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Okay, real talk, blogging often is hard shit. We care so much about you and your time. We don’t write posts for the sake of writing posts. If we have a passionate topic, you’ll see it here. Otherwise trust we are probably just busy making something great for the citizens of the interwebs.

letting creative flow

Just a great example of a big, giant, corporate site, having some fun. has a promotional banner highlighting their new paint calculator. The focus is partially on wasting less. So what better way to highlight that message than show some wasted paint. Dripping down the entire home page.   I applaud their creativity and…

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Where do I set my user photo?

Many of our sites run wordpress. We loooove wordpress around here. But a common question we hear, is where does the users profile photo come from? In comments, author biographies, etc. Easy answer.  We rely on the Gravatar system created by wordpress. Gravatar, or a “Globally Recognized Avatar” is an image connected to your email…

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Walking the tight line

Sometimes we get busy. Sometimes very busy. I can personally attest to this. I’m pretty sure most of March and April flew by me in a blink. Oh I know stuff happened. Projects, birthdays, trips, events, but it’s a blur. Not sure about you, but when I get busy, I focus in. I skip social…

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Fire the committee

Fire the committee. No great website in history has been conceived of by more than three people. Not one. This is a deal breaker. – Seth Godin. This statement is true in so many aspects. Look at politics, giant companies, churches, and non-profits. The more brilliant people in a room, the more no one can decide a single…

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Sopa & PIPA. A Cause for Concern

Lets pause today for a copyright, legal rights, and the internet conversation. We are creators of content, hosts of sites, and believers in free speech. So first off, we don’t normally take political sides, and neither bill is specific to one political party. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA)…

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The importance of mobile friendy websites

The internet use on a smart phone may be one of the fastet growing modes of communication and consumption we have ever experienced. The overall adoption rate is growing faster than radio, tv, and the internet experienced. In some countries the internet is really only available on mobile phones, like in sub sahara Africa for…

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Keeping things simple

Funny thing in life, Simple almost always wins. Myspace was complicated and too many things. Facebook is simple (kind of). Blackberry UI is complicated. iPhone is clear. Constant contact is deep in menus and pages. Campaign monitor is the good kind of shallow. The more I use technology, the more I appreciate simple. I have…

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Creating a Google Plus page for your business

Time to celebrate! the much anticipated Google+ for your business, place, organization or brand. Signing up is probably 10x easier than facebook ever was. First off, you need to be a google+ user personally. (head here: Once signed up, you may want to find some friends to add to your network, but thats not a…

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Avoiding app attack

I know this has happened to you, as it has happened to me. You see a tweet, email, or some article highlights a great new tool, service or app for your business. It could be something new for marketing, productivity, accounting, or social media. A pretty logo, a nice splash page, and a killer video.…

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