Jacob Smith’s Archive

An Event Apart Day 3 – Instant Recap

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Today’s full-day session (don’t call it a workshop!) was led by Chris Coyier. Chris spent the session building a website. He then used this activity as a framework to discuss … Read More

An Event Apart Day 2 – Instant Recap

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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 … Read More

An Event Apart Day 1 – Instant Recap

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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. Here are some instant insights … Read More

Check Your Website’s Oil in Three Easy Steps

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Just like your car, there’s a lot going on under the hood of your website. And while it may appear to be running smoothly, there could be trouble brewing in the code.

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Podcast: Design by Journey

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On this week’s episode we discuss an article from Smashing Magazine: Mobile First is Just Not Good Enough: Meet Journey-Driven Design. We start the podcast talking about what the term … Read More

Five minutes to a better website

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All it takes is five minutes to make your website more usable. A more usable website means more people completing tasks; buying products, donating, signing up for emails.

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High Performance WordPress

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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. We love … Read More

Podcast: Child Sponsorship Anonymous

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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 … Read More

Podcast: Google Shoots the Moon

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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 … Read More

Are we an Agency or a Technology Partner?

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I was pointed to an interesting article¬†that¬†summed up a discussion based on this prompt: In a time when everything is digital, what is the purpose or role of a specialist … Read More

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