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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 …

  • Keep In Mind, It’s Just A Blog Keep In Mind, It’s Just A Blog

    March 25, 2010 at 2:11 pm by Jason Berry

    Ok, so you’re tacking a blog onto your site to (1) quickly get breaking news about your products and company online and (2) boost SEO.  We all know that (2) is the REAL reason you’re adding that blog onto your …

  • A Few Hints for Tutorial Videos A Few Hints for Tutorial Videos

    November 6, 2009 at 4:31 pm by Jason Berry

    A client recently needed some help on setting up video tutorials on her website. I realized that this info is probably of value to just about everybody, so here it is. Disclaimer: these are my opinions as to what constitutes …

  • 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 …

  • Way Kuler! Way Kuler!

    February 6, 2008 at 12:34 pm by Mike Glezos

    Pronounced like “color”, this flash application built by Adobe is great for creating a nice color scheme to use on a website design or elsewhere. http://kuler.adobe.com

  • Favicons: Small Graphic Thingys in the URL Favicons: Small Graphic Thingys in the URL

    July 11, 2007 at 7:41 am by Mike Glezos

    “I want one for my website! You know that square graphic thing-a-ma-jig next to where I type my website name!” They’re called favicons (not to be confused with decipticons) and these 16 x 16 pixel sized graphical icons in .ICO …

  • Adobe Taking Photoshop Online! Adobe Taking Photoshop Online!

    March 2, 2007 at 2:28 pm by Jason Berry

    A few days after I posted a blog about Google’s online apps waging war on Microsoft more big news comes from a major player in our field. Adobe is taking it’s flagship product Photoshop online. Adobe recognizes that the future …

  • My Favorite Web 2.0 Feature My Favorite Web 2.0 Feature

    January 19, 2007 at 1:44 pm by Jason Berry

    Web 2.0 sites are totally focused on the user experience addressing even the simplest things. My favorite so far has to be the “suggested phrases” which appear below input boxes as you type. Sites like Snap.com utilize this perfectly and …

  • 2007 and the Technologies Our Clients Will Want this Year! 2007 and the Technologies Our Clients Will Want this Year!

    January 2, 2007 at 1:32 pm by Jason Berry

    Welcome to 2007 and Happy New Year!  Lots of great opportunities in the web development world this year and just like each year before it some cool technologies and ideas will emerge and some will fade away.  And although personally …

  • Video in Flash Video in Flash

    December 27, 2006 at 1:27 pm by Jason Berry

    Take a lesson from YouTube and note that an ideal alternative to video formats quicktime and windows media to display on the internet is Flash. You’ll have less trouble with your audience having to download plug-ins, codec and compression conflicts …

  • Using Non-Stock Image Search Engines to Spark Ideas Using Non-Stock Image Search Engines to Spark Ideas

    December 21, 2006 at 1:22 pm by Jason Berry

    When creating graphics for your website stock agencies like iStockPhoto and Corbis are usually the first place artists go before they start drawing.  These agencies have a large selection and will meet all of your legal requirements but sometimes the …

  • Original Signal: Great Design for Impatient News Junkies Original Signal: Great Design for Impatient News Junkies

    December 8, 2006 at 1:17 pm by Jason Berry

    Damn!    These dudes (or girls) nailed it … the design/layout that is.  Go to OriginalSignal.com and you’ll see a great way to display multiple RSS feeds in a tight design with perfect use of ajax mouseovers.  I’ve shown this site …

  • Jpeg or Gif, What File Type When? Jpeg or Gif, What File Type When?

    November 27, 2006 at 5:31 pm by Jason Berry

    Creating imagery for the web is nice balance of quality over file size.  You have a choice in file types of either a JPEG or GIF and what to use when totally depends upon your subject matter in the image. …

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