12 Years a Slave: Perspective is Everything

Is it possible to feel overwhelming empathy for an experience you’ve never had? 12 Years a Slave is the harrowing account of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was captured and sold into slavery in the 1840’s.  Solomon’s narrative ­— and the stories of those with whom he travels — unfolds through bravura performances, […]

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Are Infographics Effective? Your Brain says “Yes”

Everyone loves a good infographic. Complex information translated into a visually compelling, easily digestible little information snack? Hard to top. So are infographics effective? Yes. But those informative little eye candies often take a deceptive amount of time, effort, and expense to create. Why make an infographic when you could simply use a bulleted list and/or […]

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A Smarter Workflow: Designing in the Browser

In the early days of web design, when sites were beginning to show visual appeal (as opposed to the former stark white page, or horribly tiling background and blue and purple links), Adobe Photoshop was designers’ software of choice. The Workflow of Yore The workflow for web design generally looked something like this: The designer […]

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Website 101: How to Register a Domain

Many non-web professionals are still slightly mystified by all of the parts and pieces that go into getting a website up and running. To complete a basic website launch, you need three elements: A domain (ie. yourwebsitename.com), which is your address on the web A host where your site will live The actual site itself, […]

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glassCanopy Profile: Music in the Office

Last week, I was playing a most excellent cover of “Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down.” As it was playing, Jess overheard and asked, “Hey, is that Led Zeppelin?” To which I replied, “No, it’s by…Robert Plant.” She called Melanie over, told her what I said, and they both laughed and laughed. We spend a […]

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