Is Designing Your Own Website A Good Idea?

Thanks to Pinterest and HGTV, everybody’s into DIY (Do-It-Yourself) these days. We think that’s fine if you learn how to make a wreath for your front door or even remodel the bathroom, but trying to build your own website may be a bad idea. We’ve all heard the adage, “The lawyer who represents himself has […]



An Internet Showdown!

In case you haven’t been keeping up with the tech news over the last few months, Google and Apple have been duking it out over the direction they see the web heading. It seems that Apple is more and more interested in determining how content will flow through its tubes. It claims that Adobe’s Flash […]



Lies, Damn Lies, & Statistics

By now, just about everyone has read about Google’s big anti-censorship push in China and throughout the rest of the world. Net censorship is a huge deal. Not just for citizens of the free world, but for the less fortunate living under authoritarian regimes and dictatorships it means the difference between freedom and tyranny. Being […]



Parisian Keyword Search

Google is a household name; has been for some time now. We’ve even turned “google” into a verb for “searching online” – “Just Google it!” Most people are surprised to find out that Google has never aired a single commercial for their popular search engine. Their first ad ever aired during Super Bowl 44 (that’s […]



Google Hints at Speed Requirements

This past week, in an interview with Web Pro News, Matt Cutts from Google hinted that the load time of your page may become a factor in page ranking. Google hasn’t released all of the details, and they probably won’t (we still don’t know the exact algorithms Google uses to determine page rank – it’s […]



Google’s Attack on Retail Businesses through Word of Mouth

New Orleans City Business posted an article yesterday that has the web development & business community in a tither. The article is about Google’s new Sidewiki. This can be detrimental to small businesses because it will show user reviews in the sidebar while reviewing a business’ website. We all know an upset customer yells louder […]



Importance & Deimportance of Meta Tags

First off, what are Meta Tags? Meta tags are lines of website code that help the search engines place your website into the correct categories. If you look at a website’s source code (Hit Apple + U in Firefox), you will generally see a few lines at the top labeled “meta” just after the title. […]



Beta This

After 5 years, Google finally drops the “Beta” tag from it’s email service – Gmail. The beta tag on nearly everything has been a joke in our office with all of the web designers and programmers. Why would a large company such as Google or Yahoo beta test a program for over a year, let […]



Did Everyone Just Find Twitter?

In the past week, two more big names have joined the Twitter ranks. A popular sports TV show on ESPN called Pardon The Interruption (PTI) is now on Twitter and after a few days they’ve already added “tweeting” to their regular vocabulary. PTI will discuss what is happening in the sports world as it happens […]