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Mar 29, 2011
Just for Fun

Phone Tag! You’re it!

So we’re wrapping up one of our projects with our client: Ripple.  We’ve just released an app called “Phone Tag”.  It’s pretty awesome.  And we’re not just saying that because we made it. The app lets you track the location of your friends, family, and overly acquainted enemies. Here’s a description from their site: “PhoneTag […]

Feb 23, 2011
Just for Fun

Congrats to Mlicki and Janova

Congradulations to Mlicki and Janova for getting a little more press for the branding that you guys did. We just found this article online: http://www.rebrand.com/notable-janova

Feb 18, 2011
Just for Fun

Your website has been seized by the government?

In case you didn’t hear the US government just seized about 85,000 web domains because they didn’t bother to check who actually owned them or what sites they were linking to. The real killer is that all of those website domains that they seized had a nice little notice that the site contained child pornography […]

Feb 02, 2011
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National Signing Day for Students?

Well today is national signing day for young football playing Americans across the country. Local media, ESPN, and fans across the country are eagerly checking webpages and listening to thousands of different analyst trying to predict where the top recruits will end up for the start of next season. As a huge football fan I […]

Jan 26, 2011
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jQuery Carousel

Matt at our office just used this free jQuery plugin for a client’s website. http://caroufredsel.frebsite.nl/ It’s really easy to use and is developer friendly.  The website we are working on right now is http://prioritydesigns.com

Jan 18, 2011
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Will Steve Jobs absence hurt Verizon’s launch of t…

With the upcoming launch of the iPhone on Verizon network, how will Steve Jobs absence been viewed if the launch is not a success. What happens if Verizon has issue? What happens if there is a problem with the iPhone? Will Verizon get the blame? How long will Steve Jobs be gone? Is this a […]

Jan 05, 2011
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Web Development Trends for 2011

1. HTML5 and CSS 3 will get a lot of press, some decent implementations but still will be inadequate for the most of advanced scenarios possible today with Flash or Silverlight. And that is expected since HTML5 does not aim to compete with classic RIA technologies but rather to complement them or to allow some […]

TechColumbus Semi-finalist.

Great Success! Switchbox, inc. was chosen as a semi-finalist for TechColumbus’ 2010 Innovation Awards. Switchbox, inc. was nominated for Outstanding Product from a business with fewer than 50 people. While we’re excited to be a semi-finalist, we’re also happy to see several companies we’ve developed we site for on the list. These companies include Your […]

OnTime on Times Square

In case you haven’t heard yet one of our clients just made it on to Times Square. Check out the new iPhone app “OnTime” If you can’t see the image go to our blog at https://switchbox.wordpress.com

Nov 09, 2010
Just for Fun

Why you need to register your domain

In case you haven’t heard the Dallas Cowboys forgot to register their domain name for their website and it cost them a lot of time, money and embarrasement. This is exactly why you shouldn’t ask the intern to update your site. http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Cowboys-suffer-domain-name-failure-at-the-worst-?urn=nfl-283761

Oct 26, 2010
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We just got a great comment from a poten

We just got a great comment from a potential client. Apparently they love http://buckeyeinstitute.org and saw that we referenced their website in our proposal. I keep hearing great things from business owners about what the site is doing for them.

What is a microsite?

That’s a great question. A microsite can have a lot of meanings to different people but to us it’s a website that is intended to either be up for a short period of time or is intended to only have a tiny amount of content in order to test a market. Switchbox launches about one […]

Sep 30, 2010
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More Great Wireframe tools

Matt found more tools for you to use to develop more accurate wireframes for your website. Check out http://onwired.com/blog/wireframe-madness-the-free-wireframe-app-tourney-round-4/ to see the current battle.

Sep 28, 2010
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Finding a good Online SEO Company

We work with good and bad SEO companies and we are sure you have questions. There are a lot of bad companies out there but it’s hard to figure out a good or a bad one just form talking to them. This article helps explain the differences. http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2010/09/create-great-websites-without-any-seo/

Sep 28, 2010
Just for Fun

Top website design mistakes

We work with a lot of web designers and we do some many sites that it’s easy to forget the basics. Check out this article to stop doing the simple mistakes most web designers still do. Hey we are guilty too. http://line25.com/articles/10-usability-crimes-you-really-shouldnt-commit

Good Wiki for your website

If you’d like to have a quick wiki installed on your website check this one out. http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Installation_guide It’s simple and ultra powerful and let’s you place it on any web server that you want. Our developers use it for documenting all applications that they create for our clients.

Sep 22, 2010
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Google Maps API for jQuery

If you are develping web applications that need to use the Google maps API check this out… http://www.blocsoft.com/bmap/ It allows you to create a simple online application that puts pins on a map but without the hassle of custom developing your own code to interface with the Google map objects. We are currently building an […]

Sep 16, 2010
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New video idea

Check out these two sites if you are interested in creating great professional videos for your website. These are quick and easy to develop so try them out. http://www.xtranormal.com http://prezi.com/index/