Those of you that have to help friends and family with computer problems know how difficult troubleshooting over the phone can be. There are other remote desktop options out there, but Google’s BETA release of a new Chrome extension that lets a person on one computer remotely control another across the network or Internet can be a useful tool. Chrome Remote Desktop BETA is fully cross-platform, so you can connect any two computers that have a Chrome browser, including Windows, Linux, Mac, and Chromebooks.
You can get more information and downloaded the extension via http://goo.gl/sYHlF
Do you know if your site displays as it was intended to an end user who is using Internet Explorer 7 or Internet Explorer 8? What about Internet Explorer 9?
Internet Explorer (IE) is the most cumbersome browser to develop for in that it renders HTML a bit differently across all versions. As a tech company who develops websites, it is critical that we test using the most common browsers (and versions) and to insure what we develop functions and displays as intended. After all, if the site does not function or display correctly, it could give an end user a bad feeling and he/she may never return.
So how do we test in various browsers and versions? In the case of Internet Explorer, there is no easy way to install all versions on a single computer and simply review a site in each version. Microsoft does not offer any method for this. However, there are software tools out there that do. IETester is a free tool that will install almost all versions of IE (from IE 5.5 and up) in an easy to use interface. It is what we use.
If you plan to have a website developed or simply need to test various versions of IE, IETester is a great tool.Development, General
Some of us attended the SocialDev Camp in Chicago last weekend and we listened to Joshua Karp of The Printed Blog and Kumbuya speak to the group about his experiences starting several companies and the ups and downs of his experience. Joshua discussed the reasons why some of his companies failed and then gave some of the lessons he learned to the group. Most of them are common sense, but as most people have experienced when business starts to get crazy, common sense sometimes flies out the windows. He also discussed some techniques for help make one a successful entrepreneur.
Lessons learned through failure:
Techniques for success:
Whew! We just added QR codes to our business cards. Good thing they are probably here to stay at least according to Hamilton Chan of Paperlinks. http://tinyurl.com/3sybzx6General
Here are 7 reasons why businesses without an online presence are missing out on access to potential customers:
If you are looking to integrate an online presence for your business or already have one but would like to update your web presence or integrate SEO/SEM, mobile website or applications, contact us to see how we can help you.General
This is an interesting article that examines the current trend in Facebook usage http://tinyurl.com/3bu796yGeneral
Check out the pictures of our new Nology Interactive home at 2100 Clearwater Dr Suite 220 in Oak Brook, IL.
Our phone number (312.506.0026) stays the same, but our fax number did change to 312.276.8424.
Google announced Monday morning that it will acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. They are now getting into the mobile hardware business to better compete with Microsoft and Apple. Here is the link from the Google blog site http://goo.gl/UnuMH.
You can read the case studies for these projects by clicking below:General
We are excited to announce the launch of the next generation web site for Nology Interactive (Nology 2.0). The site features our web and mobile capabilities and a good selection of our work in the portfolio page.
We have been working so hard on our clients’ websites that we have neglected our own website until today. Check out our website now and if you have any questions please contact us.
We also just recently moved to a new office at 2100 Clearwater Dr in Oak Brook, IL. Stay tuned for pictures of the new office space.