube Logo on my Video

We have had several requests from time to time from clients who want video embedded on their site pages, but without a YouTube logo or link away from their site appearing on it. To include a self-hosted video on your home page, without any branding on it is, unfortunately, not an easy thing to do....
Posted on Fri, Jun 15th, 2012 4:11 pm

What Should I Do With My Old Record Albums?

Recently, a friend wrote to ask me what she should do with her old record collection. Since it’s OK with the management if this blog is used to discuss topics that might only be tangentially related to web design, promotion or hosting, I have decided to share. Here is my slightly abridged...
Posted on Fri, Jun 22nd, 2012 12:11 pm

I Do Social Media Posting, Do I Need a Website?

Many people that have their own website are active on Twitter or Facebook. (If you don’t have a website, you know who to call ) Sometimes they post on these services daily. Meanwhile, their website languishes. I am guilty of this myself sometimes, because I’m usually busy promoting my...
Posted on Sat, Jun 23rd, 2012 8:02 am

“Effortless learning with mobile gaming apps”

The mobile gaming industry currently stands at $8 Billion. 70 – 80% of all mobile downloads are games. The pervasiveness of the mobile devices these days has made them a perfect platform for providing entertainment and education.  It gives user the flexibility to use the services...
Posted on Mon, Jun 25th, 2012 2:41 am

The toothbrush that rinses

After brushing my teeth, I like to use a cup to rinse my mouth, instead of bending over the sink, and risking ruining my hair, makeup etc.  But the cup begins to get mighty grimy after awhile, and washing it out can be a tedious business. I love clever product design, especially when it comes...
Posted on Mon, Jun 25th, 2012 4:37 am

Kid’s stuff

It must be the weather! Well that’s what I put it all down to anyway. Just think of what’s happened in the past week. The World’s leaders met to debate the Euro, and agreed not to reach a decision on how to solve the problem. The Greeks elected the same politicians that got them...
Posted on Mon, Jun 25th, 2012 6:57 am

How to Effectively Use On & Off Page SEO

How to Effectively Use On & Off Page SEO SEO isn’t taking a back seat anytime soon. But with new technology and updates, search engines are better able to track spammy SEO techniques and penalize accordingly. That means that your approach to SEO must be well rounded [...]
Posted on Mon, Jun 25th, 2012 9:15 am

Direct Response – Online Marketing – Website Tips

Most businesses have some sort of web presence these days. Everyone from mom’s making crafts to magicians who do kids’ parties have a website. It doesn’t really matter how big your business is; if you are selling something then you should be using the internet to connect to your...
Posted on Wed, Jun 20th, 2012 11:37 am

Web Development Classes Available, Fall 2012

As part of the CIS (Computer Information Systems) curriculum at Quinsigamond Community College , I will be teaching two wed development courses in the fall semester. These classes are great for anyone who is just getting into managing a website, or just wants to learn the basics of HTML. Classes...
Posted on Wed, Jun 20th, 2012 11:37 am

New England All Breed Rescue – Thompson, CT

New England All Breed Rescue’s web site was in desperate need of a remodel and we had no idea where to begin. Ryan quickly helped us sort out all of our important information and make it more organized and user friendly. Before our website was all over the place and now it is much easier [...]
Posted on Wed, Jun 20th, 2012 11:37 am

ZRG Partners – Web Development, Westborough, MA

ZRG Partners had been struggling for years to upgrade our website. We had talked to so many vendors my head was spinning. From my very first interaction with Ryan we could tell he was different. His practical, hands on approach to everything was a complete breath of fresh air. He has the rare...
Posted on Wed, Jun 20th, 2012 11:37 am

Karen Michalson, Law Office of Karen A. Michalson – Dudley, MA

Massachusetts Web Design has done consistently excellent work for my business.  If you are a business owner who wants to maintain a consistently updated, pro website but aren’t tech savvy, you’ll appreciate how quickly Ryan responds when you contact him.
Posted on Wed, Jun 20th, 2012 11:37 am

