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Fly Discs Launches Design Your Own Custom Disc Golf Disc

FlyDiscs.com has recently launched a new website using the MyStyle Platform to enable customers to design their own custom disc golf discs online!   First Online Designer for Custom Disc Golf Discs Currently this is the only website available on the internet where you can design your own disc golf discs interactively (rather than having to just submit a photo with your order).  This is an amazing advantage as the design app provides the ability to use custom colors, imag...
Fri, July 11, 2014 (No Comments)

Custom Car Wraps Launches Click To Call, Sees Instant Usage

Custom-Car-Wraps.com is the largest directory of vehicle wrap shops in the world and one of the only places online that anyone can easily create a quick mockup of the wrap they are envisioning for their vehicle(s).  With record traffic week over week for months now, growth on the site has been impressive.  The momentum of this site has been undeniable and it was only fitting that we start to look more and more at the growing percentage of mobile traffic, too. Click to ...
Wed, March 05, 2014 (No Comments)

Custom-Car-Wraps: New Feature Pops Design App Right On Affiliate Websites

Custom-Car-Wraps.com has just launched a revolutionary new version of our OG MyStyle Platform that supports a whole new feature that is really going to stir things up in the industry.   For the first time ever, affiliates can copy and paste a button code from their affiliate dashboard that pops open the "Design a Wrap" Customizer app floating right there on their website.  Their website visitors can then design mockups in minutes and send them thru for quotes without ev...
Thu, March 21, 2013 (No Comments)

MyStyle Platform Upgrades Image Quality Across All Sites

Last week we launched a new version of the MyStyle Platform customizer application that has increased image quality across the board.  The new version uses some additional processes to smooth out JPG and PNG images for a much smoother look, eliminating "jagged" edges of most all images - especially while being rotated or sized to positions that would previously leave images very jagged looking.  The print quality has always been high, so this mainly effects what people see...
Fri, March 01, 2013 (No Comments)

Make Your Own iPhone Case with Case-Monkey

We've been happy to see all the cool new designs people are creating easily with our recent launch of Case-Monkey.com Beta.  Case-Monkey is part of the family of MyStyle Platform websites that allow users to easily design and make their own products online. Case-Monkey (and MyStyle) was evaluated from day 1's soft beta launch to see what kind of experience users would have.  So far we've gotten great feedback from users that they have enjoyed creating, saving, and sh...
Mon, October 01, 2012 (1 Comments)

iPhone 5 Announced by Apple Today and Sounds Great!

Today Apple announced the new iPhone5 and it sounds great - bigger screen, faster processor, faster wifi, video chat, better camera, lighter, thinner - the whole 9.   Some people were surprised to hear they changed the size of the connector, though  a similar change was made to the Macbook connector not too long ago.  The new phone is sure to set a new benchmark for the smart phone world, as always. Check out the specs on this new pocket sized computer, sounds pretty ni...
Wed, September 12, 2012 (No Comments)

Custom Car Wraps Beta Launch Creates an Easy Design Your Own Wrap Site

We're happy to announce that the beta launch of Custom-Car-Wraps.com is going great!   On this new site users are able to use a custom version of our MyStyle platform to design their own cool wraps for different types of vehicles.  You can upload your own graphics, use the hosted graphics, create cool color fades, add and style text, add cool effects, and more!  Save your designs instantly with just an email address, create a profile with your designs, share your design...
Wed, August 29, 2012 (No Comments)

Google Trends Widget is a Handy Search Trending Tool

The Google trends widget can be a handy little tool to obeserve major trends in search traffic.  What this allows one to do is observe when certain search terms show recent spikes in activity, which can be a great indicator of what search terms to optimize for.   For example, try it out here with the term "Batman" with the time period set to "1 Year": http://www.onegiantmedia.com/google-trends-widget  ...
Mon, August 20, 2012 (1 Comments)

