Archive for August, 2009


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Aug

Meconi’s Italian Subs

POSTED August 27th, 2009 by James in Web Sites, Work | No Comments »

Meconi’s Italian Subs is an Olympia, WA staple since 1986. The company came to Say This, Say That looking to redesign their web site, in addition to make it easily to update and feature an online store.

We decided to continue using the companies Italian color scheme for the general look of the web site, but wanted to make it a little more subtle. In redesigning the web site, we wanted to implement more photography in the site, something that was missing before the redesign.

Using the online store, people can now order Meconi’s branded merchandise, in addition to gift cards to be used at one of its locations. The site also features a clean, organized menu in addition to a catering menu.

The new web site really helps bring out the features of what makes Meconi’s a great local establishment. Say This, Say That is happy to help continue local businesses grow in their endeavors.

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27

Aug

“Pages On Top” WordPress Plugin

POSTED August 27th, 2009 by Micah in Web Design, Web Development | 1 Comment »

We use WordPress as a CMS, and not every site we make has a blog integrated into it. Those who are familiar with the admin interface of WordPress 2.8 know that the first menu item on the left is “Posts” and I wanted to change that to “Pages” so that it would make more sense for the clients who don’t have any posts. Thankfully this is actually really easy to do in WordPress 2.8 and above, so I created a simple plugin that does just that, it’s called Pages On Top. Here’s what it does:

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04

Aug

Abstractions Gallery

POSTED August 4th, 2009 by James in Business Cards, Print, Work | No Comments »

Abstractions Gallery of Fine Art came to Say This Say That to develop some branding their storefront. The gallery showcases a variety of mediums, from traditional paintings, to glass and wood sculpture.

We wanted to showcase the vastness of work on display in an organized fashion while directing people to the store’s web site.

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03

Aug

Good alternatives to YouTube?

POSTED August 3rd, 2009 by James in Social Media | No Comments »

UK designer Karl Bata has taken the time to create a page that showcases the latest and greatest of what the web has to offer, streaming video.  The web site, which is located here (http://kareltests.co.uk/) takes a look at the different options you have when it comes to uploading a video to the web.

There are many pros and cons to each streaming site.  They include video lengths, resolution, distribution, copyright information, thumbnails, HD embedding, revenue sharing and many more things. From a developer standpoint, there are also other factors to look into when choosing an online video streaming service.  Will your embedded video be W3C compatible?  Does the embedded layout also look good?  Many of these questions are answerered in the guide.

Joel Williams of Blog Tech guy has also taken the time to create a quick cheat-sheet when it comes to selecting an online video sharing service.  You can check out his guide here.

As the trend of online video streaming continues to grow, more services will continue to push the bounds of this technology as we move more into digital distribution.  If you are a professional in this medium, it is always nice to take the time to find which service will work best for you.  I myself, personally, would stick to using Vimeo or YouTube.  I find them both to be user-friendly, and provide a wide audience of viewers to check out your work.

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