Holiday Hours 2018

by mqholt on December 12, 2016

Happy Holidays! We will be open for business for most of the holiday season, but we will be taking a few days off.

We will be closed December 23 – 27, and December 30 – January 2. Other than that, we are open and look forward to hearing from you!


Tamalpais Media in 2018

by mqholt on January 9, 2015

We are all back in the office again,  after a short break for some of us. As we go forward, we look forward to continuing to serve our clients with effective digital media. As marketers continues with their shift from traditional paid media to content marketing, Tamalpais Media will continue to provide effective content for the multiple devices that customers now use, and will continue to place user experience as its main organizational goal. For website and email development, we have advocated for mobile-first for several years now. This will become standard in the new year, as all websites must be mobile-ready. Analytics will be critical in the new year, and we will focus on assisting clients in adopting data-driven strategies that integrate data into all marketing decisions.

Having said all this, we will emphasize responsive design in everything we do from web site development to email marketing, and will continue to ensure that all content, from text to video, is optimized for the best user experience.

Happy 2018!


Ready for HTML5 video?

July 9, 2012

This isn’t a post about the best way to put video on a web site. (I’ll write another post about that, I currently use JavaScript and put up a Flash video plus an H.264 mp4.) This post is simply about how well the <video> tag works in most current browsers,
It should work great [...]

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Holiday Hours 2011

December 16, 2011

All of us at Tamalpais Web Design wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season.
We will be taking a little time off ourselves to celebrate. The office will be closed for the week of December 26 – 30. And then we will be closed on January 2, which is of course a holiday [...]

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Readability on the web

February 12, 2010

For those of you who don’t know about it, Readability is an excellent browser add-on available from Arc90. Basically what it does is remove all the ads, funny formatting, background colors, etc. from a page, with one click. You are left with black text in a nice font (which you can [...]

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Holiday Hours 2009

December 9, 2009

All of us at Tamalpais Web Design wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season.
We will be taking a little time off ourselves to celebrate. The office will be closed for the week of December 21 – 25. We will have regular hours (9:00 – 5:00) on December 28, 30, and 31. And [...]

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Deciding whether an aid project is worth your donation

June 23, 2009

Thanks to Jon Thompson of Aid Worker Daily for tweeting the link to an excellent article on Saundra Schimmelpfennig’s blog called “How to determine if an aid project is a good idea.”  It’s a good read for anyone who is considering donating to any kind of foreign relief program.
And it’s good for those in charge [...]

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Non-profit Web Sites and Usability

April 15, 2009

Many non-profits see their “communications” department merely as a marketing tool for their development (fund raising) department. While this is certainly a valuable role, non-profits should also try to use their communications vehicles as a way to further their mission.
However, with this post, I am going to look at perhaps the main thing that [...]

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Apple announces iPhone 3.0

March 17, 2009

As promised, earlier today Apple released an iPhone 3.0 Developer Beta,
There are lots of write-ups on the web. Engadget has a good one.
Here is a list of some of the new features:

Cut, copy and paste!
Global search
Peer-to-peer connectivity over Bluetooth
Developers can build apps that call out to Google Maps, and can also bring turn-by-turn [...]

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iPhone 3.0 and web usability

March 16, 2009

Apple will announce a further update to its iPhone OS, viagra iPhone 3.0, cure tomorrow at SXSW  in Austin. There’s a lot of speculation about new features, illness particularly copy-and-paste, and MMS. Here’s two good sources of rumors:Kevin Rose, founder of Digg.comPC World’s JR RaphaelHere’s some of the rumored new things: push [...]

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