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January 20th, 2011

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New Site Launch – The Hour Glass

February 10th, 2010

New site launch – thehourglasses.com

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Interesting to see…

January 20th, 2010

No one has 100% up time do they?

twitter home page this morning

twitter home page this morning

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Frazier Cycling Redesign Site Launch

October 28th, 2009

New Site Launch – www.fraziercycling.com

Tools/Technolgies: xhtml, php, Graphics, Facebook tools, AJAX

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Harmony Preschool Academy

October 20th, 2009

New Site Launch – http://www.harmonypreschoolacademy.com

Tools/Technolgies:  Flash, Flash Video, xhtml, php, Graphics, Facebook tools, AJAX

harmonypreschool525

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Face Book Mentions

September 15th, 2009

As you may know, Facebook rolled out its planned new feature that lets you “tag” other users in your status updates earlier today.

It’s very similar functionality to @replies on Twitter, and most folks will be pretty familiar with how it works and why you’d want to use it. Still, there are some differences to note, and some may appreciate a basic walkthough of how the new feature works.

Facebook’s version of the feature, like Twitter, also uses the @ symbol to invoke. However instead of having to simply know or remember the person’s username you’d like to tag, Facebook will generate an auto-suggest dropdown based on what you’ve typed after the @ symbol.

This is a nice touch considering that the scope of Facebook’s status tagging feature goes beyond just being able to tag your friends. You can also tag pretty much anything you’re connected to in the Facebook universe: companies, brands, artists and shows — anything that has a Facebook Page. You can also tag events and groups you’re a part of.

Once the item you’re wanting to tag appears in the list, all you have to do is click on it to select it and include a linked version of that entity in your status update.

When your friends see your status update, they’ll be able to click on any of those links to find out more and possibly friend, fan, join or attend whatever you linked to.

Have fun and don’t forget to plug your friends and companies!

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Why I Don’t Take Facebook Quizes

August 24th, 2009

Did you know your personal answers on FaceBook Quizes/Games/Applications can and are sold to advertisers? Including email address, name, address, relationship status, medical info, etc. Once you open a FB application the application’s developer has access to everything in your profile!!!

If you’re on Facebook you get flooded with invitations for beer, bowling, and hugs all through FaceBook, of course. But something in the back of my mind prevented me from running any of them. I couldn’t get past the ominous warning that states, “Allowing {application name} access will let it pull your profile information, photos, your friends’ info, and other content that it requires to work.”

Well now I am very glad I refrained even though I’m sure I could have gotten a 150+ IQ test result and immediately joined Mensa. PC World has a nice article that explains why I kept refusing to click through, even though I didn’t know why at the time. Fear of the unknown is sometimes good.

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Social Media Marketing Spend to Hit $3.1 Billion by 2014

July 9th, 2009

We already knew that social media marketing budgets were on the rise, but now we know by how much. Forrester Research is out with their Interactive Marketing Forecast for the next five years, and estimates social media marketing to grow at an annual rate of 34 percent – faster than any other form of online marketing and double the average growth rate of 17 percent for all online mediums.

Wow!  You can read the full article here.

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Happy 4th Everyone!

July 2nd, 2009

4th Of July

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Do you use RSS

April 26th, 2009

RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication.  It’s been around for quite some time, but for some reason, even though I program or install RSS feeds into many of we websites I develop, I had never really used it.  Recently I came across a few cool web design blogs I enjoyed reading and decided I’d like to check in on them more often.  But, I always forgot the web address or would forget for weeks and when I checked in, there’d be so much posted since the last time I’d checked I’d become overwhelmed.  I finally decided to use the RSS on the site and I tied it into my Mac Mail.

Then I became addicted.

Before I new it I was connected to over 5 RSS feeds.  They basically show up like an email in it’s own box.  So when the site has a new post, it’ll show up like an email and I can click to read most of the article or if it’s a long article, it’ll provide me with the direct link to the full article.

It’s a really easy way to keep up with the sites you enjoy or learn from.  Most mail clients have the ability now, whether Mac Mail, Outlook, MS Mail, or others (Google, Mozilla, etc).  You should try it. Actually, if you’re reading this from my website, you’ll notice in your address bar there’s an icon on the far right.  Click on that and you can subscribe to this RSS feed!

Happy Syndicating!

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