High Performance PC Purchasing - Comparing and Choosing the Processor

Buying a performance PC is way more confusing than it used to be, or needs to be, even for techies.  Dual Cores... Quad Cores... Quint Cores... Intel... i7 Dual... i5 Quad... i5 Dual.. i7 Quad... AMD...  Wait, 8 cores?  Does that even work for most software?  Enough already!   A simple list in order of awesome power would be nice... Ah yes, he' we ar':   High performance CPUs, listed in order of performance test results: http://www.cpu...
Thu, June 21, 2012 (No Comments)

Cross Domain Policy Issues with Flash loading remote data from Amazon s3 cloud storage

Status: Solved. Bug / Issue: When Flash is loading images or other certain data from Amazon S3 (Cloud Storage), cross domain policy errors prevent the images from loading. Even when force-loading an open policy file in your Amazon bucket that you are loading from, you may get an error like this, where Amazon's cross domain policy will override your own: "Warning: Domain s3.amazonaws.com does not specify a meta-policy. Applying default meta-policy 'master-only&...
Tue, May 01, 2012 (1 Comments)

Flash Rumors Debunked - Adobe Releases Official Flash and Air Roadmap

It's been a long time since the rumors that "Apple is killing Flash and Adobe is going to drop it", or, "HTML5 is replacing Flash", or "Flash is dead", yada, yada, yada- all complete crap speculation and rumors from people who probably watched YouTube videos in Flash within 24 hours prior to making the naive statements, and probably the same people who said 10 years ago "Facebook is a fad."  (haha)I've debated this with people for YEARS now, and finally, I'm happy to say we don't have to de...
Tue, April 03, 2012 (2 Comments)

The New Internet and Social Media Statistics - facebook and more

It used to be this mysterious thing growing rapidly, "Social Media" was all the buzz, and some people even called it a Fad (haha). Now with sites like Facebook having more users than any country has people (except 2), 1 in 9 people on the Planet having Facebook on average, and Social users being 3 times more likely to convert into a sale on a website, it's proven itself to be a more effective side of using the web for almost everyone - from high school students to business marketing departments....
Fri, March 02, 2012 (2 Comments)

Lytro Camera Innovates Photography with Flash

It's always cool to see new technology innovate things that haven't changed in years.  Lytro has created a new type of photograph that captures more (all) of the light field, making for very vivid pictures with great depth and allowing the image to be focused interactively after the photo has been taken with their new camera.  Since it does this is one snap, there is no need to focus the camera, and there is no delay from when you click the button.The coolest feature, is that the viewe...
Thu, March 01, 2012 (1 Comments)

Protests Result from US Government Attempting to Pass Internet Censorship

Today is the biggest internet protest in history as a result of congress preparing to vote in favor of SOPA/PIPA - a bill that allows the USA to censor the internet in a similar way to China.  Though this seems to be a direct violation of the first amendment, the most absolute protector of free speech, it has more than enough support to pass.  So, sites across the internet, including some of the biggest sites in existence, are striking by blacking out either their logo (ex: Google) or ...
Wed, January 18, 2012 (No Comments)

Facebook images and profile pics not showing - Yet Another issue in the facebook Meltdown

Today (Oct 4, 2011) I noticed that Facebook images are not showing up for most all profile images and some other images throughout the site as well. No, there is not something wrong with your computer or internet connection. It is definitely a problem on facebook's end. Loading an image directly, I get an error response from their server(s):Service UnavailableThe server is temporarily unable to service your request. Please try again later. Reference #6.25cf8f18.1317756735.ed1ffe2f  Whoops...
Tue, October 04, 2011 (8 Comments)

CSS Z-index Not Working to Order Depth Position of DIV

This drove me crazy once or twice. Sometimes backgrounds and images don't play nice and overlap eachother in unintended ways.  So, you want to set the depth-order to fix this, with the z-index CSS property.It seems simple enough.  Z-index: 10 is "behind" Z-index: 20 is "behind" Z-index: 50 and so on.  But, give it a shot and it frequently has no effect whatsoever and just seems to not work.  Well, there is just one tidbit of information missing in this equation:To get Z-Index...
Wed, August 24, 2011 (No Comments)

