Archive for March, 2010

 

Carbon Dioxide

March 17th, 2010

By this point, everyone knows that carbon dioxide has some impact on the global climate. There are arguments about the degree, but the scientific data is pretty conclusive: carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will lead to increased temperatures around the world, which will, in turn, lead to a variety of ecological catastrophes. According to the […]

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Replacements for fossil fuels

March 16th, 2010

The traditional method of getting energy has been, since the 19th century or so, to burn it. Every energy generation method developed during the Industrial Revolution has relied on burning something to get power, and then moving that power where it was needed. In the very early days of the Industrial Revolution, the goal of […]

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From the ground up

March 15th, 2010

Another problem facing humanity due to its dependency on fossil fuels is how important petroleum is to everything we do. We use oil and its derivatives in every facet of our industry, from power generation and manufacturing to medicine and agriculture. The last Green Revolution was actually agricultural, when a huge increase in the amount […]

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It isn’t easy being green

March 12th, 2010

There’s been a lot of talk about green energy lately, with the development of a ‘green industry’ being part of the various economic initiatives in the United States and elsewhere in the First World. Indeed, ‘green’ is a term being tossed around a lot, so much in fact that the word’s actual meaning is being […]

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Add a favicon to your site

March 11th, 2010

When you browse the web, you may notice that in your tabs next to the site names are small graphical icons. These so-called favicons add a professional finish to a website, and help visitors keep track of sites visually. Although you might think it would be difficult, it’s actually quite simple to add a favicon.ico […]

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Facebook Advertising: The Holy Grail of Targeted Online Marketing?

March 10th, 2010

With 400-million active users ranging from 25 to 85, CEO Mark Zuckerberg, featured on the cover of this month’s Fast Company magazine, insinuates that Facebook is just getting started. According to Fast Company, Facebook handles more than 30 billion page views per month, is the 6th most trafficked site in the US, and is growing […]

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Social Media makes sense

March 9th, 2010

New media is the latest buzz word and entails all facets of online marketing including social media marketing. Between Twitter and Facebook, everyone has caught the social networking bug. If you aren’t on board with social media, you might as well turn back the clock to 2000. As 2010 launches forward with new media strategies, […]

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Out with HTML tables and in with CSS

March 8th, 2010

There was a time, many “Internet years” ago, when most websites were designed using HTML tables to give structure to the layout. This made it easier to achieve the desired placement of page elements; but the result was very cluttered page code. Not only was this a development and maintenance nightmare, but it wasn’t very […]

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Ten Valuable Tips for Good Web Site Design

March 5th, 2010

Companies spend a lot of time, effort, and money to develop and publish a web site that it hopes will be helpful to the site’s targeted audience. The Internet has become ingrained in the business world as an irreplaceable tool to do company research, find product information, look up contact information, find directions to the […]

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Five Ways to Monetize Parked Domains and Websites

March 4th, 2010

Online marketing is all about trends and opportunities. Almost every veteran internet marketer has sweated their missed domain purchases — passing ideas that could have been turned into million-dollar branded domain names. Alongside domain stress is the annoyance of missing major online trends — ultra-profitable marketing products that are now too saturated or harshly regulated […]

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