Archive for March 2010

Constant Contact vs. VerticalResponse vs. MailChimp

Email marketing is a very affordable way to promote your business online. There are many online companies that provide this type a service. I had run-ins with many of the but the following 3 really stood out: Constant Contact VerticalResponse MailChimp As an owner of a small business myself, I understand that there are many…

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Evaluate your website in 50 questions

I was doing some late night research (what else is new?) and came across a very useful post by Carsten Cumbrowski, born in Germany, now living in California, specializing in website development and internet marketing. This is a great overall check list that you should review prior to designing a website, and then again, prior…

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Welcome to our blog

Welcome to DIF Design’s official blog. The blog went live today, March 22, 2010, but we have been trying to create some useful content to post for last few weeks. Our blog is going to be a place where you can come to and see what’s been going on with us. Once is a while…

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DIF Design, GreenSpringfield and PeoplesBank in the news

As some of you may know, I have started a green initiative called GreenSpringfield. GreenSpringfield is an organization designed to connect business professionals and offer networking opportunities to stimulate environmental business development and economic growth in Western Massachusetts. Together with John Judge, City of Springfield’s Chief Development Officer, we developed a GreenSeal initiative to foster…

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Internet Explorer 9

As we all know, Microsoft released their “new” operating system in November 2009, called Windows 7. Well, Microsoft has also been working very hard on trying to enrich not only the desktop experience, but also the online experience of their users. Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) browser took the back burner spot with the release of…

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Quantity vs. Quality

Quantity vs. Quality?! Both are very important, but which one should take the first place in social media and networking? I was talking to a client a few weeks ago about their Facebook Fan Page, and the words that came out of their mouth were, “Facebook is about friends, not friendships”. This statement has stuck…

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25 years of .com

25 years ago, today, the Internet received its first .com registration, when the Symbolics Computer Company registered Symbolics.com. To this day, there has been close to 84,000,000 .com domains registered. Over 500,000 domains are still being registered monthly. These numbers are crazy compered to the number of domains registered the first year – only 6…

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Twitter releases location tracking

Twitter releases their location tracking capability. Now, you can turn the “location” on and your followers will be able to see your location. With little bit of work with Twitter API and Google Maps API you can visually represent your Twitter location on Google Maps. Pretty awesome functionality, not so sure about people’s privacy though.

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Exis game’s website by Rogue Planet Games is launched!

We are very proud to announce the launch of the Exis game website. Exis is a game that is currently being developed by an up and coming game developer, Rogue Planet Games. The client approached us to take over his website design after having issues with tow other design firms. His requests, coupled with the…

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