Troy Watkins, Assumption College – Worcester, MA

Ryan is very helpful, knowledgeable and responsive. He and his staff promptly responded to requests for edits to our Web pages and made sure that each request was completed to our satisfaction
Posted on Mon, Jun 25th, 2012 11:40 am

hertsbootcamp

hertsbootcamp provides personal trainer, fitness and weight loss training and advice in Hertford and Welwyn Garden City. View website read more
Posted on Mon, Jun 25th, 2012 11:28 am

The Beginners Guide to Facebook, Twitter and Blogging + The NBA Social Media Awards

Click here to listen too: The Beginners Guide to Facebook, Twitter and Blogging + The NBA Social Media Awards Related PostsNo Related Post… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Posted on Mon, Jun 25th, 2012 10:27 am

How to Utilize a Fun Facebook Cover Photo for your Business

Some serious thought can go into Facebook’s new timeline cover photo image when it comes to using social media for marketing. Here are some general rules about using your cover image on your business page: What CAN’T you do on your cover image: Price or purchase information, such as...
Posted on Mon, Jun 25th, 2012 1:41 pm

Marble Works Toronto

Web Design, Web Development, Content Writing, CMS About: Toronto Marble Works is a full service stone fabricating shop based in Toronto, Ontario. We are your one stop shop for custom stone fabrication and design. We specialize in Kitchen Countertops, Fire Place Surrounds, Bathroom Vanity Tops...
Posted on Mon, Jun 25th, 2012 1:55 pm

No Excuses, Be Lean, Get Found – 4th Ave Faves

It’s hard to stay on top of all the updated information we get in a week. So much content, so little time! In this post we’ve highlighted some of the stories that recently caught our attention and are worth sharing. In Jeff Haden’s post, 15 Worst Excuses Not to Be an...
Posted on Mon, Jun 25th, 2012 4:01 pm

Hello Bar, is it me you’re looking for?

By now you know your business’ website is critical for promoting your services, gathering leads, and communicating your messages.There might be an even better way to do so now. Rather than annoying your visitors with flashing pop-ups, or failing to get their attention with a...
Posted on Mon, Jun 25th, 2012 5:57 pm

Vote Magic Logix for Mission: Small Business

When we heard Chase Bank and Living Social teamed up to sponsor a contest benefitting small businesses, we jumped at the chance to participate. The Mission: Small Business contest lasts until June... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] ...
Posted on Mon, Jun 25th, 2012 11:08 pm

Cold Fusion 9 Application Mappings Access Denied

Cold Fusion 9 Mappings I have been trying to tackle this problem for some time now and have had little to no success with mapping directories directly in the Application.cfc. Trying to extend the...
Posted on Tue, Jun 26th, 2012 9:36 am

GSK ACE York Solar Project

This custom web application displays how GlaxoSmithKline has recently gone completely green and displays live data directly from GlaxoSmithKline’s regional distribution center.
Posted on Tue, Jun 26th, 2012 9:36 am

Invest Your Car

Invest Your Car came to Glide Interactive in need of a custom web application and full brand identity, check out the results.
Posted on Tue, Jun 26th, 2012 9:36 am

Save Our Workforce

Save Our Workforce a non-profit came to Glide Interactive in need of a custom web application and full brand identity, check out the results.
Posted on Tue, Jun 26th, 2012 9:36 am

Earsound

Earsound came to Glide Interactive in need of a custom e-commerce web application and full brand identity, check out the results.
Posted on Tue, Jun 26th, 2012 9:36 am

Florida Department of Transportation and South Florida Commuter Services

Florida Department of Transportation and South Florida Commuter Services need custom web application that will allow them to login and view their Online Work Plan.
Posted on Tue, Jun 26th, 2012 3:18 pm

