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The Web is Enormous; Enter Vertical Search

September 29th, 2006 - by Brett Derricott - Salt Lake City, Utah

Can you believe how big the Web has become? Some estimates put the number of web pages at 200 billion. Finding the right information, as I’ve discussed before, is only going to become harder as the information continues to pile up. Vertical search engines are one new way of addressing this information bloat. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Things You Should Know About IT People

September 14th, 2006 - by Brett Derricott - Salt Lake City, Utah

Sometimes I think designers and programmers couldn’t be more opposite. At Agency Fusion our success depends on bringing these two worlds together but it sometimes feels like we’re trying to mix oil and water.

More than likely you’ve already had an experience dealing with an IT-type person that left you feeling a little frustrated.

Here are a few insights into the mind of the programmer, network admin, or other IT person. Hopefully this might help you the next time you find yourself wondering how to communicate with the IT species. Read the rest of this entry »