Bootcamp: Graphics

Welcome to the first installment of Bootcamp. This series is aimed at covering the basics of web design. In this post I’ll be covering the

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What’s in a Name?

If there is a time to sweat the details. This is it. 10 years ago, simply coming up with a great dot com was all you needed to succeed – but the game has certainly changed.

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Google Analytics Accounts Explained

If you manage more than a few sites – and specifically if you manage sites for others – and you’re using Google Analytics, you’re bound to run into this issue sooner or later. Unfortunately if you’ve setup your accounts the wrong way, Google won’t have a shoulder for you to cry on if you need to move some properties around.

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Look Ma, No Hands – BOA’s Tap & Pay

Bank of America now offers a Contactless Payment device called Tap & Pay aimed at mobile device users. The “Device” is really just an RFID chip – like those found in other smart cards, that allows you to make purchases without physically swiping a card through a terminal. The device is smaller – about 1″ x 2″ – basically the same size as the mini companion cards Bank of America customers may be accustomed to. How well does it work? Read on past the break to find out.

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Simple, Cheap Digital Signage

With the Holiday’s Just around the corner, large televisions are plentiful, and available on the cheap. I’ve seen 32″ Models going for as little as $149 and 42″ models going for as little as $199. Pair it up with an old computer – in my case, an old mac mini – and you’ve got yourself the basic ingredients for a powerful networked digital display for probably less than you’d spend on a couple color vinyl banners or full-color posters.

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The Relevancy of Animated GIFS in the age of YouTube

The entire 15 second clip as a 3G2 Video clip is only 188kb, as an animated GIF, this small part of it is over 600kb. So the question remains why? why did kirk’s fall look so fake? who was he trying to impress? why spend the time to make this an animated GIF? and why did al roker deflect to the weather channel?

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The Gap

This is Ira Glass talking to creative people about getting past The Gap. Every single creative person I’ve talked to about this has said some

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