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Around the Office: iPhone Tracking, Millennial Online Shopping Habits, Sliders, and SEO for Developers

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 is always impressed with a great website image slider. This happened when he visited the Seattle’s Streetcar website and saw a slide on the homepage with a nice “Ken Burns” effect (a technique director Ken Burns uses where the camera pans and zooms in and out on still images). The Streetcar site uses the…

Around the Office: Opening the Curtain of Online Privacy, 3D Printing, and Vanishing Facebook Likes

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. Brent and Daveed are excited for the possibilities of a 3D-printing revolution now that the price of this technology – which has been around for years – has fallen. This will have huge creative potential for printing out original designs and products, and inevitable legal hassles over counterfeit products created using 3D printers. Still, it…

Teaching and Learning WordPress at the WordCamp Happiness Bar

Helping people people out at the WordCamp Toronto Happiness Bar turned out to be really fun. And we learned a bunch of new things too! One of the great things about the WordPress community is how we’re all able to learn and grow together. Some of the people I talked with included a high-school teacher whose students use WordPress to create sites for clubs and year book; a designer who wanted to know the best way to structure the menus…

Kobayashi Online’s WordCamp Ticket Giveaway Ends

We had a tremendous number of entries in our WordCamp Toronto ticket contest, and we’d like to thank everyone who took the time to enter. The contest closed on Monday, and the following winners were randomly drawn and notified by email: Neil G. Lynn J. Leonard S. Catherine G. Colleen C. Mara S. The contest had been originally for five tickets. As a Silver Sponsor, however, Kobayashi Online was given a number of tickets, and we had one left over after our…

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…

Prepare for WordCamp Toronto with Our Guide

Planning on coming to WordCamp Toronto? A great attitude and a willingness to learn will go a long way. But there are also some other things to bring that will make your time more enjoyable. To find out how to be prepared by reading our guest blog post on the WordCamp Toronto website.

WordCamp Toronto Ticket Giveaway from Kobayashi Online

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…