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Shane Gramling is a husband and father of three, web & print communications design expert, worship leader, photographer, cyclist, and flintoid

Domain Name Danger, Part 3: Registration Length (3 of 4)

by Shane Gramling on January 31, 2013

Registering a domain name is a simple and easy process, BUT there are a number of dangers involved with it. In this series of videos I’ll shine some light these dangers to help keep you better informed. Always register your domain for multiple years – ideally, exactly 9 years and renew for one year once [...]

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Domain Name Danger, Part 2: Ownership (2 of 4)

by Shane Gramling on January 31, 2013

Registering a domain name is a simple and easy process, BUT there are a number of dangers involved with it. In this series of videos I’ll shine some light these dangers to help keep you better informed. Always make sure YOU handle domain name ownership and registration. Do not transfer ownership to any designer or [...]

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Domain Name Danger, Part 1: Privacy (1 of 4)

by Shane Gramling on January 30, 2013

Registering a domain name is a simple and easy process, BUT there are a number of dangers involved with it. In this series of videos I’ll shine some light these dangers to help keep you better informed. Always select the additional option to have your personal information protected when registering a domain name. Today I [...]

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Nasty Facebook Cover Photos – NO MORE

by Shane Gramling on January 24, 2013

As a brand, your cover photo is the most important image on Facebook. The problem with placing an image in the “cover” space is that Facebook compresses your image greatly, but I’ve got a solution that will give you a clean, sharp cover photo. The size of the space displayed on Facebook is 850 x [...]

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Vitamin Water, Or Fodder

by Shane Gramling on January 7, 2013

I see a lot of people drinking Vitamin Water on a regular bases, and it seems they’re misguided on two specific points: 1.) They’re drinking water, and 2.) They’re getting lots of good-for-you vitamins. The absolute truth is, it’s just fancy kool-aid, and it contains more sugar than a 12 ounce can of Coke. What’s [...]

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Less Is More < What Matters

by Shane Gramling on January 4, 2013

Okay, maybe the title is crummy. But when attempting to keep it simple, when does less, become not enough, exactly? Where do you draw that line? I’m working on a marketing piece this morning for a company in NYC who’s throwing an event to celebrate a new partnership. At the last minute my client realized [...]

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30 Day Push – Day 3: Select Your Top Ten Goals

by Shane Gramling on January 4, 2013

The following post is a review of the content provided through a 30-day challenge by Chalene Johnson to master organization and achieve your goals. >> Click here to see all my posts for each day of the review. Now is when things get scary (for me at least) because I’ve set a goals list in [...]

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Web Projects Are Highly Interdependent

by Shane Gramling on January 4, 2013

A lot of people think they can hire a web designer, and that choice alone will get them a website. What those people usually end up with is a big, pretty, interactive…..empty container. Unfortunately, much like many multi-phase projects, hiring someone to design and build the site is only part of the puzzle. Completing a [...]

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Tracking Rides

by Shane Gramling on January 3, 2013

As many of you know I have a passion for cycling, and I’ve stumbled upon an awesome tool for tracking my routes that I’d like to share. It’s a smart phone app called Map My Ride. Just before I hit the road, I just open the app and hit record, and toss my phone in [...]

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Health Log 1/3/2012

by Shane Gramling on January 3, 2013

Yesterday was a good eating day – even though I slipped in a few bites of ice cream, I didn’t go overboard on any foods, however I didn’t get in any workouts either. I’ve got some oatmeal in my system this morning, following an americano which I am still working on. I’d love to get [...]

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