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Great Web Design Is Like Planning a Theme Park: Part 1

Post by: Paul Gibson

It may seem like an odd comparison, but when you think about it, planning a theme park and planning the design of a website have a lot in common.

I came to this realization the last time my family and I visited Walt Disney World®. Like many business owners, I’m a big fan of processes, planning, and organization (although you might think differently if you could see my desk).

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Popular Web Design Features: Event Calendar for Websites

Post by: Paul Gibson

One of the most common web design features our clients ask for is an easy way to include event calendars on their websites. There are a several great plugins available to WordPress users that make it a breeze to add and manage an events calendar.

There are some features that are available in almost every event calendar plugin out there, but if you have specific needs, it's best to do some research in advance about which features are available with which plugin. Often, you may not realize a key component is missing until it’s too late and you’re knee-deep in customization.

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Our 5 Favorite Online Subscription Services for 2015

Post by: Paul Gibson

Online subscriptions services are all the rage, and nearly everyone in our office subscribes to at least one. The range of things we get is pretty astounding—everything from food to clothes, beauty products, and toys. Whether you subscribe to save time or just enjoy sampling new products, it's hard to deny the appeal of a box of goodies in your mailbox.

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6 Google Chrome Extensions for Marketers

Post by: Paul Gibson

Google Chrome is by far my favorite browser. There are tons of tools built in that make my life as a designer and developer easier, but things really start to get interesting when you add plugins.

Plugins for Google Chrome extend the base functionality of the browser to add new features and capabilities, which can greatly improve your efficiency and efficacy as a member of a marketing team.

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Why Corporate Websites Are Like Getting Socks for Christmas

Post by: Paul Gibson

Nothing beats the joy of waking up on Christmas morning and running to the Christmas tree to see what Saint Nick has brought you.

And nothing can suck that joy away faster than picking up a soft, crinkly, poorly wrapped cylindrical package with your name on it. Socks. Santa hates you. It’s like he didn’t want to bother going to get the coal, so he just grabbed socks instead.

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5 Examples of Excellent Parallax Web Design

Post by: Paul Gibson

My father-in-law was an avid collector of Native American artifacts. Once, he and I were looking at some items from his collection and I noticed an exceptionally well-crafted atlatl weight. It had been painstakingly polished and had an unusual, intricate shape. The stone the crafter had chosen had beautiful veining.

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