YELP can help your small business

Over the past year, we have seen a lot of San Diego based businesses increase their web traffic through Yelp. Businesses that can gain positive Yelp reviews from active users will see an increase in their business. The question is, are you a Yelper? If not, you should be. One of the great changes that…

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Remembering Steve Jobs

One of the true innovaters of our time, Steve Jobs, has passed away at age 56. The former CEO of Apple has helped pioneer products such as the Macintosh, iMac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad among other software and hardware innovations. One of my favorite quotes about design comes from Jobs who said: “Design is not…

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Video of the Week: A Magical Sky

In a scene that looks like it is from Never Never Land, this video shows 11,000 lanterns being released into the sky in┬áPoznan, Poland. The lanterns were released on June 21, 2011 in celebration of the start of summer on the longest day of the year. The illuminated sky happened near the Warta River and…

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Jaw Dropping Iceberg Photos

In San Diego we don’t see a lot of icebergs, but as web designers we are always looking for inspiration and the beauty of other talented designers and photographer’s work. Today I came across Camille Seaman’s TED Talk on photographing icebergs. Throughout her career Camille has witnessed some amazing footage that she shares passion to…

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Thinking About Data Collection in Internet Marketing

It is scary to think about the online footprint we leave and the ability that both companies and individuals can access. Purchase behavior, search queries, click behavior, and more. As an internet marketing firm in San Diego, we recommend, install, and analyze web metrics tools like Google Analytics to understand how websites are performing. The…

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Tech Review :: Google Chromebook

6/7/11 – Google is finally rolling out their long hyped Chromebook which CPD was fortunate to get our hands on as early testers. The lightweight laptop boots up in 8 seconds and runs only the Chrome web browser with a number of browser apps availble including chat, docs, etc. The laptop supports 1 USB port…

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Google Places Not Totally Trustworthy

Google Places information can not be trusted. We write a lot about Google on this blog and most of it is great. We love their search and fast changing service offerings. To be fair, we want to point out how poor Google Places is and how frustrating it can be to work with. For those…

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Tech Review :: Flipboard

5/31/11 – If you own an IPad and only have one App, I recommend it to be Flipboard. It aggregates social media and popular web content into a fun and easy to use ‘e-book’. Taking your friends Twtitter and Facebook posts, images, and videos, Flipboard puts them together for you in a digital magazine. Flipboard…

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Picture Of The Day :: Illusions Of Arabia

This photo has been circling the web for some time now. You have to study it closely to understand its beauty… The white lines are the camels while the black figures are the shadows. Do you see it now? Amazing right. Camels walking in a heard have never looked so amazing.┬áThis picture was taken by…

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5 Websites Providing Design Inspiration

Web Designers are always looking for ideas and inspiration from other developers. I very often get into our San Diego based office at CPD and start my day by surfing the web to find awesome websites to pull ideas from. Whether the sites are built in WordPress, Joomla, static HTML/CSS or other platforms does not…

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