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Post Once & Measure twice

For all you social media/networking types out there, did you know that there is a little piece of information that you can add on to your links to make sure that they are easily tracked back to your website?  (This is for all of the Google Analytics users out there, or at least people who […]

Basecamp anyone?

Basecamp is one of those tools that you’ve probably heard of, but have no clue what it is for.  The question you need to ask yourself (if you are a small business), is – why are you not on basecamp yet? Click here to read more about Basecamp, straight from the company. Making projects so […]

Ideal length for everything online

I’ve seen some great recommendations, but this list is a great combination of suggested lengths of anything you either submit online, or compose for eventual use online!  Finally, there are lines drawn in the sand.  : )  if you haven’t noticed, I’m a big fan of setting standards on the Web – not to deny […]

Been another busy week…

For those of you who don’t know it – we’re doing some great things in our ‘digital services’ group at The Columbian, where we are making a serious push to get clients signed for websites, mobile websites, SEO and video production. We had a consultant come in and aid/assist us in selling a package of […]

Back up your “stuff” via cloud-based apps

There have been some concerns about cloud-based app usage over the last couple years – in regards to security and availability of your documents.  I’m writing to say that the winds of change have been moving quite steadily towards “the cloud” (I can’t honestly stand this term, ‘cloud’ – but it’s what everyone uses so […]

FTP… What is it?

This post isn’t for advanced users, but to be a basic overview for people not “in-the-know”. FTP, or file transfer protocol, was originally created in 1971 – before the birth of the World Wide Web, as a command-line interface (text-based, relying on specific commands).  From inception, it was built to transfer files from one host […]

Link-building: A Quick Lesson for SEO

Any SEO campaign that is gaining traction hits a point where you may not need to change a lot of information on your site (unless you plan on adding lots more content regularly, but that’ll be a different post). At that point, a great thing to check out, is how many websites are linking to […]

Time to Unlock Knowledge?

As long as I’ve been creating fun stuff on the Web, there have been people locking down the knowledge for their personal use only.  I’m not sure if this has been expounded by the economy, by the overwhelming growth and popularity of the Web, or if it is being condensed by developers who are afraid […]

Happy 25th Birthday to the World Wide Web

Twenty-five years ago today – Tim Berners-Lee submitted a paper to his employer (CERN), which described a network (web) of computers that each had access to files – shared among each other.  Little did he know that his idea would birth some of the greatest achievements (and bank accounts) the world had ever seen. Although […]

The World’s Worst Website Ever

I stumbled across this site a while ago – and had fun pulling it apart trying to find out everything ‘wrong’ with it.  Although a lot of it is personal opinion – and you can have your site however you want, there are so many things on this site that would need to be ‘fixed’ […]

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