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Evolution of Online Presence

James Woods - Thursday, January 22, 2015
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It's been somewhat strange seeing all the evolution of technology during my lifetime.

When I was young, cell phone minutes were a precious commodity, and texting didn't even exist. I distinctly remember someone bragging that they had a few songs on their computer because, "How could I ever use all this hard drive space?" Pictures (if any) took an eternity to load on a website, and you had to make sure no one used the phone. You had to look up businesses in a phonebook, or ask someone if they know a guy.

Those days are long gone.

Now we have information at our fingertips, and it's only getting more accessible, and more plentiful. Now almost everyone has an online presence. From Xanga, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and so on. Even businesses have Google+ pages, Yelp accounts.

Employers often "Google" their potential hires, and screen out unwanted applicants. Potential customers will read online reviews for local businesses and over 70%1 trust them as much as someone telling them about the business in person.

This much is clear, the internet, and technology are here to stay. Everyone must adapt, or they will be left behind.

Good Working Music

James Woods - Friday, October 25, 2013

Music While Working

There is nothing quite like a good playlist to get you going while you're at work. Music just seems to make you work faster and better. That is, the right kind of music. Here at Red Palm we seem to fluctuate all over the place with musical tastes, with artists like Deadmau5, Lindsey Stirling; all the way to Pink Floyd, Nirvana, and Jake Hamilton. Needless to say music makes all this designing, web developing, and working with each other a much better experience.

music for web design and web development

Music for Designing

I like to stick to electronica for our design work. The steady beats, and flowing synthesizers seem to evoke more creativity from the brain. Albums like For Lack of a Better Name, by Deadmau5; and the Divergent Spectrum mixtape, by Bassnectar (which is a free EP available here) are some of my favorites when we are getting into the creative zone.

Music for Web Development

For coding websites, rock, dubstep, and drum 'n bass music seem to work best. The high energy of these kinds of songs help fingers to fly across the keyboard and get things done. Some of my top picks are producers like Nero, Zeds Dead, and the Adventure Club; bands like The Dead Weather, A Skylit Drive, Emery, and Led Zeppelin.

It's Up to You

At the end of the day, it's all up to you! What ar eyour picks for designing or developing? Maybe we will pick up some great new tracks, and discover some new bands. Tweet us a few of your favorites @RedPalmStudios.

SEO, & Web Design: The Practice

James Woods - Monday, June 11, 2012

It seems to be that web designers, and search engine optimization professionals are almost like doctors and lawyers. We all research and research the important, and new things in our field to better serve our clients. Both doctors and lawyers both have a “practice” and I think that it's almost as appropriate to say the same with web design and search engine optimization.

Why is Web Design & SEO a Practice?

Because the field is changing as rapidly as the technology behind it. Things like high-speed internet, faster computers, and better code have driven web design forward by leaps and bounds in recent years.

Search engine optimization is an even more recent development. People are just now realizing how important it is to be not only online, but also to be found on a search engine. With new algorithms being developed by Google to better filter search results, search engine optimization professionals must change their methods to keep up, or suffer the consequences.

So that is why web design and search engine optimization are like a doctor's “practice.” The rules are constantly changing, and we keep working hard to learn the new things.

Cool Pure CSS Buttons

James Woods - Tuesday, May 29, 2012

While I was browsing Smashing Magazine's website, I discovered this cool article with a download to some awesome CSS buttons.


The great thing about these buttons is that they are pure css! No images at all! Even the icons, and sprites are coded.

This was achieved with the clever use of a vector font face, pseudo-elements, and css styles. The buttons are fully customizable, and scalable to whatever size you may need. All image free.

These buttons are available for free at the developer's website.

New Website Technology At Red Palm Studios

James Woods - Wednesday, May 23, 2012

This is an exciting time at Red Palm Studios. We are in the midst of a busy work season, and we continuing to grow our knowledge of websites, and web design.

The field of website design is constantly changing, with newer coding available like CSS3, and jquery, there are more and more features that can be added to the websites we design.

We always work hard to keep the websites we design and develop on the forefront of available technology.

Give us a call at: 817.691.8990 for your website needs.

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