Design

QR Code it

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What can a QR Code do? A lot of people don’t know this, but QR Codes are actually old technology.  The QR code system was invented in 1994 by Toyota‘s subsidiary, Denso Wave. Its purpose was to track vehicles during manufacture; it was designed to allow high-speed component scanning. With the advent of the smart […]

Marketing

Google me.

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In 2010, people googled the word “google” over 615 MILLION times according to comScore’s 2010 digital year in review. This suggests that people in general don’t like to use the browser address bar.  After all, “http://www” is not a very user friendly string of characters.  “Is that two colons and one forward slash…or was it […]

HTML & CSS

Load content to the clipboard

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I have been looking for a solution to load a block of text to a client’s clipboard at the click of a button; basically I needed a way to “copy” text for pasting without having to actually select and copy it. Most of the solutions that are available are NOT cross browser compatible. I have […]

Advertising

Hits don’t hurt and impressions don’t last.

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When looking into an online advertising program, it’s good to know the lingo before you start. Here are a few terms you should know to get you on your way. Clicks: A click is when a user actually CLICKS on your web ad. This click normally goes directly to your homepage, or to a landing […]

HTML & CSS

Check all Checkboxes with jQuery

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I was searching for a solution to this problem and came upon this post. Most Javascript functions that do this rely on the fact that the input checkboxes all have the same ‘name’ property.  This jQuery solution merely requires them to all be in the same FIELDSET.  Clean, simple and effective.  Brilliant solution.  Bravo Brian […]

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The Crystal Goblet

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I originally read this piece by Beatrice Warde in 1998 when I was studying typography. It struck a strong chord with me and still resonates today. Time and time again I am reminded of what a great analogy this is and how even today – over 40 years after its original printing – it still […]

Social Media

Social Media and Blogging

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As time progresses i find my self more and more embedded in social media sites. Clients often rely on me as their authority and the subject. I often differentiate my updates on Facebook from other networking sites like Linked in or Twitter. All in One Some people prefer to have a one point system to […]

Advertising

Shock Value – Stand Out From the Crowd

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In a bold move today – comedian, sports broadcaster, and all around great guy – Colin Cosell put out a public service announcement stating that he will not be wearing pants until more people watch hockey. Watch the PSA on the right. Akin to the classic 1981 poster campaign where a model makes promises to […]

Random Thoughts

Silly Error Messages

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One of my pet peeves is the “coming soon” page on a web site, only second to the “This site is under construction” notice.  These are two very silly notices to put on your website.  The primary reason that I recommend against  posting them  is because usually they stay posted for weeks, months, or more! […]