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Faviconography

By on Aug 4, 2008 in Brand and Identity Design, Web Design, Web Engineering

What are favicons? Why should you use them? How do you make them? Where do they go? What is the meaning of life? Read on, as I gamely tackle these vexing questions. Well, the last one I can answer now. It is of course, forty two.

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Print Your Website In 5 Easy Steps

By on Aug 3, 2008 in Web Design, Web Engineering

Learn how Loud Dog uses Print Style Sheets to make sure our websites look as good on paper as they do on the screen.

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What is "Good" Code?

By on Jun 5, 2008 in Web Design, Web Engineering

We recently had a conversation at the office, which amounted to posing and attempting to answer the question, “what’s the best way to show our clients the value we offer with our client side coding expertise”? Using the web, we decided, is an experience that’s become exponentially familiar as we all rely upon it more and more, yet everything that happens behind the scenes, is for most people effectively still quite a mystery.

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What is “Good” Code?

By on in Web Design, Web Engineering

We recently had a conversation at the office, which amounted to posing and attempting to answer the question, “what’s the best way to show our clients the value we offer with our client side coding expertise”? Using the web, we decided, is an experience that’s become exponentially familiar as we all rely upon it more and more, yet everything that happens behind the scenes, is for most people effectively still quite a mystery.

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Loud Dog Engineering Deliverables

By on May 19, 2008 in Web Engineering

As part of almost every web-related project, we write code. Here’s a brief description of the different types of standard deliverables we frequently use in our process.

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Create Maintainable Code with a CSS Styleguide

By on Mar 20, 2008 in Web Engineering

Haphazardly written code is difficult to read and maintain, while using a consistent style contributes to readability, reducing long-term maintenance costs.

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Microsoft Listens

By on Mar 5, 2008 in Web Design, Web Engineering

Last month, I wrote a post effectively skewering Microsoft over their decision to make their forthcoming Internet Explorer 8 browser render websites by default as if it were the non-compliant IE7 and forcing developers to add extra markup to their sites to tell IE8 to render in standards mode.

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Taking care of old URLs after a redesign

By on Feb 27, 2008 in Web Design, Web Engineering

A website redesign can leave you with nightmares of broken links. Learn how to sleep easy and keep your visitors happy.

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Running To Stand Still

By on Feb 5, 2008 in Web Design, Web Engineering

The following post was originally written early in February 2008, but was never “posted” on our website because we were in the middle of a re-redesign. I’m posting it now as a kind of back story to my other post today and as evidence of the speed at which things can move in this crazy, mixed up world wide internets!

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E-mail recommendations for startups and small companies.

By on Nov 4, 2007 in Business Strategy, Web Engineering

Entrepreneurs occasionally ask me about **e-mail best practices**, both informally and during the course of our website projects. Since I started Loud Dog in 2001, I’ve had the opportunity to get a broad overview what works and what doesn’t, both observationally and through experience dealing with our own internal e-mail, and I’ll try to share what I’ve learned here.

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