Social Media and Online Marketing Trends for 2012

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It seems that social networks and the Internet in general have been playing an increasingly important role in our lives. While the online world hasn’t completely displaced our real-world connections, we certainly rely on it as a way to socialize, follow news and events, shop, find information, and otherwise live digitally. As we said in […]

Web Design & Development Trends of 2012

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As web designers and developers, we trust our core design sensibility to create websites around principles of taste and usability. But we also love seeing new ideas and new current website trends. In this post, we’ll run down some of the web design and development trends we found captivating in 2012. 1. Single-Page Websites Navigating […]

Around the Office: YouTube Monetization, Heuristics, Small Business Design, and More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Psi Makes Millions on YouTube Video Daveed was happy to see Korean pop star Psy make more than $8 million from YouTube for his hit song “Gangnam Style”, signaling a change in how pop […]

4 Reasons Design is Crucial for Small Businesses

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People sometimes think design is superfluous to something’s function – like the sprinkles on a cupcake. But when it comes to the mission of a company, great design can help bring to the surface everything that makes your business unique and great at what it does. Whether it’s the product itself, or a logo, flyer, business card, or website, everything employing design helps customers […]

Around the Office: Emailing Iframes, DJ Fees, and Creative 404 Pages

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Iframes and Email Don’t Always Mix Roberto would never send you an iframe in an email message because iframes don’t consistently work in email. Why does this matter? Whether they know it or […]

Around the Office: Internet Freedom in Syria, Windows 8 Gestures, Email Messages that Hit the Mark, and More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. As a believer in Internet freedom and democracy, Daveed was saddened to hear that Syria had essentially blocked its citizens from the Web, an action that many attribute to the authoritarian government’s desire […]