2011 Social Media Resolutions

As 2010 comes to a close it’s only natural to reflect upon the past year and plan for the next 12 months. Many people will make resolutions to watch their diet, exercise more, pick up a new hobby and the like. What about resolutions for your professional life?

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December 21, 2010
Digital Marketing

Responsive Design

Apps are the Future of Web Content, and not just with Phones

I am usually not one to get out my crystal ball and predict things. Not seriously, anyway. But very rarely something will hit me (“very rarely” here meaning “once”) that make so much profound sense that it’s like an epiphany. It’s like I’m given an actual vision of the future.

December 08, 2010
Web Development, Web Strategy, User Experience Design

Responsive Design

A Little Feedback Goes a Long Way: How Small Things Make Huge Impacts in Usability

I have to admit, the active state of links and buttons and whatnot was not something I was interested in setting until recently. For many years I didn’t even give this state a second thought, as the people I learned that from didn’t use it very much, either. What was most important was what “Cool Thing” the links or buttons did on hover.

Never mind that buttons on things in real life don’t change color, or dance around, when you hover your finger over them.

November 29, 2010
User Experience Design

Digital Marketing

Is Your Blog the Most Important Part of Your Website?

We all know just how critical web presence is for a company and their brand. But which section or page of a website in the most important?

November 15, 2010
Digital Marketing

Responsive Design

Interactive Design Without Flash? Yes We Can!

Remember the good ol’ days of the early 2000s? A few years after Macromedia acquired Flash (originally named FutureSplash) suddenly it was all the rage.

November 04, 2010
User Experience Design

Sitecore Blog

Roundedcube Contributes to Sitecore's Best Practices Blog

Roundedcube’s CEO and President, Marco Tana, along with other Roundedcube team members, Aaron Branson, Vice President of Marketing and Operations, and Benjamin Vidal, Vice President of Technology, have been invited to contribute to Sitecore’s Best Practices Blog.

November 04, 2010
Sitecore

Responsive Design

A Few Things to Consider When Redesigning Your Website

So, it’s time for a redesign… reskin, refresh, overhaul. However you choose to say it, it’s time to give your website a significant update to get it back in line with your organization’s changing objectives and competitive landscape.

October 29, 2010
User Experience Design

Windows Live Spaces Moving to Wordpress

Windows Live Spaces Moving to WordPress?

You may have heard this already, especially if you’re a Windows Live blogger, Windows Live is “upgrading” it’s blog service using WordPress. How convenient?

October 26, 2010
Web Development

Sitecore Blog

Sitecore for President (well for Government Sites)

Roundedcube will be featuring Sitecore at the National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW) to be held in St. Louis, MO from Sept. 22 – 24. We’re definitely excited for being part of the show because I think we definitely got something to show. One of the highlights will be our work for the City of Ogden, UT which was released last year.

September 22, 2010
Sitecore

Sitecore Blog

Customize the Sitecore System Tray

The Sitecore Desktop is just like Windows, it’s customizable. Not a lot have utilized it because there’s not much about on how to do so except for typical user-specifics such as wallpaper, desktop shortcuts, etc. Here is one thing you can do to the system tray.

September 21, 2010
Sitecore

Sitecore Blog

Dynamic Sitecore Desktop

I was playing around with Sitecore and I saw John West’s way of randomizing the desktop wallpaper. He uses a logging in pipeline processor that essentially updates the Wallpaper property of the user. It’s pretty cool….so I get to thinking…let me try to make it more dynamic.

September 17, 2010
Sitecore

Sitecore Blog

Sitecore to Support MVC...What Do You Think?

When I first saw that Sitecore is going to support the MVC architecture in a future release, I wasn’t sure exactly what that means. I have some experience with MVC. I know about ASP.NET’s implementation and also the S#arp Architecture that improves upon Microsoft’s version.

September 14, 2010
Sitecore

Social Media

Geo-location Provides Badges and Tests User Privacy

A Conversation Between Two Social Media Nerds

Shane and I have been randomly discussing geo-location during meetings and while eating our lunch for months now. We gently argue back and forth about how fun it is, how silly it is and how safe it is. Shane is adamant about becoming the mayor of a local Mexican food joint. I on the other hand know that no one is interested in where I eat lunch or get my coffee.

August 25, 2010
Digital Marketing

Sitecore Blog

Tackling Fallback Fields and Values in Sitecore

I recently had the opportunity to fight with …. Err … learn about globalization within Sitecore. If you don’t know what Globalization is within Sitecore, then you are reading the right article, because your knowledge on the subject is the same as mine was when I first started working with it. I almost viewed it as the scary monster under my bed, about to tear my feet off the moment the light goes out.

