2006 in review, because everyone is doing it.

2006 For Fun Finally broke down and bought a nice German car. Went skiing in Park City, Utah with the family, friends, and Nicole. Saw Tenacious D. Went up north a few times. For Work Worked on three real estate development projects. Worked with over 15 new clients Moved into my office in downtown Ann […]

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Social Media Optimization (SMO) – a Rundown

99% of all advertising sales pitches occurring at this very moment are ranting about the need to produce an ad that is “viral.” Viral marketing has become one of the most over used buzz words in the advertising and marketing industries. The concept is simple, create an advertisement/marketing strategy that is unique and creative and […]

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Semantic Tags you may have Forgotten

Ensuring that your HTML code is semantic is extremely important. Between HTML’s ongoing shift towards XML, accessibility, and SEO coding in a way that describes the content is essential. Look at microformats where semantic code allows plug-ins and applications to extract data/content from a website and use it in other applications (such as address books, […]

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About my redesign, just incase anyone cares

I am still working out all the bugs (and there are quite a few), but I think functionally and in form this design works much better than my previous one. Hopefully I will like it long enough to keep it around, but I am not going to hold my breath. Type my man, Type I […]

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Web Design Review – Phaziz.com

Earlier last week, Phaziz was submitted through my CSS Gallery, and I am glad it was. This is a perfect example of “less can be more.” Now I hesitate to definitively say “less is more” because in some cases “more is more.” That is to say you can get so simplistic that it takes away […]

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Microsoft Redesigns – Lessons on Marketing, Usability, and Code.

As many people probably have noticed by now, Microsoft has redesigned their homepage. It is a huge step from the previous table based design, which had more space but was horribly cluttered. Constructive Criticism Quick to criticize the Microsoft crew, many have shook their head at how the HTML has 4 validation errors, the css […]

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New features coming –

Being swamped on projects for work, I have been unable to post anything really cool lately. However I do have a lot planned for the blog. Expect some of these to be implemented soon: Nice Design bookmarks – powered by delicious, so it will be updated every time I bookmark a design I like. Design […]

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Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce Year Ender

While many cities have a Chamber of Commerce to help insulate and improve the local business market, I have always gotten the feeling that the Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce was an extra good fortune for those who choose Ann Arbor as their business home. Last week I attended my first Chamber of Commerce year […]

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Goodbye Camera, Hello Bitterness

My Camera was stolen out of my office. No forced entry, nothing else was taken… just a quick snatch and grab apparently. Needless to say my faith in people has dropped significantly.

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Truth is stranger than fiction

While I keep most of my posting related to the web or business, what happened to me this last week was to obscure to forgo sharing. Thursday night I hoped into my car, turned the key, and jumped on the freeway directed across the state to visit Nicole in the lovely BFE portion of Michigan […]

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