David Minton's blog

September 11, 2012

Help us test our contest software for a chance to win an amazon.com gift card

It is often said there is no free lunch, though if you are lucky, you may get one, if you can order it from Amazon.com with a $10.00 Amazon.com gift card from Designhammer. Why the prize you may ask? We are testing out PunchTab, an online service billed as the world's first instant loyalty platform. One component of which is online contest management.


June 6, 2012

Three notes on leadership

Today marks the sixty-eighth anniversary of Operation Overlord, the code name for the Allied invasion of Normandy, on June sixth, 1944. The D-Day invasion was successful, and likely shortened the war. Through three notes written on the eve of the invasion, step into the shoes of General Eisenhower, Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force.


January 20, 2012

NCTech4Good Meetup Notes

I had the pleasure of presenting at the January meeting of the NCTech4Good Meetup held at the offices of United Way of the Greater Triangle in Morrisville, NC. The talk covered similarities between Usability, Accessibility, and SEO, a topic I first addressed here in 2009. Since my initial blog post, I assembled a talk, which I have presented at multiple venues, inclusing BarCampRDU, Internet Summit in Raleigh, as well as Wake Technical Community College.


January 19, 2012

Operating a website in the world of SOPA and PIPA

Notable websites including Wired and Wikipedia marked Wednesday as a day of protest against two pieces of proposed legislation currently being considered by the United States Congress. If enacted, these bills, “Stop Online Piracy Act” and “Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011” would force major changes in how website owners managed their online properties and most likely resulting in limits on free speech.


September 6, 2011

Registration opens for new .XXX top-level domain

Starting tomorrow, members of the adult Sponsored Community who are verifiable trademark holders can apply for domains in the latest Top-Level Domain (TLD) .XXX. Back in March, 2011, The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the group that manages top-level domains (e.g. .com, .org and .net) approved the new .XXX TLD.


April 4, 2011

Sustainable business practices

At DesignHammer, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our processes. One of our goals for 2011 is to improve our business in regard to sustainability. While traditionally thought of in terms of environmental impact, sustainability now covers additional areas of business, including how companies treat employees, as well as profitability. To help us achieve our goal, we enrolled in the Green Plus program. Learn how we are attempting to put theory into practice.


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