Some recent links for geneal inspiration when staring at a blank Photoshop browser chrome… Your homepage’s primary real estate (the top left corner, middle section above the fold and the primary navigation) must answer the following questions for your visitors: Who are you? What do you have to offer me? How do I learn more? […]
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There is a lotof buzz about the “new money” online. A classic Web 2.0 story of new technology taking on established giants – in this case the credit card and banking industries. In February 2009, Jim McKelvey wasn’t able to sell a piece of his glass art because he couldn’t accept a credit card as […]
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From an old friend… a great artist… and a great designer… NOT ONE, BUT TWO PORTRAITS OF HUEY LEWIS, APPROXIMATELY 1983/1984 via DAN GOLDEN DESIGNS – THE DAN GOLDEN MUSEUM.
I often hear from clients who are unhappy with negative reviews or missing reviews on Yelp. More often I hear small businesses that rave about what a boon Yelp has been to their bottom line. Here’s some advice for small business owners on what to do with those pesky negative reviews: The site removes reviews […]
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I suggest avoiding the word “welcome” on any Web site homepage. It’s a cliché and a missed opportunity to convey useful information about your firm. Spend time writing some brief copy — something slightly different to the about page would be appropriate to the home page. Also, “welcome” is an appropriate greeting upon first greeting someone […]
If there is more than one person tweeting for your company you might want to consider using this new software that adds many features to a company’s twitter-based branding efforts: Multiple Accounts and Multiple Users Manage up to five Twitter accounts through a single CoTweet login. Invite colleagues to join your accounts to work as […]
Google has begun to phase out support for Internet Explorer 6, the browser identified as the weak link in a cyber attack on the search engine. via BBC News – Google phases out support for IE6.
A great list of resources for designing clean sites. “ The grid system is an aid, not a guarantee. It permits a number of possible uses and each designer can look for a solution appropriate to his personal style. But one must learn how to use the grid…” via The Grid System.
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I avoid Flash unless it’s really needed—and I wonder if these stats take into account the rise of iPhones that can’t view any flash and other devices that might have limited capabilities. Adobe® Flash® Player is the world’s most pervasive software platform, used by over 2 million professionals and reaching 99.0% of Internet-enabled desktops in […]
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