Internet Explorer 8 Review

Microsoft has released Internet Explorer 8, which is currently recommended as a voluntary upgrade. With bad results especially in corporate environments of forced upgrades, they’ve made upgrading a choice, which I applaud. The new browser has it share of pluses and minuses. Here are some of the things I’ve found and what I’ve done about them.
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You Can’t Get It ‘Cause You’ve Already Got It

On our first day of business, the co-founder, Ruth Anne Wood, was already underway on an exciting adventure with a client and friend Stash Sarifin.  They co-authored a book called "You Can't Get It 'Cause You've Already Got It," now available on Amazon.com.

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Service or Speed, which is more important?

This has been the week of discussions about shipping providers. In fact, taking a solid look at providers seems to be on everyone’s mind these days. Shipping plays a particular importance in a business, because the shipper acts as an extensions of their business and can make them look bad or good depending on the quality and speed involved.
Update:
You have to watch this movie, because it drives home the point.
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Understanding Processes Key to Long Term Success

GEMWorX LogoYesterday, Mark Talaba and I had a great conversation about processes and the long term success of businesses. While I mostly focus on how things relate to each other like Shopping Cart→Items, it is extremely important to understand the process. It is the process that is key to a successful relationship with customers and with the overall success of a business.
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CMS Made Simple

Content is the life of a website. I had a conversation today with a business owner who is struggling with his content management system and the restrictions it puts on him. Another person that was talking to a buddy of mine mentioned they didn’t like how Wordpress.com and Blogger.com restricted what they could do with their blog. Every system allows for a certain level of flexibility, beyond that you have to customize. Starting with a open source content management system can help.
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Apps that are Spankin’ Good

I had a conversation earlier today with a designer and we were noticing how so many designs are copied. Everyone wants to be like the leaders in their particular market segment. Here is a list of web applications that are so Spankin’ Good that everyone wants to copy them.
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Top 3 Public Video Sharing Vendors

One of my friends asked me to review various options for embedding video into a website. In this brief article I will review the major embedded video providers like YouTube, Vimeo, and ReVVer and how you can use them with to enhance your website or application. Read more