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Step on Up to the Content Saloon (Highlights) July 10, 2013 | by Russ Fee

We recently attended Content Saloon, a Social Media event in Calgary that highlighted some prominent businesses and individuals in social media. @YYCFoodTrucks, @Enbridge and @CalgaryTransit came representing the businesses, while @dansgoodside, @mandystobo, and @codyincalgary spoke for the individuals. The main event was a fire-side chat between writer/comedian @kellyoxford (one of Calgary’s latest and greatest exports) and Continue Reading »

How Long Does it Take to Build a Website? June 5, 2013 | by Russ Fee

The question “how long does it take to build a website?” is one of those inquiries that web folk get uncomfortable answering. Because it’s such a loaded question, there’s enough variables in play that it’s almost impossible to nail down an overly accurate answer. If I give you a short time frame I risk not Continue Reading »

Write Like Nobody is Reading (Especially if they Aren’t) May 6, 2013 | by Russ Fee

Finding an audience online can be an arduous task, but one of my favourite suggestions is to write like nobody is reading. I often talk with people who are either new to social media or own a budding business and the conversation invariably ends up at something along the lines of “why would I say Continue Reading »

I Heart YYC February 28, 2013 | by Kevin Brennan

The design community in Calgary is amazing. I’ve heard stories about the petty nature of design communities in other cities, but I have nothing but love for the community here in Calgary. I Heart YYC is a great example of why. I’ve used Twitter to meet great designers in Calgary or used Dribbble to be introduced, to the Continue Reading »

We Love Rdio February 27, 2013 | by Russ Fee

Very few services have surpassed our expectations over the last year more than Rdio. When the idea of subscription based music first came about I was immediately hesitant, but within a day of using Rdio I knew they had my attention for as long as they were in business. At its core, Rdio is a Continue Reading »

Drobo Wants to Solve Your Space Problems February 26, 2013 | by Russ Fee

Your hard drive is going to die one day. It’s a sad state of affairs, but with the complexity of parts in todays products, we aren’t going to see too many computer related tools that last more than a handful of years. The problem is that we are placing more things of extreme importance on Continue Reading »

Some Love for SmugMug February 25, 2013 | by Russ Fee

I’ve always enjoyed photography and take personal pride in keeping my pictures backed up and safe. I’m a bit of a doomsday prepper when it comes to my digital files. When somebody proudly announces that they’ve backed up their photos to an external drive (which you should all do at least), I’m the creepy one Continue Reading » February 24, 2013 | by Kevin Brennan

Not sure if you could tell, but I have some fairly geeky interests. Comics, video games, toys and cartoons are just a few of things that continue to keep my attention. The combination of great art, design and storytelling keep the kid in me interested in things that I probably should have grown out of Continue Reading »