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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Freshening Up

Things have certainly been busy here, so we apologize for the long delay since the last post. Here are how things are going from our end:

4 Out of 5 Stars
We're really excited that BuiltWith.com has given us 4 out of 5 stars for Technology and Site Optimization. Of course, having a standards-compliant website that plays nice with search engines doesn't guarantee visitors, but it does go a long way to ensure that our site is accessible from a multitude of different browsers and computer/monitor configurations.

Q1 Results
We finished Q1 2008 about 7% short of our revenue target. However we were able to put enough pennies in our piggy bank to write our bottom line number in black. It's pretty scary out there these days for most businesses, however we've been lucky to have steady work so far this year. We just hope we didn't jinx ourselves by saying that...

New Look
We've been looking long and hard at our analytics reports over the last few months, and the picture hasn't been great. Upon closer inspection we realized that we were putting our visitors to sleep with our rather lengthy and text-heavy homepage. So, we've reorganized our top landing page and restated our purpose to more accurately and more concisely state what it is that we do. We've also changed some other things here and there throughout the site, but it's hardly worth mentioning. You'll just have to check out the whole thing for yourself!

What We're Up To...
We're still toiling away with a rather large client, and it has been quite a lot of fun. We began working with the firm in December, and although initially we were assigned some web development projects, we've recently begun to geek out on object-oriented ActionScript code for their Flash-based content. It's really an exciting time for us, and we're thrilled to be kept on the ride.

(Sort of) New Year's Resolution
April 1 used to be the start of the New Year, so by our logic it's not too late for a resolution. Although we're busy with clients (and hope to stay that way), we're resolving to keep our site (and this blog, specifically) more up-to-date going forward. For those who read it, that is hopefully good news.

So, until next time...