June 2013

Google Launches Local Search Results Carousel
By Katie Kosaya Google users and the local businesses in the US are already noticing the new Carousel design for the Google local search results. The Carousel makes online browsing a more visual experience, it works especially well with the...
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Five WordPress Plugins We Love
By Benjamin Robinson We build many sites in WordPress. Plugins are little third-party WordPress applications that can provide a quick and inexpensive way to solve problems and provide complex functionality without incurring the cost of custom programming. While it can...
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Are those QR codes effective, or not?
Go ahead, scan. We bet you'll skip it. QR codes, those scrambled-egg bar codes that appear on advertisements or packaging for smart phone users to scan and see a web page, are getting the heave-ho by many marketers. As they...
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5 Steps to Get Started with Social Media
by Katie Kosaya Social media for small businesses is mainly about building brand awareness and encouraging engagement with leads and customers, but it should have a direct impact on your bottom line, too. Social media presence can help you achieve...
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Whoooo was that feathered visitor?
We like our human visitors, but they generally can't match the cuteness factor of this baby great horned owl that came by our office yesterday. One of our editors, Billie Jean, came across this little fellow after it fell or...
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Getting started with WordPress: An intro
by Benjamin Robinson While we design custom websites from scratch, we're very big advocates of the industry trend that is putting website content management in the hands of the website owners with easy to use, non-technical tools. One of our...
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Getting Started with WordPress: Posts & Pages
by Benjamin Robinson If you missed it, make sure you check out the Introduction post. There are two primary content building blocks in Wordpress: Posts & Pages. Understanding the difference between how they're intended to be used will help you...
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Summer Sandpoint Magazine stirs it up
Our new Summer 2013 Sandpoint Magazine hit the street on May 16, and feedback has been very positive. Our cover story on wolves kicked off a robust Facebook argument about the reintroduction of these apex predators in the Northwest -...
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So young, yet so old (in Internet years)
Here's a bit of interesting lore (for the Internet-minded): a copy of one of the very first web pages, used as a demo at a computing conference in 1991 about a year after the initial introduction of hypertext markup language...
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