What’s the deal with…Augmented Reality?

September 1, 2009

In the tech community, some folks have been talking about “augmented reality” for years. But only recently has it started to really catch the attention of a more mainstream crowd. What is this seemingly sci-fi catchphrase, and why should you be paying attention?

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“The Website’s Broken” – Getting Help with Support Details

August 24, 2009

The web is a challenging platform to develop for: there are an incredible number of system and browser configurations to consider. Thankfully, the folks at Imulus have released a product for times when “the site doesn’t work on my computer” isn’t enough information.

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Social Media is not Web 2.0. Or Web 3.0.

August 11, 2009

No one talks about Web 2.0 anymore. This may be because we now talk about social media, and at first blush, we may assume the terms are interchangeable. Sure, Web 2.0 was a great term to use to describe the evolution of Websites: from ‘Web 1.0’, when we went online to read, and ‘Web 2.0’ […]

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Do you need wireframes if you’re using a CMS?

August 6, 2009

For some of our projects at work, we use a content management system like Drupal, Joomla or WordPress to run our websites. This allows our clients to add or edit content more easily, and it also eliminates a lot of custom coding by a developer. A CMS (to learn more about content management systems, check […]

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August 5, 2009

While at Resource Interactive, I took training in and worked on several products with the ATG product suite. ATG is at the core an e-commerce solutions provider, with a stated goal as follows: Our goal: to power the world’s most engaging and rewarding online shopping experiences. We are our customers’ first stop in providing the […]

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Google vs Microsoft: the Operating System Wars

July 8, 2009

Sometimes 140 characters just isn’t enough.. Mark Scholl just tweeted: “Google now making an OS. Strategy of taking on Microsoft by becoming Microsoft?” That is absolutely the only information I have on the OS. But yes, I already have thoughts. My immediate response (but I have plenty more thoughts I’ll have to return to later, […]

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5 suggestions for print designers moving to web

May 28, 2009

I’m not a web designer, by any means. Sure, I have a graphic design certificate, but my design skills pretty well peaked in 2003 when I completed the online program (although my portfolio is still featured on the sessions.edu site!) But as someone who’s been taking amazing designs and making them functional for close to […]

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Beyond Web-Safe Fonts

May 19, 2009

Have you ever wondered why most websites use the same handful of fonts? There are only a limited number of fonts that every computer ships with. These are known as “web-safe fonts“, and most developers stay within that selection to ensure a consistent experience for all site visitors. So how do you get beyond Verdana […]

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3D – the next generation of CAPTCHAs

March 26, 2009

Whether or not they’re familiar with the term, most Internet users have encountered a CAPTCHA. The contrived acronym stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart,” and the most common incarnation is an obscured series of letters and numbers that the site visitor must visually decipher and type in. The […]

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4 WordPress Themes to Take your Blog to the Next Level

March 3, 2009

I’ve been using WordPress for this blog for several years, and have never paid much attention to all the themes available. But if content is king, aesthetics/ease of use is queen, and we all know which is most important in chess.

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