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  • How To Build An Infographic For $279, Not $5000 How To Build An Infographic For $279, Not $5000

    May 7, 2013 at 3:37 pm by Mike Glezos

    There are certain technical charts, diagrams and other visual media that probably bring back horrible memories of High School aptitude testing and harsh criticism of performance. Fortunately, the present generation of web designers, graphic artists and creative writers have found …

  • HOWTO: Print an entire website HOWTO: Print an entire website

    January 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm by Jason Berry

    If you need to print out an entire website, here is a little trick. You’ll need the full version of Acrobat though. I did this using Acrobat X Pro, but I believe this works all the way back to Acrobat …

  • Netflix is a diabetic eating at MacDonalds & HP has a brain Netflix is a diabetic eating at MacDonalds & HP has a brain

    September 2, 2011 at 8:36 pm by Jason Berry

    This week, I have repeated two statements I thought I would never utter.  No, I didn’t say “hey, that’s one badass Camry you have there” — but it’s damn close. Statement 1: HP is perceptive & brilliant.  Realizing they had …

  • Google Music? … prep for the RIAA and Amazon takedown Google Music? … prep for the RIAA and Amazon takedown

    May 11, 2011 at 2:05 pm by Jason Berry

    Yesterday at the Google I/O Conference, the big boys announced that they were giving the finger to the RIAA and building a music download service in the cloud.  This is pretty enormous because nobody other than a giant like all-seeing …

  • Thoughts: Firefox 4, Netflix, and Amazon’s Appstore Thoughts: Firefox 4, Netflix, and Amazon’s Appstore

    March 23, 2011 at 3:38 pm by Jason Berry

    Firefox 4 was released today.  It’s pulling a lot of interface elements and cues from Chrome … but then so does IE9.  Chrome may very well represent the new standard for application interface and usability.  There certainly is elegance in …

  • We’ve Moved (On Up)!  topLingo New Office Tour We’ve Moved (On Up)! topLingo New Office Tour

    April 27, 2010 at 2:28 pm by Mike Glezos

    Change your address books and check the map because we’ve moved! 575 Anton Blvd. Suite 1150 Costa Mesa, CA 92626 15707 Rockfield Blvd. Suite 105 Irvine, CA 92618

  • Hint O’ the Day: Know When to Butt Out, Mr. CEO Hint O’ the Day: Know When to Butt Out, Mr. CEO

    January 21, 2010 at 5:17 pm by Jason Berry

    This one will be short & sweet. Are you the CEO /CFO / Director of Some Department?  Then read on. Last night, I talked with some bigwigs who had questions about “The Google” and “twittering”.  It occurred to me that …

  • Amazing Web Software: Aviary Amazing Web Software: Aviary

    October 7, 2009 at 12:31 pm by Jason Berry

    Aviary has an impressive suite of web-based software that is free to use.  They have built scaled-down versions of Photoshop, ImageReady, and Illustrator that run within a web browser in Flash (not Air, for the techies).  In addition, they have …

  • What Do Execs at Whole Foods Know That You Don’t? What Do Execs at Whole Foods Know That You Don’t?

    May 18, 2009 at 11:34 am by The topLinguist

    It’s no longer cool to have a brown box on your Twitter profile. Way back in March just HAVING a Twitter account said “savvy”.  Now the marketing  mavens  are branding the holy lights out of all things “Tweet” and Twitter’s …

  • Need a phony website? Need a phony website?

    April 10, 2009 at 7:41 pm by The topLinguist

    It’s April 2009 and most websites don’t support phone browsing very well. So you ask, “should mine”? For now the answer is still “depends”. The first question you need to ask is who’s your audience? To clarify what I’m talking …

  • Collective Search: Just Spit Me Out Collective Search: Just Spit Me Out

    March 27, 2009 at 5:18 pm by The topLinguist

    Collective Soul fans will recognize the lyric from December. In that song, lead singer Ed Roland kinda spits this out: “Don’t scream about, Don’t think aloud, Turn your head now baby, Just spit me out”. That’s how I feel about site searches. Don’t make …

  • Extended Forecast: Increasing Word Clouds Extended Forecast: Increasing Word Clouds

    February 24, 2009 at 6:44 pm by The topLinguist

    Rather then obscure, those word clouds actually clarify and speed the communication of the underlying messages.  For example, check out the topLingo About Us page as a cloud: If you’re a visual learner who’s also into language, this is the big …

  • 10 Tips for Writing Great Web Copy (part 3) 10 Tips for Writing Great Web Copy (part 3)

    February 17, 2009 at 7:45 am by The topLinguist

    [Cont'd from Friday's post] 10. Ten tips on the actual task of ­copywriting 1. Clearly answer the visitor’s first question, “Am I in the right place?” Visitors should get this answer in the first couple of seconds. 2.   Clearly answer …

  • 10 Tips for Writing Great Web Copy (part 2) 10 Tips for Writing Great Web Copy (part 2)

    February 13, 2009 at 6:04 pm by The topLinguist

    [Cont'd from yesterday's post] 4.   Nail the site map before you start writing In the kitchen of web design, cookin’ and eatin’ are usually simultaneous processes. Ideally the cookin’ part – the site map, architecture, design mockups, and seo (search …

  • 10 Tips for Writing Great Web Copy 10 Tips for Writing Great Web Copy

    February 12, 2009 at 5:05 pm by The topLinguist

    Bad website copy can be great – only not for you.  Sure, bad copy has entertainment value:  “…the LCD TV VJ3212 brings you a finely detailed visual enjoyment and won’t let your tasteful eyes miss any fine details.”  Unfortunately, the call to …

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