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So Michigan, just what is a StoneIG?
It's ironic. Our firm's name was originally created to be exceedingly simple to spell and say. Not the case...
How a Web Design Goes Straight to Hell
We stumbled across this little ditty on the degradation of client web designs. Made us laugh out loud. Not because it's true or anything... take a looksee.
Joomla K2: New Content Component
Joomlaworks released its first version of K2, a content construction component that can turn your site into a news/magazine site. A whole new line of features compliments a variety of sites...
12 WordPress CMS Plugins
Onextrapixel.com has a great article breaking down WordPress as a web development platform. It includes a list of 12 popular CMS plugins and a design gallery of sites using WordPress, from photography to ecommerce to a creative agency, even an online high-end jewelry store. The article also brings up some important points you might want to consider before using WordPress as a CMS solution, as well as a list of great reasons to use WordPress.
Color Theory for Designers: The Meaning of Color
This article from Cameron Chapman of SmashingMagazine.com explains the theory behind the different color families, with examples & analysis of how these colors are used on different website designs. Summarized below, colors are categorized by Warm, Cool and Neutrals, with subcategories by specific colors. Not just for web designers, color theory can be used by clients to determine their own branding and message they aim to send through their online presence.
Creative 404 Pages
Few things are as frustrating as not being able to find a web page you are looking for. You're cruising along when all of a sudden you click a bad link, or your finger slips and you type 'r' instead of 't', or you know you got it right and your page has inexplicably disappeared - hey, we've all been there. Yes, when that moment comes and you are met with the standard "Page Not Found" message it's more than a little annoying.
But sometimes it's not so bad...
I’m kind of a big deal: 10 Things You Can Do This Month to Create Links and Traffic To Your Site
While Rachel Kuptz, who really is a big deal (@girlydrinks) wrote this a while back, the advice she gives is sound and still accurate today. While we miss her here at Stone IG we do know the wisdom of her online marketing passion. This was original posted October 2008. I'm posting it again today as a refresher...
Content Management Systems: Custom VS Open Source
I was asked the other day to walk a potential client through The Stone Content Management System which is based on a very popular open source CMS (Content Management System). If you are not sure what a CMS is, it is a tool that allows non-technical people to update the content, add/delete pages, add/delete images and many more things on their website through a user-friendly administrator tool...
Bigger Isn’t Always Better
Have you ever received an email with a super long link in it, but when you click on it, it sends you to a page not found? Try turning your link into a TinyURL. TinyURL.com is a web service that provides short aliases for redirection of long URLs. Kevin Gilbertson, a web developer, launched the service in January 2002 so that...