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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
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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/

Core Application Development

Does your company have a core application that it depends on? We are willing to bet the answer is yes. It might be a website that you use, a piece of software, or a custom intranet you built. We use a lot as you can see from our blog – Software We Use. Here is […]

HTML5 Video Player

If you need a video player that works for the iPhone, Droid or other mobile device and still works great for a normal computer try this out… http://flarevideo.com/#overview. It’s great for you website or mobile application. We actually used something similiar for a local Columbus, Ohio company launching their product to Home Depot.

Our new favorite task management software

If you have been looking for a good task management software check out http://www.gqueues.com. Its super simple, very powerful, and works just like you would expect. There is a free version and a paid version but the free version is great. If you want to view it in action before signing up just go to […]

Aug 05, 2010
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Our response to the question: What type of hosting…

I’m using Cobal version 1.13 on an Atari 2600 for the database backend and my cell phone running a boot legged copy of Windows ME as my webserver. My internet is provided by a TCP/IP tunnel running through an unmonitored socket on Battle.net. It’s all being powered by a carbon neutral generator made out of […]

Jul 20, 2010
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We’re going back to Tech Columbus for m

We’re going back to Tech Columbus for more funding for another startup. So far we’ve helped launched six successful IT startups, four had partial funding from Tech Colmbus, and two were partially funded by us. This will probably be the fifth from Tech Columbus. We offer VC funding to anyone with a good idea who […]

CSS Sprites

For a better way to optimize your site for faster page loading check this out. http://sixrevisions.com/css/css-sprites-site-speed/#more-3552

Fun jQuery photo galleries

Thanks to Shauna for finding these great photo galleries. All galleries use jQuery and some use PHP for the backend. http://tympanus.net/codrops/2010/05/05/beautiful-background-image-navigation-with-jquery/

Whoops, Joel is a micro-manager.

Okay, I’m (Joel) actually 6′ 4″ tall so I’m not exactly micro but I am a micro manager. I know it but I still do it. Check this article out if you are a micro-manager or if you are micro-managed. If you work here at Switchbox accept my apologize. http://www.leadershipcourseware.com/blog/general/7-steps-to-overcome-the-addiction-of-micromanagement/