2 Tips to Easily Manage Your Google+ Communities

The recent algorithm changes by Google have made it necessary that webmasters start taking online Google+ communities seriously. On one hand, Google+ has been trying to compete with the likes of Facebook and Twitter when it comes to users and on the other, it has released a statement that its new...
Posted on Tue, Jun 26th, 2012 4:23 pm

Protected: David Bishop

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Posted on Tue, Jun 26th, 2012 6:22 pm

Boulder is Burning

Flagstaff fire just started in the Foothills west of Boulder.  Picture take @ 4PM from DD9 studio in North Boulder.
Posted on Tue, Jun 26th, 2012 6:07 pm

10 Great Guerrilla Marketing Examples

Great Guerrilla Marketing is out there but not in Cologne   I love this stuff but I am sorry to say that I do not come across so many guerrilla marketing campaigns in the street or in my day-to -day wanderings here in the Cologne Südstadt. OK, there were a handful of pink bicycles placed...
Posted on Wed, Jun 27th, 2012 2:16 am

Google PPC-More of branding but less on sales

Branding is a critical variable related to a successful business. Every company dreams to build an enduring brand image which gives it the liberty to charge a price premia. Although stemming from the frequency and effectiveness of their communication messages, big brands however have spent...
Posted on Wed, Jun 27th, 2012 4:52 am

Corporate People Photography

A selection of staff headshots taken from a corporate photography commission in London
Posted on Wed, Jun 20th, 2012 6:03 am

To new readers

To new readers, GM Graphic Studio - Creative Graphic Designers WebsiteHi, this is Greg. Caroline is very busy in this moment so she will write something later . This is our first post here. We will try to write practical informations and our suggestions concerning to our interests. I hope you will...
Posted on Wed, Jun 20th, 2012 6:03 am

Mewa Park – Campaign Design

Mewa Park – Campaign Design, GM Graphic Studio - Creative Graphic Designers WebsiteMEWA PARK is a name of new rising, exclusive housing estate localized in attractive part of the town. Investment will be placed near the small lake. This is a brand of UNIBUD Investment company. Close...
Posted on Wed, Jun 20th, 2012 6:03 am

JohnsonDiversey Designs

JohnsonDiversey Designs, GM Graphic Studio - Creative Graphic Designers WebsiteThe cooperation with an international company, leader of the branch, JohnsonDiversey gave us opportunity to make some unusual designs.  Predominance of white colour in design was obvious. This way appeared 3...
Posted on Wed, Jun 20th, 2012 6:03 am

University of Public Administration’s Mug Design

University of Public Administration’s Mug Design, GM Graphic Studio - Creative Graphic Designers WebsiteIt was one of the craziest projects we created. The customer was a noble university. They wanted a mug design with their logo. We have prepared 2 very static propositions and as a contrast,...
Posted on Wed, Jun 20th, 2012 6:03 am

Villeroy & Boch Distributor’s Leaflets Design

Villeroy & Boch Distributor’s Leaflets Design, GM Graphic Studio - Creative Graphic Designers WebsiteVilleroy & Boch is the company that had its beginnings in 1748 in a small pottery in the village of Audun-le-Tiche in Lorraine. During those years company worked out the position of...
Posted on Wed, Jun 27th, 2012 6:50 am

Leys CDI

The Leys CDI Project, based in Blackbird Leys, Oxford is a centre for young people providing a range of community based projects such as Arts Awards guidance, multi-media tuition, job club support, youth club and school holiday provision. ...
Posted on Wed, Jun 27th, 2012 6:50 am

Brafternoon

Brafternoon is a Hertfordshire based, informal ladies-only lunch club, for women who have experienced cancer. View website read more
Posted on Wed, Jun 27th, 2012 10:14 am

Five Simple Steps to Creating an Ideal Customer Profile

Everyone knows you need a to create a successful marketing strategy in order to have a successful business. Before you decide on how to market to potential customers, make sure you first take the time to figure out who you are marketing to. Don’t neglect one of the most...
Posted on Wed, Jun 27th, 2012 3:10 pm

Here Comes the Sun – How to Take Great Summer Photos! – Amy Kelley

It’s summertime and your social calendar is full.  You’ve booked your vacation, you’ve been invited to at least a dozen barbecues and you have your swim suit at the ready.  But there is still one problem:  Your photos from last summer were a big belly flop! ...
Posted on Wed, Jun 27th, 2012 3:10 pm

Newton Launches Their Newly Redesigned Website!

