September 28th, 2009

Partners With Parents Tutoring Service Launches New Site

Slicksurface recently launched a new website for Partners With Parents Tutoring Service, located in New York City. This site was a particularly interesting project for a number of reasons.

Jesse Gerber, co-founder of Partners With Parents is a neighbor and good friend. He was initially resistant to a redesign partly due to the cost of the redesign and implementation and partly due to a certain level of fear of how a new website might change the nature of his business.  The focus of his fear was the possibility of an overwhelming number of inquiries without the necessary support or conversion to real customers. After much conversation, we began the redesign process over the summer. Read the rest of this entry »

June 4th, 2009

Clients Who Try To Cut Down The Price

One of the things I learned many years ago was that if a client balks at the price, they're a problem client. There are exceptions, of course, but some clients do this routinely - they're the ones I'm talking about. IMHO, those clients are almost never profitable. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30th, 2009

How Can Yahoo!’s Spam Filter Be THIS Bad?

Please explain to me how it is that Yahoo! can't figure out that the following e-mail messages are spam... It boggles my mind...

Example 1:

From: Jasmine Carter <> (was this sent from Yahoo! mail? Wouldn't the user hve a bad history?)

Subject: PrettybtP0rn0qshotswz NkLwEcPfjuBSvtYzMh

Body:!}TrKbR3ineUtLzxINIU PJBgeXVHxUdnRToTQMqagL Read the rest of this entry »

December 4th, 2008

Changing the look of your page for mobile devices and printing

Your site may look great on screen, but have you thought about what it looks like when it's printed or what it looks like when a mobile device accesses it? Take a moment and print a page from your site - you might be surprised with what comes out of the printer. Read the rest of this entry »

November 20th, 2008

Use Apache’s .htaccess To Accomplish Cool And Useful Tasks

One of the reasons why Apache is such a popular web server is because it's almost infinitely expandable and flexible. There are some incredibly powerful things you can do with Apache's config settings, and .htaccess is the most common way to modify those settings. Read the rest of this entry »