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New Ad Ventures website design coming soon!

Apr 20, 2011 | by Karen Skeens, Ad Ventures’ Creative Director and Cyber Visionary

We’re redesigning our website – same branding and messaging with a new 2011 trend forward design! Here’s a peek at the home page. You can also check out our new look and feel at our Facebook page. Screen shot of … Continue reading

Best Fonts From Google’s Font Library

Feb 21, 2011 | by Karen Skeens, Ad Ventures’ Creative Director and Cyber Visionary

Google’s font library has grown rapidly since it started with just a handful of fonts. The library encompasses over 80 fonts from every genre – handwritten to serif, script to monospaced. These fonts are available to use for free on … Continue reading

Using a Font Embedding Service

Feb 17, 2011 | by Karen Skeens, Ad Ventures’ Creative Director and Cyber Visionary

With CSS3 support coming to all browsers, the newest web service to hit the internet is font embedding. Sites like TypeKit, FontSpring, WebINK, and even Google allow you to embed custom fonts into your website with just a few lines … Continue reading

Bing. Gotta love you.

Feb 11, 2011 | by Karen Skeens, Ad Ventures’ Creative Director and Cyber Visionary

Bing, Bing, Bing. Gotta love you because you are my laptop’s default browser. And I loved you even more when I saw that our company website recently arose to position #1 in the Bing local listings for a very competitive … Continue reading

King County Emergency Preparedness Website
Gets a Flood of Positive Reviews

Feb 08, 2011 | by Karen Skeens, Ad Ventures’ Creative Director and Cyber Visionary

Three big screens showcase the new “3Way3Day” King County Disaster Preparedness website during a roll-out presentation, demonstrated by Karen Skeens, Creative Director of Ad Ventures. The audience included emergency disaster preparedness committee members from American Red Cross, Puget Sound Energy, … Continue reading

Google is a wonderful thing

Jan 12, 2011 | by Karen Skeens, Ad Ventures’ Creative Director and Cyber Visionary

People use Google to find things, but use Google to help your hard-working, highly valued employee be found? Yes, that’s what you do when you know how to work the search engines, and you know it’s time for your employee … Continue reading

Browser Trends – Nov 2010

Jan 09, 2011 | by Karen Skeens, Ad Ventures’ Creative Director and Cyber Visionary

The following data points were gathered from 4 different sources, using North America or US statistics where available. They were then averaged together for the final row. Internet Explorer 9 (Beta) Internet Explorer 8 Internet Explorer 7 Internet Explorer 6 … Continue reading

New Versions of Internet Explorer and Firefox

Jan 07, 2011 | by Karen Skeens, Ad Ventures’ Creative Director and Cyber Visionary

With 2 new major browser versions to be released in the next couple of months, it’s time to start looking seriously at CSS3 and HTML5 features which will soon be available to a majority of web users. While Firefox has … Continue reading

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