The Newton Design & Marketing team is pleased to announce the launch of their newly redesigned website. Newton Design & Marketing is an award winning advertising and marketing firm located in The Woodlands, TX. Their new website offers a fresh new look with cutting edge design. Heading up...
Posted on Wed, Jun 27th, 2012 3:51 pm

Script that “Fixes” Google Analytics Bounce Rate and Time on Site is a Bad Idea

I recently was alerted to a script that purports to “fix” Google Analytics bounce rate and time on site calculations. The “fixed” (lower) bounce rate is claimed to result in significant increases in Google rankings. Here is the script: (function (tos) {...
Posted on Sat, Jun 23rd, 2012 12:08 am

3 Tips for Using Twitter for Business

Here are 3 tips on using Twitter for your business. Treat all of your followers like they are customers.You are fortunate to have followers, the … Watch Now!
Posted on Sat, Jun 23rd, 2012 12:08 am

How Do Search Engines Rank Websites?

The question is, “how do search engines rank websites?” First it is important to know what a search engine is and how it works. A … Watch Now!
Posted on Sat, Jun 23rd, 2012 12:08 am

Should I Use Facebook for My Business?

The question is “Should you use Facebook for your business?” If you ask most small to business sized business marketing gurus, they would say that … Watch Now!
Posted on Sat, Jun 23rd, 2012 12:08 am

Inbound and Outbound Marketing

We’re going to take a look at inbound vs outbound marketing. As a small to medium sized business you should understand the two concepts. Inbound … Watch Now!
Posted on Sat, Jun 23rd, 2012 12:08 am

Website Loading Time

Test your website loading time – especially for your front page.  Too long of a loading time can increase bounce rate because visitors don’t want … Watch Now!
Posted on Thu, Jun 28th, 2012 1:50 am

Picture frames, like you never imagined!

These are so cool!  I need to start a section of my blog called I wish I’d thought of that and put these neat corner frames there.  What an interesting way to decorate your home, and while they can be bought here, I bet they wouldn’t be that hard to actually make....
Posted on Tue, Jun 26th, 2012 6:07 pm

Car Wars – Clever car advertisements

Car Wars advertisements, where did it all begin? This is one of my favorite advertising campaigns, an oldie but a goodie, Car Wars, printed in any quality magazines through the year in 2006 and it was executed superbly by all contenders, BMW, Audi and Subaru and of course Bentley. The story goes,...
Posted on Thu, Jun 28th, 2012 8:54 am

Featured Artist: Joshua Palma

Joshua Palma has been making his mark in the artistic world, but as an aspiring, young artist he is still tryin to define his overall style. Drawing is Joshua’s forte. His two favorite mediums include graphite and ink. Isis Briones: But, what about drawing “draws” your...
Posted on Thu, Jun 28th, 2012 9:14 am

MindSmack Editor Dan Fisher, Senior Mixer Brian Rund & Editor Paul DiNatale Garner Series Of 2012 Promax Awards & Noms

(New York, New York–June 27, 2012) The post-production division of MindSmack, one of the foremost digital media and post-production houses in NYC, received a series of awards and nominations at the 2012 Promax Awards, held in Los Angeles in mid-June. Editor Dan Fisher brought home a Promax...
Posted on Thu, Jun 28th, 2012 9:55 am

New Published Article: Tomorrow (This Week in Palestine)

Publication: This Week in Palestine (July 2012 Edition -http://www.thisweekinpalestine.com) Abstract From Publishers:“Despite All” is July’s theme and the edition contains a mix of serious and less serious articles. Some of our regular contributors, such as Ali Qleibo...
Posted on Thu, Jun 28th, 2012 10:47 am

Facebook Like – Free Logo Contest

Click “Like” to Complete Registration. Please become a Facebook fan of Graphic Design Needs to complete your free logo design contest registration. We will choose the lucky winner on the last Friday of each month, and will announce the winner on our Facebook fanpage. Good luck to [...]
Posted on Thu, Jun 28th, 2012 11:41 am

What are Written Communication Skills and Styles?

