Archive for October, 2009
If you don’t know about 37signals and their products, you should. They were founded in 1999 (same year as us) as a Web design firm by Jason Fried, Carlos Segura, and Ernest Kim in Chicago. They focused on powerful usability strategies and their original web site was a source of inspiration for our work and many others around the world. After several years as a very successful design firm, their focus shifted to several web apps.
Today, they produce four great web apps and have published two books (with one more on the way in March called REWORK). We have used their longest running app, Basecamp, to manage our business for almost 5 years. It is an online project management system that is so easy to use it’s crazy. We love it and as we said in the case study, don’t know how we would operate without it.
Other products they offer include Highrise (a great way to track contacts, set follow-ups and assign tasks), Backpack (organize your business and share calendar with a team), and Campfire (a great group chat app).
We have been long time fans of the folks at 37signals and it’s an honor to be featured on their product blog.
If you are a looking for a better way to keep track of your business — look no further than the products from 37signals.
With the popularity of Youtube and social networking, video is here to stay on the web and will only get bigger. Users internet connections are faster and download speed is no longer as much of a concern as it once was.
Youtube and similar public options can be a great way to share video in a social and “viral” way. But what if you want to post something exclusively to your web site, with your companies branding, and without links to other youtube videos?
We now offer an incredible video solution for sites that want to host one video or multiple videos. It can event be customized to include your logo and is customizable in many ways.
Check out the new video from the Jacksonville Symphony that we have integrated into their web site here: http://www.jaxsymphony.org/channel4.php
Here is an example of how it appears embedded in a page. We would love to answer any questions you have about video on your web site and how it can help connect to current and new customers. Contact us today with any questions.
This past Thursday, we were fortunate to sponsor the 2009 BNI Business Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. This is a photo from the event. Design Extensions owner, Jay Owen, spoke to over 250 BNI members about the importance of their brand and quality web design. It was great to be involved with the BNI group and meet so many local business owners.
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