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Thus Spake Google: How Wagging the Dog is Working for the Rest of Us

Posted by Jeff Hayes on April 30, 2014 in Digital Marketing


Google has become one of the most successful companies in history, in part due to its ability to tell us who we are.  Asking metaphorically, Is Google a prophet? Can it predict…

People everywhere are 'wagging the dog' by what they search for.

A picture is worth a thousand words – and about 50 milliseconds

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on March 26, 2014 in Digital Marketing


Aside from shouting ‘fire’ in a crowded theatre (illegal and not recommended), visuals trump words when it comes to quick, clear communication. In fact, “visuals are processed 60,000 times faster than text,…

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Responsive Design: What Is It and Why Should We Care?

Posted by Jeff Hayes on February 27, 2014 in Digital Marketing


One Size Does Not Fit All Responsive design is the relatively new practice of creating websites that look good wherever they happen to be viewed, such as: On your desktop or notebook…

Responsive Web Design - AlignTech Solutions

Is Twitter the ‘New CNN’?

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on January 29, 2014 in Social Media


Still a News Junkie I’ll admit it — I’m a bit of a news junkie. Local, national, international, business, technology, money — it doesn’t matter. If it’s news, I’m reading it. My…

Is Twitter the New CNN - Media Trends Change Over Time

Content Management Systems: Which is Best For Your New Project?

Posted by Jeff Hayes on September 30, 2013 in Technology


When Tim Berners-Lee developed the world’s first website at CERN in 1990 — using a simple Unix-based browser — do you suppose he had any idea how expansive the Web would become?…

Content Management Systems of the Past - AlignTech

A Brief History of Nearly Everything (Digitally) Important

Posted by Jeff Hayes on July 15, 2013 in Technology


Evolution of the World Wide Web The World Wide Web (or just Web) was conceived by Tim Berners-Lee, a (then) CERN consultant/engineer who was looking for a way to facilitate the exchange…

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What’s New in Web Design?

Posted by Jeff Hayes on June 14, 2013 in Technology


I’ve worked in the digital world long enough to appreciate the old adage about change being the only constant.  The relationships I’ve built with our clients don’t tend to waver over time,…

What's New in Web Design? Thoughts from AlignTech Solutions

Trends in Technology: Rosetta Stone Required

Posted by Jeff Hayes on January 30, 2013 in Technology


When we hear the phrase Trends in Technology, some of us begin thinking about technologies that should be coming of age soon.  Some of us think “What now!?!” perhaps because technology inspires fear…

Trends depend upon strengths, experience and generation to which one belongs

American Story? Small Town Story?

Posted by Jeff Hayes on November 28, 2012 in Community


Does Bedford Falls really exist or was it just a figment of Frank Capra’s imagination for the perfect town in his film “It’s a Wonderful Life?” And are there other such idyllic…

Is there a 'real' Bedford Falls out there somewhere?

Coworker Dilemmas Resonate with Readers

Posted by Jeff Hayes on August 13, 2012 in Quality of Life


In reviewing searches that led individuals to our website and blog last month I was surprised to find that roughly 55% of them were looking for information about handling difficult coworkers. Why?…

Coworker Dilemmas Exist on a Large Scale