The Importance of a Cover Letter

So in our quest to find “The Best Web Designer in Town” we’ve come across many a cover letter, some awesome, others…not so awesome. Below are some snippets of my favorites. If you’re one of them, don’t worry, the names are hidden to protect the innocent and the guilty. Now my purpose for this post is to enlighten possible employee prospects, for us or elsewhere, as to what a great cover letter consists of (in my mind). We did mention that we wanted folks to send us the “world’s Read More >>

Dealing With Design Theft

It happens. Today, when pretty much everything is digital and even your six-year-old cousin has easy access to the necessary tools, intellectual property infringement is a fairly common occurrence. We’ve all heard countless tales of RIAA lawsuits, stolen logos, and family photos being used on national television and in advertising campaigns without permission. Since we launched our site redesign in late November, we’ve gotten a ginormous amount of traffic. People seemed to like our site Read More >>

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 >>

If It Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is

We were approached in June about doing what would have been our largest project to date. We should have just declined when we heard the words "social networking" and "non-disclosure agreement" in the same sentence because those meetings typically don’t turn into anything, but this was a referral from a friend of ours, so we felt obligated to hear these guys out. They had a good concept, seemed to know what they were talking about, and appeared to have some resources. One of them, known hereafter Read More >>

Save Money by Paying Online

Not long ago, I saw a shared image on Facebook which listed all the basic things we should do in order to keep our lives simple. We already know these—but need to be reminded sometimes of how simple life really is. While gathering all the reporting info and documents my accountant requested for last year’s taxes, I thought about that image. The simplicity of the words written in this short, sweet post rang true to me (as it had with the other 2.4K “likes”). As the paper gathering Read More >>