How To: 30 New Twitter Followers Every Day

How To: 30 New Twitter Followers Every Day

The long, uphill march.  That’s often how I view the process of growing our social media presence and audience.  It’s not a pleasant experience, and often feels like you’re talking to no one! The world of social media is full of ‘experts’ offering their advice and strategies for growth.  And to be honest, most of […]

Finally, the Blog Redesign I’ve Waited a Year For

Finally, the Blog Redesign I’ve Waited a Year For

Almost exactly one year ago, our founding team was brimming with excitement and optimism for the future of our company.  We were excited to get building. We immediately set about planning our application’s functionality.  When we were satisfied with the blueprints, we found ourselves in the awful position that many startups experience. We needed help branding. […]

7 Things to Know Before Using the New Getty Image Embeds

7 Things to Know Before Using the New Getty Image Embeds

Grandpa Getty If the internet had a grumpy neighbor known for yelling “GET OFF MY LAWN” then Getty Images would be that neighbor. For years, Getty has been known for their endless lawsuits (bordering on legal extortion) served to small bloggers, website owners, small businesses, and others who unwittingly or intentionally infringed on their image […]

UI/UX Shoutout: Gestural Navigation with Pinterest

UI/UX Shoutout: Gestural Navigation with Pinterest

Our startup is in the middle of developing our very first iPhone app.  A new development stack, a new set of usability conventions, and a new design paradigm.  We’re very excited for the opportunities going mobile will bring. All my design projects are touched by a deep obsession with user experience and interface design, so […]

StumbleUpon Traffic – Worth it?  Or Worthless?

StumbleUpon Traffic – Worth it? Or Worthless?

This week our startup was testing out a new promotion – spearheaded by our new interns. In an effort to boost exposure and reach, I started exploring paid promotion options.  Nearly everyone is familiar with Facebook promoted posts and PPC ads via Google Adwords.  We have had limited success with FB, and currently don’t make enough per […]

Where to find copyright-free photos for my blog

Where to find copyright-free photos for my blog

“Finding photos is hard.” Finding photos is actually easy.  Finding photos you’re allowed to use is hard.  And by “allowed to use” I am of course referring to copyright law. We have all felt the temptation to save time and pull photos off Google Image Search.  What you may not know, however, is that doing so […]