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Achieving World Class Customer Care Part 2
Achieving World Class Customer Care Part 2

Effectively communicating and interacting with your clients is essential in any type of customer care situation. When interacting with your clients always remember to shake hands, make eye contact, and use age-appropriate greetings. Maintaining eye contact is...

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Achieving World Class Customer Care Part 1
Achieving World Class Customer Care Part 1

In today's fast paced world customers need access to information in a timely and efficient manner more than they ever have before. Speed is a priority, but giving your customers world class customer service should never take a back seat. Providing customer service can...

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Make the Most of Meetings
Make the Most of Meetings

Almost every morning, roughly around eleven, the Matcha Design team gathers together for a meeting which we fondly refer to as “regroup”. Our regroups usually consist of some light chit-chat, followed by an overview of what we finished the previous day and what we...

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Color – More Than Meets the Eye
Color – More Than Meets the Eye

With Independence day right around the corner, there is a bevy of patriotic items strewn throughout the stores in our country. The red, white, and blue color scheme plays a key role during the month of July. You can find this combination in a variety of forms from...

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The Marketing Potential of Instagram Video
The Marketing Potential of Instagram Video

Have you ever scrolled through your Instagram feed, looked at a filtered photo, and thought, “I wish this was a movie”? Well, your wish has finally come true. On Thursday, June 20th, Instagram announced its new update featuring its fifteen second video capabilities...

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How to Stay Inspired
How to Stay Inspired

One of the many challenges I often face is finding a good source of inspiration. I have wasted many hours away simply staring at the wall or a blank piece of paper trying to conjure a good idea. In some instances, the rare flicker of inspiration withers away before I...

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Branding Social Media
Branding Social Media

Nowadays, you can find a Facebook fan page, Twitter, etc. for just about anything. This especially applies to many businesses. The world of social media has boomed within the past decade and companies have taken notice. As they began to delve into the world of social...

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Client Horror Stories – Finding The Good In The Bad
Client Horror Stories – Finding The Good In The Bad

Last week, I hastily bought ink for my printer in a rush to copy some important documents on my home computer. Later, I unfortunately found the ink cartridge box and packaging had already been opened! I did not notice at the time of purchase that a previous person had...

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Watch Now: The bART Spring Concert Video
Watch Now: The bART Spring Concert Video

Students at The bART Center for Music performed beautifully in May at the Spring Concert. We were pleased to attend and be a part of the concert video production. Kudos to all the students, faculty and staff for your hard work and dedication. 

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5 Steps to Create a Custom WordPress Theme

5 Steps to Create a Custom WordPress Theme

WordPress is a very popular blog management system, and with good reason. It's a well-documented and easy-to-use blog platform with thousands of plugins and themes, and best of all, it's free. But if you want your blog to stand out from the other over 60 million...

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5 Tips on Custom Web Fonts

5 Tips on Custom Web Fonts

It's been a while since web designers were truly forced to use a small collection of fonts in order to have a fairly consistent experience, but too few designers have taken advantage of the numerous ways to provide custom fonts to their users. With that in mind, here...

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5 Simply Cool jQuery Functions Unveiled

5 Simply Cool jQuery Functions Unveiled

jQuery is used by innumerable developers worldwide, and for good reason - it's an excellent way of increasing the productivity of your JavaScript development. As such, I've decided to outline a few of its most useful functions. Each heading also links to the...

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5 Useful (and Free) Tools for Web Developers

5 Useful (and Free) Tools for Web Developers

In addition to understanding the languages and best practices, knowing what external tools are available is important for a developer. These are a few tools of which every web developer should be aware. They won't all apply to every project, but they should certainly...

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5 Reasons to Use HTML5 Semantic Tags

5 Reasons to Use HTML5 Semantic Tags

The header, section, footer, and nav tags, along with several others, serve purely semantic purposes. Traditionally, the div tag most often served to divide up the page into its constituent parts. Like the div tag, these content-describing tags should visually be...

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5 Simple On-Page SEO Techniques

5 Simple On-Page SEO Techniques

Search Engine Optimization can largely be broken down into two areas of effort – on-page and off-page. On-page SEO refers to the content of the individual HTML files that make up your site, and off-page SEO refers to external efforts, such as links to your pages from...

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5 Tips For Converting to HTML5

5 Tips For Converting to HTML5

There are lots of new features in HTML5, but some elements from HTML4 have been changed or removed. So here are a few tips for changes you might need to make if you're upgrading. 1. The CENTER tag The center tag was deprecated in HTML4/XHTML, and not allowed in XHTML...

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5 Ways to Speed Up Your Website

5 Ways to Speed Up Your Website

If I go to the homepage of a website on a computer with a fast connection, and after 5 seconds there are still large pieces of the page missing, something's wrong. So in the interest of making the internet a better place for all, especially those without...

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The Competition is Heating Up Between Google and Microsoft

The Competition is Heating Up Between Google and Microsoft

We did a review on Windows Live Skydrive in October. One of the main features Microsoft offers is the ability to create, edit and store Office docs for free online via the browser. It also allows you to view the documents on your web-enabled mobile phone. As some of...

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5 Cool Features of CSS3

5 Cool Features of CSS3

Like HTML5, CSS3 is currently in draft form, and has varied support across the major browsers. All of the major browsers are at least developing support for the existing CSS3 properties, however. CSS3 goes hand-in-hand with HTML5 to make pages simpler by reducing...

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