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Never a dull moment at Switchbox

What would you do if you had 55,000 new visitors hit your site in 3 hours? Apparently you would crash the worlds largest hosting company. :) Two of our clients made a huge press release today and there was so much traffic that their visitors were doing 5 searches a second for the last few […]

Aug 11, 2011
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Lightweight charting with JavaScript

Everyone loves charts – and more importantly, everyone loves fancy charts. So, what if you want fancy charts without a plugin like Flash or Silverlight? Highcharts is a very simple approach with striking results – a purely JavaScript solution based on top of jQuery. We’ve been experimenting with it at the office and are pretty […]

A better way to develop mobile websites

Matt at our office just found out that jQuery mobile 2.0 just got released. We are constantly building mobile websites and mobile applications for our clients so this is going to make it a lot easier. Too bad it doesn’t help more with building iPhone or table applications.

Aug 01, 2011
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Speed up your start-up!

Ever turn on your computer only to wait for the a few minutes for everything to start up. You can turn off pesky programs by going to Start > run > msconfig > startup. It can be confusing to figure out which programs are important and which ones are just wasting your resources. Luckily, the […]

May 19, 2011
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What SQL LINQ is generating for you

I know a big concern with software developers who use .Net is LINQ. It’s a great innovation with software but some times you don’t have the control over it you want. For instance, what SQL actually gets generated from a LINQ expression? One of our developers asked that question, found the answer and created a […]

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.