August 12, 2010
Sitecore, Web Development

Sitecore Blog

What does Sitecore v6.3 Really Mean?

So it used to be called the TwinPeaks release if you follow the Sitecore Roadmap but exactly what does it bring to the table?

August 03, 2010
Sitecore

Sitecore Blog

Sorting Sitecore Items in .NET

Have you ever asked yourself what’s the fastest (or easiest) way to sort a list of item that you retrieve using SelectItems or something similar?

August 02, 2010
Sitecore

Social Media

US Airways Held a Trivia Contest on Twitter

US Airways ran a trivia contest on Twitter yesterday to celebrate their #1 ranking in May for on-time performance, baggage handling and customer satisfaction. Personally, I was excited to participate because they were giving away three $300 US Airways gift cards and well, I like to travel.

July 20, 2010
Digital Marketing

Social Media

The World Cup's Affect on Social Media

Breaking news has always been a part of social media. The Egyptian arrest of American James Karl Buck in April of 2008 was the story that introduced me to Twitter. I learned of George Steinbrenner's passing this very morning from a friend's status update on Facebook.

July 13, 2010
Digital Marketing

Sitecore Blog

Developing with Sitecore Foundry 3 - Tips for Success

Let me preface this post by saying that Roundedcube has a lot of Sitecore CMS implementations under our belt (we've actually lost count I think), but in the last year and a half we've been involved with a couple Sitecore Foundry implementations. We quickly realized that while the two products share a common foundation, developing a solution with Sitecore Foundry is a different beast than with Sitecore CMS. My hope is to share some of the most significant differences we've encountered to help you overcome the same issues in your solution development.

June 24, 2010
Sitecore, Web Development

Roundedcube Company News

New Client Relationships - Roundedcube's Focus on Associations

Roundedcube is proud to announce two recent client engagements - both in the Non-Profit/Associations market. Roundedcube already has a strong portfolio of work with associations, particularly in terms of Sitecore CMS- and Sitecore Foundry-based projects.

June 24, 2010
Company News

Selecting a Web Content Management

Key Features to Evaluate When Selecting a Web Content Management System

In the last 8+ years of designing and developing WCM (or CMS, choose your favorite acronym) -based websites, we at Roundedcube have seen an evolving theme of key features to evaluate to make the best choice for your organization.

May 27, 2010
Web Strategy, Web Development

Sitecore Blog

Are You Digitally Intimate with Your Customers?

When Sitecore CEO, Michael Seiffert made his way up to the podium at the beginning of Dreamcore 2010 he set the tone of the entire engagement by focusing conferences-goers attention on the concept of "digital intimacy." The term had a great ring to it and I began wondering if this was a Sitecore original or something they had picked up elsewhere.  

May 03, 2010
Sitecore, Digital Marketing

Sitecore Blog

WCM, CMS, OMS - How Do You Categorize Sitecore Now?

Well, it’s Tuesday morning and I’ve had the weekend to let all of the great information and ideas from Dreamcore 2010, held in Boston, soak in. Marco Tana (President and CEO), Benjamin Vidal (VP, Technology), Shane Freeman (Manager of Client/Partner Engagements) and I (VP, Operations/Marketing) saw some great new products and features that are now available or will soon be.

April 27, 2010
Sitecore, Web Strategy

Sitecore Blog

Quick Dreamcore Shout Out

I’d like to quickly thank everyone from Sitecore for putting up a great inaugural annual event, Dreamcore. You can ask Sitecore and they’ll tell you that I’ve been waiting for this. Even though it was only a couple of days, it was enough to get excited again about the prospect of Sitecore and the world of CMS.

April 26, 2010
Sitecore

Social Media

Now Serving Cuber #16 ... Cuber #16 ...

As the new Marketing Communications Specialist at Roundedcube, one of my roles is to launch the company full fledged into the land of Social Media. Engage in online conversations that are happening in our industry. Translation: learn the unique attributes of our company and our industry and get right to work!

April 16, 2010
Digital Marketing

Web Development

Roundedcube is Second in U.S. to Become an Umbraco Certified Solution Provider

We're proud to announce that Roundedcube is officially a "Certified Solution Provider" for Umbraco - an open source CMS based on Microsoft's ASP.NET.

January 29, 2010
Web Development, Company News

Roundedcube Company News

Roundedcube Donates Web Strategy, Design, Development Services to Independence Center

Interactive agency, Roundedcube, Inc., will provide Independence Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, with web strategy, design and development services.

January 28, 2010
Company News

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