3 Steps Everyone Can Do to Protect Your Computer and Keep It Running Clean and Fast- Free!

Do you sometimes wonder - why is my internet so slow?  Ever think it might be something stealing your internet speed behind the scenes?  It's entirely possible with so much malware, spyware, trojans, spam bots, bot nets, and other sneaky things out there on the internet installing themselves on your computer every chance they get.  Here's what you do to get rid of them and keep your computer clean and fast:First off - this one should go without saying, so I won't list it as an act...
Mon, April 25, 2011 (No Comments)

Seeking Part-Time Freelance PHP/MySQL Developer (20 hrs/week)

Position:We are seeking an experienced PHP/MySQL web developer that can both program solutions to website and application requirements as well as architect solutions for other programmers to develop. Candidate will be hired as an independent contractor and may be reviewed and hired as a part time or full time employee after initial project(s) are completed.Requirements:Candidates must:be experienced with PHP and MySQL development (at least 3 years).be a problem solver that can both create and pr...
Mon, April 11, 2011 (4 Comments)

Flash FLVPlayback Video Player Takes Over Screen When in Full Screen Mode

The FLVPlayback component in Flash is a nice quick and easy way to get video into a Flash movie.  Whether your work flow calls for compiling the movie directly for web, or you're loading it into a larger AS3 application, using Flash to embed the video in the SWF saves time over pure code options.  This is where a strange default behavior happens: when you go into Full Screen Mode the movie takes over the entire screen, and often shows up completely black.  Yikes.  The solutio...
Mon, March 14, 2011 (4 Comments)

Text Formatting and Design: Surefire Simple Typography Basics

Having a Content Management system like OG CMS is great - it allows you edit your own content whenever you want, quickly and easily.  But, sometimes you make a page and it just doesn't look good like all the cool websites you see, and thus the question I get all the time:"How do I make the content (the text) look good?"What you want if you're a business or anything that you want to be looked at and considered "professional", "trustworthy", and "official".  The look of real businesses h...
Mon, March 07, 2011 (No Comments)

Google AdSense Verification

This post confirms my ownership of the site and that this site adheres to Google AdSense program policies and Terms and Conditions....
Tue, February 15, 2011 (No Comments)

Sticker Power! Are Balance Bracelets a Hoax? Does it Matter?

Recently I was fascinated with what I was sure was a fake gimmick product- the Power Balance bracelets.  My friend was wearing one a while back and I told him "You must be crazy if you think that sticker gives you some kind of magical powers."  He was pretty sincere when he said "No, but it really seems to help my balance."  I laughed at him but not too long later I saw a booth at a fair selling them left and right with the whole "balance on one foot while I push your arm down" de...
Wed, February 09, 2011 (No Comments)

IE8 Flash Problems with Stage Size and Events (aka Refresh Bug)

Rant Ugh, who hates IE? I do.  Can't Microsoft assign like 3,700 developers to fix it so it works as well as FireFox?  Or maybe the problem is that's what they've done, rather than having it fixed by 1 developer who know WTF is going on?  Oh well. Anyway... Another suggestion for another solution: Background After much frustration with inconsistencies between running flash in IE8 for the first time, vs after a refresh (cached version) I've settled on the following method rather th...
Thu, December 02, 2010 (3 Comments)

FlashDevelop Trace Not Working - Not Showing Anything in Output Window

This seems to be a common problem where FlashDevelop stops tracing properly, and does not show anything in the output window beyond the build output.  There are a few reasons that might cause this but the most common solutions to fix this are as follows (from my experience):1) Normal FlashPlayer Versions Do Not WorkIf you've done a flash player update recently and now trace has stopped working, it's almost definitely because you need the DEBUGGER version of the flash player installed. ...
Fri, September 10, 2010 (No Comments)

Bravo, Disqus Commenting System

I noticed the new commenting system on TechCrunch.com powered by Disqus.  I have to say from a user interface designer point of view that I really like the simplicity and great usability of the system.  It promotes commenting in organized fashion and shows new posts in real time, which can be almost like a chat room for a hot topic with updates rolling in. They've got a real low barrier for users to comment since you can comment without going through all the usual annoying motions...
Mon, August 30, 2010 (2 Comments)