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F8: Doing Business with Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg gives a keynote address the F8 developer conference.

This past week, Facebook held its annual F8 Developers Conference in San Jose, California. While social media is generally seen as a way to interact with friends and family, this year's F8 focused heavily on helping businesses better engage their audiences through better connectivity. Some emerging tools reminded me of things other platforms are doing [...]

Does Your Business Really Need a Blog?

woman working on computer

We meet a lot of different people in our line of work, who run a variety of businesses and organizations. But one question almost all of them have asked us is: “Do we really need a blog?” In my opinion, yes. Having a blog provides a lot of benefits for your business. In fact, if [...]

Spotlight: Candid Carpet

With the spring cleaning season underway, local carpet cleaners Candid Carpet came to us for a website refresher. Like many of our clients, they knew it was time for an update, and wanted a clean, modern look for their business. After chatting with them for a bit, we introduced them to our newest project: Front [...]

What ThirdSide is Doing to Protect Your Privacy

closeup of security padlock on website

Even if you’re not a “news” person, you have probably been made aware of the recent decision in Congress to allow internet service providers (ISPs) to snoop your online life. In effect, your privacy is now up for sale. Every action or activity you perform on the internet is now freely accessible for use by [...]

Why Do You Have a Website?

Have you ever asked yourself the question, "Why do I have a website?" Have you ever really thought about the answers? Is there even more than one answer? (Probably.) For us here at ThirdSide, the main answer is pretty obvious: we build websites, so we kind of need one of our own. Duh. It's like, [...]

Facebook Improves Their Small Business Pages

If you’re a small business with a Facebook page, you may have noticed a change to the layout of that page. Facebook began experimenting with a new design in June and has been rolling it out a little bit at a time over the past few weeks. Some accounts see the new design and some [...]

Spotlight: Riggs Beer Co.

In May of last year I received a phone call from a new prospect. "My brother, our wives, and I are opening a microbrewery and we need a logo. We've seen your work and love it. When can we meet?" From there we embarked on the most unique branding design project we've encountered to date. [...]

Going To Work with No Pants

Six years ago, I was laid off from my second good job in 24 months. Both jobs had shown promise and both had allowed me to work with small businesses–a passion of mine for a long time. After spending a year looking for the "perfect" job, I realized that it would only exist if I created [...]

Service, or Scam?

If you have your own website, chances are you've received something in the mail reminding you to renew your domain name before it expires. People generally react to these notices in one of the following ways: "Is this actually something I have to worry about?" "I already paid for my web hosting, so I'm good. [...]

RIP Instagram Logo

RIP Instagram Logo

Yesterday Instagram came out with an update of its logo and branding, and not surprisingly, people either love it or hate it. Personally, I think it's far less interesting, and strays too far away from the "hipster" vibe they started with in favor of following the bigger trend of simplified design concepts. It’s trying to [...]

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