Two Easy Steps to Help Avoid Identity Theft on Social Networking Sites

Are you one of the people who have recently become concerned about identity theft as a result of social networking websites? The likes of MySpace and Facebook leave users particularly vulnerable to fraud and other types of identity theft, especially if you have added personal details (such as your full name and date of birth) to your profile page. These details can easily be seen by anyone with access to your profile. Unless you have specifically set your profile to remain private, even people who Read More >>

Make the Season Bright!

Each year, we receive Christmas and holiday cards from our clients and associates. And each year, we spend days trying to figure out what we should send them: Chocolate? Cards? Stuffed raccoons? (We opted for the first two.) Now, we could have taken the easy route and gone all-Hallmark on them, but we’re a classier bunch: we decided instead to hand-make our Christmas cards this year, since nothing warms the holiday spirit like generic gold foil holly, acorns, and glossy lettering on a navy background. Read More >>

The Email Standards Project

It’s about time. Literally. After a few years doing email marketing — a year of which was spent in the trenches at an email marketing service provider — I’ve spent a lot of time trying to get HTML emails to render properly in all of the different email clients. Every time I code an email template, it has to be tested in up to 19 different email clients. That’s right — nineteen. Don’t believe me? Here’s a list: AOL 9 AOL Webmail Apple Mail Comcast Webmail Earthlink Webmail Entourage Gmail Lotus Read More >>

Q & A with Student Sam

We get a lot of email here at OW HQ1, nothing special, just the garden–variety sort: super deals on pharmaceuticals, link exchange offers from Indian data companies, opportunities to transfer large sums of money to our account from deposed Nigerian dictators — you know, the usual. Sometimes we even receive requests for design services. Every so often, though, we get one of the really rare emails: a chance to pass on our wisdom to the next generation. In this case, a budding local designer sought Read More >>

What the Heck is 850kg of Gold Dust Worth Anyways?

Ok, I’ve seen many a spam letter but I’ve yet to see one that breaks out and asks for a phone number, address, and my license number for God’s sakes! Just popped open my email this evening to find this lovely bit of garbage… “Good Day, I am writting this letter with due respect and heartful of tears since we have not known or met ourselves previously. I am asking for your assistance after getting your contact from a reliable source.I want to find out if it’s possible for you to Read More >>