Author: Brent Kobayashi

Around the Office: Preparing for WordCamp Toronto, Text-Only Art Text Books, and QR Code Generators

Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. David will be going to WordCamp Toronto with a fully charged phone and some favourite apps for events to help make the most of it. He also put together a list of other things to bring to WordCamp Toronto such as business cards, a plan, an elevator pitch, and questions.We’re all really excited to be…

Mobile Apps to Use at WordCamp Toronto

WordCamp Toronto, the “unconference” on everything WordPress, is coming up and we want to help prepare you to get the most out of it as possible. In this post, we’ll go through a few different iPhone and Android mobile apps that you can use to record observations, connect with other attendees, schedule your time and navigate your way through WordCamp. So, before WordCamp (September 29-30, 2012) arrives, be sure to load these apps on your phone and head into the…

WordCamp Toronto Ticket Giveaway from Kobayashi Online

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We’re giving away five tickets to WordCamp Toronto, the city’s annual “unconference” on everything to do with the WordPress platform. Enter the contest here: http://ow.ly/dGMiA. For those of you who don’t know, WordCamp is a relaxed event where people of all levels can learn about how to create great online experiences – even if you’re new to WordPress. We like it so much, we’re silver sponsors and will be volunteering our time answering WordPress questions at the Happiness Bar. Just…

Around the Office: Designing for Retina Displays, Star Trek Doodles, and Blogging Tips

Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Daveed, a sci-fi fan and developer (in that order), was excited relive some classic Star Trek episodes in a Google Doodle. In this interactive tribute to the original series, which premiered 46 years ago, Capt. Kirk (or in this case the letter “O”) is beamed down to a planet, fights a reptilian Gorn, and defeats…

5 Digital Marketing Takeaways from WordCamp Montreal 2012

We’re really fortunate to be able to share and learn from our peers about the WordPress platform’s latest developments and techniques. We recently attended WordCamp Montreal, one of the many local “un-conferences” on everything to do with WordPress. At a WordCamp, advice typically ranges from beginner information to highly technical and specific aspects of the popular website content management system. It’s also a great place to meet people involved in Web development, design and content. In this blog post, we review five of the interesting…

Around the Office: Suspicious Facebook Holdouts, Walkman’s Social Sharing Runaround, and the Trouble with Tablet Magazines

Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Daveed remembers a time when only a small number of people were willing to open their personal information up to the online world. Now it seems that not having a Facebook account is a red flag that could associate you to antisocial behaviour, or worse. And while it seems reasonable to allow people the freedom…

Around the Office: Styling with Iconbench, Community Building with Brickstarter, and Creating Mobile-Friendly Email Newsletters

Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Always on the lookout for ways to improve design, Eva discovered Iconbench, an online platform that lets you style, select and download icons for use on your website, application or project. This way you can get the perfect styled icons with just the right drop shadow, gradient, and too many other parameters to mention. Pull…