Written communication skills can vary because no reader or writer is the same. Usually having a solid outline to work with when getting started is first and foremost. Doing the research and...
Posted on Thu, Jun 28th, 2012 3:12 pm

Magento Releases Enterprise Edition 1.12

Magento has recently announced its latest release, the Magento Enterprise 1.12. The recent updates to this powerful eCommerce solution and platform will enable merchants to provide a more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more!...
Posted on Fri, Jun 29th, 2012 3:03 am

Photoshop Fridge Magnets

Yup, I’m a geek.  And I want the whole world to know.  Well, at least the portion of the world that enters my kitchen, which in fact, is not that many people.  Check these out!  Though they won’t allow me to Edit > Undo my over-cooked chicken, or clone stamp my...
Posted on Fri, Jun 29th, 2012 9:32 am

Author Phil Simon on building platforms for business success

We recently sat down with Phil Simon, an award-winning author of four management books. His latest book, The Age of the Platform: How Amazon, Apple, Facebook,and Google Have Redefined Business was the 2011 recipient for the Axiom Best Business Technology Book. A recognized technology...
Posted on Fri, Jun 29th, 2012 11:02 am

Small Businesses- Build your E-mail List in 5 Easy steps

You may be thinking, “okay, I’ve worked my a$$ off, my shop is open, I’ve got a few customers, so how do I grow my business?”  Let, me tell you, it’s no secret, the key is in the e-mail list! All of the hard work that you put into getting your business launched...
Posted on Fri, Jun 29th, 2012 1:04 pm

photography series: reflections of a stage

to reflect one’s own reflection to others, is the reflection of that one’s soul to the world.. to reflect one’s own substance to others, is the creation of an art through a core… Photography by: Nabil Darwish [ndproductions::digital imaging:: © 2012] Dust Performance -...
Posted on Fri, Jun 29th, 2012 9:48 am

AJS Garage Doors

AJS Garage Doors supply, fit and repair garage doors and electric gate systems to the trade and private sector in the London, Bedfordshire, Middlesex, Essex and Hertfordshire areas. View website ...
Posted on Sat, Jun 30th, 2012 6:04 am

Power your online store with Mob eCommerce

In this competitive market every online store owners should be ahead of their competitors. Their primiary focus should be on user experience of their store. Customers should be able to complete their shopping with ease, irrespective of the locations they … Continue reading →
Posted on Sat, Jun 30th, 2012 12:03 pm

Small Business Site

A new project has been posted on WebkuduHere’s another simple website we did, this time for a local business in New Haven, CT. This small business had an old, outdated website which bordered on anti-advertising. Webkudu was … Continue readingYou may view this project at Small Business...
Posted on Sat, Jun 30th, 2012 12:06 pm

AIC Brand Clean Up

Graphic presentation for AIC branding clean-up pitch, showing new typography combined with original icon design.
Posted on Sat, Jun 30th, 2012 4:43 pm

White Paper: 10 Ways to Improve Your Company’s Communication

With so many obstacles out there to hinder a business’s success, as a business leader it’s nice to actually find helpful information that informs you of the tools and techniques at your disposal.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and...
Posted on Sat, Jun 30th, 2012 11:48 am

Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses

If you are a small business with a small budget look for creative ways to spread the word about you. Here are some articles on marketing strategies for small businesses. Find Customers With These Marketing, Sales and Advertising Strategies 5 Advanced Social Media Marketing Strategies for Small...
Posted on Sat, Jun 30th, 2012 11:48 am

