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Google Domains coming soon?

Google Domains is available as an invite-only beta right now. With no cost for private registrations and what appears to be built-in Gmail for domains integration, this may be a worthy competitor in an already very crowded market.   If you want to check it out, request an invite code.

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Shoebox Web 101

5 tools every web developer should know about

Check DNS records with MX Toolbox Contrary to the name, you can actually look up all types of DNS (A, MX, CNAME, etc) records with mxtoolbox.com. Just prefix the domain name with the type of entry you’re looking for. Replace “domain.com” with your own search: a:domain.com mx:domain.com dns:domain.com etc… It’s part of our standard toolkit […]

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A Web Developer’s Toolkit

I’ve been running Gaslamp Media for over 5 years now. During that time, we’ve grown from a 2 person partnership to a firm with 7 full-time employees and growing. We’ve experimented with all sorts of software and hardware to help us run our business. Operations will always be a work in progress. These may not […]

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Generate htaccess password (htpasswd) from the command line

When a website is in development, it’s a good idea to password protect the root directory from public access: It prevents unauthorized users from accessing the site It prevents it from being indexed in search engines It prevents other bots (spammers) from attacking your development site There are plenty of online tools to generate the […]

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Photo Video Fun Booths by Godfather Films

Photo Video Fun Booths – http://www.photovideofunbooth.com We put together a mini-site for Godfather Films to help promote their photo and video booths services. Since the website didn’t have very much content, it was a perfect use case for one page website.

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10 ways Real Estate is using Google Apps for Business

1: Create a folder on Google Drive of property information sheets and share them with the world Using Google Drive; create a folder. ¬†Share the folder to the web. ¬†See How Use Google Docs to create your information sheets and save them in the folder.See How Now, create a link on your website to the […]

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Design Shoebox

Photoshop Etiquette

PhotoshopEtiquette.com has a list of excellent Photoshop tips for design and dealing with files. It’s also a great example of single page web design. With project managers, design, and developers all working together in our office, these tips are indispensible for our workflow and saves a ton of headaches.

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Rapportive – Our favorite GMail plugin!

Our friends at Futurity Cloud Services posted a great video demonstrating Rapportive. “Why is this our favorite plugin?  The short answer is that it is probably the most useful tool we have ever experienced AND it has fundamentaly changed the way we interact with our customers, both old and new.  We love Rapportive, and you […]

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Sage Executive Group

Sage Executive Group recently hosted a CEO Leadership Forum, featuring Brent Gleeson, Co-Founder & Chief Marketing of Officer Internet Marketing Inc, and Jeff Campbell, Vice Chairman of The Chairmen’s Roundtable and former CEO of Burger King. As the design sponsor, we provided design services for their logo, business cards, and website design. We also produced […]