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An Event Apart Day 2 - Instant Recap

Jacob Smith in Web Design  

Today I feel like the dummies in this photo; poised to be destroyed by the test detonation of an atomic device. An Event Apart remains mind blowing. My overall takeaway is this: the internet changes at such a rapid pace that we could revisit just about everything we've done in the past six weeks[...]

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An Event Apart Day 1 - Instant Recap

Jacob Smith in Web Design  

As I sit in a sun-drenched corner, recharging my borderline introvert batteries, my head is swimming a bit. That's the sign of a good conference.

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Check Your Website's Oil in Three Easy Steps

Jacob Smith in Technology  

Nothing sours the joy of a website launch more than handing the client the maintenance contract. Websites take maintenance. It's not fun, but it must be done.

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Podcast: Design by Journey

Jacob Smith in Podcast, Web Design  

On this week's episode we discuss an article from Smashing Magazine: Mobile First is Just Not Good Enough: Meet Journey-Driven Design.

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Five minutes to a better website

Jacob Smith in usability, Web Design  

One of the most respected books on website usability was written by Steve Krug. It's called Don't Make Me Think.

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High Performance WordPress

Jacob Smith in Technology, Web Design  

Warning: This post is of the very geeky type. We are sharing it because we have greatly benefited from the community around WordPress and want to give back.

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Podcast: Child Sponsorship Anonymous

Jacob Smith in News & Notes, Podcast  

This week we discuss an article from the New York Times about child sponsorship. The author of the article tracked down a sponsored child for a man in Australia. While the child's community had seen benefit, the child and his family weren't aware that someone half-a-world away had been sending[...]

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Podcast: Google Shoots the Moon

Jacob Smith in Alphabet, Google, innovation, News & Notes, Podcast  

For our first podcast we discuss Alphabet's (Google's parent company) recent earning report. Their moonshot projects (innovation initiatives) lost $859 million last quarter, compared to $660 million in the same quarter of 2015.

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Are we an Agency or a Technology Partner?

Jacob Smith in Technology  

I was pointed to an interesting article that summed up a discussion based on this prompt:

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