How to Successfully Market Your Business

arketing your business could be a challenge. You need to know who is your target audience, how to reach them, what is your message, & how you want to be perceived. Here are some articles by Linda Coss, a freelance marketing writer, that will help you reach your business goals. Inside...
Posted on Sat, Jun 30th, 2012 11:48 am

High-Resolution FREE Cardboard Textures for Designers

 ears ago my personal website had a grunge look. To achieve the effect I used my own photographed textures. I got the inspiration when I saw beams of light over a card board box in my leaving room.  I ended up tearing down the box and arranging the pieces. Here are the...
Posted on Sat, Jun 30th, 2012 11:48 am

Backing Up Your WordPress Site. BackWPup Plugin

Why do you want to backup your site? 1. Move your site from a local server to a live server. 2. Move your site from one hosting service provider to another. Changing your hosting service provider for a variety of reasons – low-quality customer support, raised prices, or low performance. 3....
Posted on Sat, Jun 30th, 2012 11:48 am

How to create an effective company brochure

Why does your company need a brochure? In promoting your product or brand, a brochure is a great way to reach potential customers. The format allows you to exercise a great deal of creative control over the design and copy, so that you can present your company in the most attractive, intriguing,...
Posted on Thu, Jun 21st, 2012 8:21 am

How to Report a Fake Facebook Business Page

Facebook (Scams) for Business I received an email from a client earlier this week who received a strange call from a young woman in Kentucky.  She called to ask about the free beach towels their company was giving away for “liking” their Facebook page.  Come...
Posted on Thu, Jun 21st, 2012 8:21 am

Getting Hacked

The Importance of Security I have gotten a rash of calls recently from businesses that need help because their websites have been hacked. Business owners rarely understand how hacking occurs and the potential ramifications of it.  Whether you own an ecommerce website, Content Management System...
Posted on Thu, Jun 21st, 2012 8:21 am

Google Places is History

Google Transitions to Google+ Pages for Business Google has been trying to get more subscribers to Google+ and they implemented a change this week that they hope will begin to increase adoption.  This week Google phased out Google Places, which contained company information, maps, directions,...
Posted on Thu, Jun 21st, 2012 8:21 am

Florida Fence Launches New Website

Strong Irish Tradition Florida Fence has launched a new website with the assistance of Webtivity Designs.  Florida Fence is the regions’ oldest and largest fence manufacturing company. Since 1958 Florida Fence has been manufacturing and installing fences for commercial and residential...
Posted on Thu, Jun 21st, 2012 8:21 am

Manatee Chamber Technology Committee Workshop

Success with Google Pay Per Click and Analytics Google and their strategic partners have been pushing Pay Per Click campaigns to small businesses.  But how effective is Pay Per Click?  Is it worth spending your budget on it?  What is a Quality Score?  How do you measure...
Posted on Thu, Jun 28th, 2012 5:00 am

How to Setup your Blog Fast?

Many people want to set up a blog fast but either they do not have the technical knowledge to do it or they do not want to involve in the hassles of setting it up. In fact, setting up a blog is not... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website at http://v-sopdesign.com/ for full links,...
Posted on Thu, Jun 28th, 2012 5:00 am

Can I Use My Own Email Address When Using Your Email Marketing System?

