Notes & Ideas

Agencies and Big Data

We couldn't agree more. "Marketers need to seriously invest in owning more of the technology and data stack themselves, and that goes for agencies, too. Add value not just on the creative side, but on the data side. It's time for agencies to become tech experts." Read...

Mobile First: Why It Matters

As sites age and the web advances, the desire to take an old website and make it responsive can seem very appealing. For simpler sites this might be a good hold over until budget becomes available to do a new website. For larger sites though this can summed up with...

Gmail and Responsive Email Design

All email newsletter builders rejoice! GMail is finally getting much needed improvements to it’s ability to recognize and support responsive CSS and accessibility markup. Ask any email newsletter designer and builder how they feel about GMail on phones and their face...

Skills for 2017

At the start of every year comes the common question, what are the top skills and professions to go into. In 2017, there is no doubt technology and the supporting services around it, are king. Over the past two decades of work in the field of making websites, we can...

Inclusive Advertising

From the very first day Craig and I planned out what CRIANA would be about at it's core, we both strongly felt business can do good, while making a living. Advertising/Marketing in particular can encourage you to buy without making you feel less of yourself. Kudos to...

Girls Who Code

Diana LeRoi-Schmidt (Designer/Developer) did an awesome job moderating the Girls Who code event in Ridgefield. All the professionals who spoke did a great job lifting the apprehensions many girls feel about entering male-dominated fields. Truly motivational....

PayPal’s New Money

The ads were certainly interesting this #SuperBowl50. 1. Our cars are where we get be ourselves and define ourselves. 2. We've got some weird medical issues. 3. Our finances are screwed up, but there's a few who aren't and well they're...

A New Year – Full of Gratitude

We've been very busy the past few months working on numerous projects that have spanned a wide variety of goals. • Non-profit Sites • Smaller Community Sites • Templated Scalable Sites • Private Network Sites • Brochure Sites and more... We've seen the worst that can...

Vacation Discoveries XO

There’s no substitute for a “real” Starbucks barista, but when you’re in remote areas (like the Maine Coast) this is a close second. Super simple, super great! We were vacationing in Maine with friends, started throwing these ingredients together and discovered an...