World Series Bound

Congratulations to the Detroit Tigers who are headed to the World Series for the first time since their 1984 Championship (when I was just 4 years old). It’s great to see the team doing well again after near historic lows just a few years ago. It’s good for fans and it’s good for Metro Detroit. I’ll be rooting for them in the World Series.

Good Design = Bad Business?

Does good design really equal bad business? If you spend twenty hours instead of ten hours on a project to get the design right is that bad business? When you spend thirty hours on a project instead of ten hours is that bad business? Where do you draw the line on cost versus quality? I don’t have the answer. It’s really something that is unique to each project and business funding the project. I would love to see any statistics available that compare design quality with sales. If you look at the quality of a car design and how it relates to sales I would bet there is a direct correlation. I wonder if the same is true for web […]

The Colbert Report

I recently contacted The Colbert Report to inquire about availability for a client of ours to be interviewed. This client is running for congress and would have fit perfectly into The Colbert Report “Better Know a District” segment. I had been thinking about contacting their talent producer for days before i actually tried to. I waited to try because i felt it would be really hard to get through to the proper person. When in fact it took me less than 30 minutes to find the right person and send them an e-mail. My procrastination probably cost my client from getting onto the show, because the same day i contacted them they aired the segment “Better Know a Challenger.” This […]

Establishing a Working Relationship

Getting to know a potential business partner in an unfamiliar industry can be a daunting task. For business’ looking to hire a web design or technology fim they are often faced with trying to evaluate the skills of people who essentially speak a foriegn language and perform magic. Intelligent business people are left wondering what the hell programmers are talking about as soon as the try to delve into the details of a web designers skills or the work they did on past projects. Generally, business people won’t have the slightest idea what questions to ask to discern if a potential firm will be able to help. This is of course not their fault, they should not be expected to […]

“Stupidity Has Its Own Rewards”

(via Boing Boing) That’s my Dad’s favorite saying, oft repeated after seeing a particular appalling example of human stupidity. Today I’d like to highlight a prime example of stupidity and weak minds at work that rears its head again and again – book banning. This time it came up in Houston, Texas when Alton Verm, of Conroe tried to get the school board to ban Farenheight 451, a novel by Ray Bradbury (story on the Courier website). The great irony is that Mr. Verm proposed banning a book about book burning during the National Library Association’s Banned Books Week. Banning books is the act of intellectual cowardice. Those who fear the spread of knowledge are relying on a state of […]

It's an Honor to be Nominated

The Henry Ford HealthCore site we launched a few months ago has been nominated for an award, the Troy Chamber of Commerce 2006 Helen eWard for Web Excellence in the eCommerce category. We’re proud to see that the site is being recognized by this organization. There will be a luncheon on Friday, October 13 to honor the finalists and winners. Richard Sheridan of Menlo Innovations will be speaking. He is a bright guy from a great company, and that alone should be worth the price of admission. The luncheon is open to the public. Tieckets are $35 Troy Chamber members / $40 Non-members / $30 per person price for employees of vendor companies. RSVP to 248-641-8151 or theteam@troychamber.com.