Many of our clients were asking could they use their own email addresses to blast out their email campaign when using our email marketing system. The answer is “Yes, absolutely!”. We understand why... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website at http://v-sopdesign.com/ for...
Posted on Fri, Jun 29th, 2012 11:30 am

How to Bigcommerce – Product Import

This video goes into detail to help you understand how to import a spreadsheet (.csv format) into Bigcommerce. Throughout this video you will hear me cover multiple points necessary to have in your store such as; Options, SKU’s, Rules, Ids, Photos, and accessing your FTP.
Posted on Fri, Jun 29th, 2012 11:30 am

Kung Fu Graphics

LA based apparel company, Bow and Arrow recently opened their virtual doors to the graphic crazed public. Inspired in part by Bruce Lee and rustic relics of days past, the site features an onslaught of awesome graphics (our personal favorites are the DJ Lee top)   and the creatively designed...
Posted on Fri, Jun 29th, 2012 11:30 am

BigCommerce Redesign for Ylang Ylang

reshly redesigned site for Ylang Ylang is now live, so make sure to head on over and check out the dazzling array of designer jewelry. Prior to their redesign on ecommerce platform, BigCommerce, Ylang Ylang had a good looking site that lacked some basic functionally and usability. Our goal was to...
Posted on Fri, Jun 29th, 2012 11:30 am

2 Most Notorious “Consistency” Crimes Committed in Ecommerce Stores

I’m going to cover two of the most notorious “consistency” crimes that has been committed in ecommerce stores and what you can do to avoid committing such a heinous crime against the web. As a Graphic and Web Designer, who is a bit of a neat freak and perfectionist, there’s...
Posted on Fri, Jun 29th, 2012 11:30 am

How to approach e-commerce product photography for your Volusion store.

In case your own online shopping observations have not made it obvious to you, the images you display on your website that reflect the product your offering is also an imperitive element in communicating the level of quality and professionalism that is really behind your company. Lets take a look...
Posted on Mon, Jun 11th, 2012 8:12 am

Quality Video is Essential for Effective Social Media Marketing

These days, the new buzzword online is “social media.” With Facebook’s recent IPO and all the publicity surrounding their meteoric rise from zero to a nearly hundred billion dollar valuation in only 8 years, everyone is talking about the immense … Continue reading →
Posted on Mon, Jun 11th, 2012 8:12 am

Social TV – Social Media Integrated into Television Broadcasts

The leaders of live social TV recently converged in New York city to discuss the future of this emerging technologies.  The summit was hosted by Never.No and was attended by networks representatives from Major League Baseball network, CBC Broadcasting, Al … Continue reading →
Posted on Mon, Jun 11th, 2012 8:12 am

Why Use Video to Communicate With Your Online Market?

There is presently a rather large disconnect between what internet users want and what website owners are delivering to them. Let me explain. Statistics show that a majority of consumers going online today are spending at least part of their … Continue reading →
Posted on Thu, Jun 14th, 2012 3:54 pm

How to Bypass Facebook phone verification

Do you have a problem with Facebook wanting to verify who you are via mobile phone sms? well here is a little trick that I discovered that will allow you to verify your account via a phone call, to say a payphone, as opposed to sms. Previously Facebook used to let you verify through phone ...
Posted on Thu, Jun 14th, 2012 3:54 pm

Where did we get our name?

Where did the name “Power Global Designs” come from? Power Global Designs is a web development and web design company that was just recently founded in January 2012. The owner “Curtis” and a few colleges thought long and hard about a suitable name. Pondering clever ideas...
Posted on Thu, Jun 14th, 2012 3:54 pm

Website Back ups – Don’t Loose your Valuable Content

Website Security Website security is vital in today technological world. There are many problems that new technology can introduce many problems in which we need to innovate the way in which we secure ourselves. Many web hosting companies offer a form of safe and convenient way to make such a...
Posted on Thu, Jun 14th, 2012 3:54 pm

Protect your website from hackers/intruders

Hackers are continuously causing problems for site owners. From government websites to small business sites, damage can be caused and render your site unusable. If your website gets hacked, recovery can be a huge challenge. So utilize some of the tips below to avoid...
Posted on Thu, Jun 14th, 2012 3:54 pm

Mobile Web Design – Dont miss the boat on this one…

Traffic means business When a potential customer visits your site you want to make sure they get imperative information. Such as your number, your name, your location, your specialties and your business hours. When a customer views your site trying to obtain this information from a mobile device...

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