Impact Media Using Responsive Web Design as Smartphone and Tablet Use Grows

Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) June 05, 2012

Nearly everyone has shared the same frustration: You connect to a website from your smartphone or tablet, and the formatting is so small or distorted that you decide to look elsewhere.

That’s where Responsive Web Design, rated by Net Magazine as one of the two most important web advances in 2012, comes to the rescue!

Impact Media – – one of the most innovative website design firms in the Cape Fear Region, is using Responsive Web Design to help its clients garner new business from the web, particularly from the growing number of people searching from mobile devices. Responsive Web Design involves a new mindset when it comes to website architecture and web development techniques, and Impact Media is one of the North Carolina firms leading the way.

What’s Responsive Web Design?

“Responsive Web Design is not just about adjusting screen resolutions and resizing images,” as Brian Tucker, President of Impact Design notes, “but really about a whole new way of approaching the web development process, one that’s more fluid in nature.”

Responsive Web Design contends that a website should have the technology to automatically respond to the user’s hardware and preferences. This eliminates the need for a different design and development phase as each new smartphone or tablet enters the market.

Just as importantly, Tucker believes that the use of Responsive Web Design can improve all facets of a website’s performance – from being able to find a site, to how easy it is to navigate, to the number of site visitors who convert into customers. (The Boston Globe’s website is one of the best examples of Responsive Web Design.)

Mobile Searches Expected To Surpass Desktop Searches by 2016

The latest statistics demonstrate that Responsive Web Design is much more than a trend. A recent BIA/Kelsey Report suggests that mobile search will soon become the preferred and most frequently used method of scanning the web.

According to the study, mobile and desktop search will be equally popular late in 2014, before mobile eventually becomes the leader in 2015. By the end of 2016, mobile searches will account for at least 113 billion queries – compared to 85.6 billion from desktop devices.

More Mobile Searches Makes Mobile Marketing Even More Crucial

Tucker notes: “Making sure that your website is optimized for the mobile market – that you have a mobile strategy and that your site is appearing on mobile searches – is also crucial to your success online. In light of the rapid increase in smart device use, we’re changing our Internet Marketing techniques to serve our clients better, and we’ll continue to adapt as the way that Americans use the Internet changes.

In addition to Responsive Web Design, Impact Media is involved in the development and marketing of mobile apps for the IPad and Android markets.

Impact Media Solutions is a full service Web Design and IT company in that offers real business solutions to companies and organizations along Coastal Carolina, as well as regionally and nationally. The firm’s cohesive team of web developers, graphic designers, web copywriters, and network engineers constantly embrace emerging technologies to provide next-level affordable solutions to their clients in Wilmington, Jacksonville, and beyond. Their phone number is (910) 679-4471. More information can be found on their website:

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WSO2 Publishes Technical Guide on Using WSO2 API Manager to Address the Entire API Lifecycle

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) November 13, 2012

Increasingly, managed APIs are at the forefront of enterprise business strategy as a means of extending information and processes to customers, partners and other groups within the organization. Many traditional service-oriented architecture (SOA) and integration platforms provide some level of API management functionality, but IT organizations still have to add third-party products to implement a complete solution. WSO2 has published a new technical white paper that examines how the WSO2 API Manager addresses enterprises API management demands with a complete offering that includes a portal, gateway, key issuing and validation, analytics, and monitoring.

The new WSO2 white paper, WSO2 and API Management A Technical Evaluation Guide, is designed for developers, architects, and systems administrators, who wish to learn more about APIs that are advertised and available, secure, managed, monitored and monetized. It provides a technical introduction to WSO2 API Manager and additional components of the award-winning WSO2 Carbon middleware platform, examining how key features and core capabilities address the entire API lifecycle. Additionally, the paper highlights how WSO2s API management functionality is based on proven technology that is powering Fortune 500 companies. To download the paper, visit:

For additional insights into API creation and management best practices, WSO2 has launched the Practical Guide to API Management webinar series. The free sessions are in progress now through December 5, 2012. To learn more and sign up, visit

About WSO2

WSO2 is the lean enterprise middleware company. It delivers the only complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support todays heterogeneous enterprise environmentsinternally and in the cloud. WSO2s service and support team is led by technical experts who have proven success in deploying enterprise SOAs and contribute to the technology standards that enable them. For more information, visit, or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed.

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Outdoor Decor News – HPotter Customers Are Using Terrariums To Compete In a Variety Of Competitions

Coeur d’Alene, ID (PRWEB) September 07, 2012

H.Potter has been reintroducing the gardening world to the pleasant pleasure of indoor terrariums, wardian cases, and cloches for nearly 15 years. They have carried on the tradition of those who first crafted terrariums in the 19th century for interior decoration by creating functional and notable designs that pay homage to days past. H.Potter has been dedicated to bringing a variety of high quality and style of terrariums to the market. It is not uncommon to find in their collection of terrariums and cases that have single piece rounded glass or stained glass. Along with awe inspiring designs, H.Potter continues to create pieces that are not only superior in taste but also in how they work with the gardener rather than against.

The design team at H.Potter goes to great lengths to insure that the terrarium actually functions as a small greenhouse. Additionally, you will often find that most of these terrariums come with plastic lining and/or a small door with a stand for easier access to the small garden to make planting and maintenance cleaner, easier, and more successful. H.Potter’s dedication to helping their customers miniature gardens bloom has never stopped at simply shipping the product. Their website and social media tools continue to provide tips to their customers directly from top gardeners around the world. They have not only invested time, money, and heart into their products but they have also used their notable position in the industry to make sure they continue to bring their customers exclusive access to the gardening world’s movers and shakers. They often sponsor articles and events in an effort to make sure all their customers have the tools they need to create the best terrarium.

This dedication over the past 15 years to exceptional style, quality, and community cultivation has not gone unnoticed. Their terrariums have been featured in a variety of media outlets and by famous designers around the world. You will often find H.Potter terrariums adorning the front cover of famous magazines like Real Simple, Southern Living, and in the books of Tvoah Martin.

Recently H.Potter heard from their customers that they have been using their terrariums from the H.Potter collection to compete in a variety of competitions, including fairy garden competitions throughout the United States. They were inspired and thrilled that their designs would be trusted enough to be used in competition. In honor of this H.Potter has recently released a new terrarium, the Terrarium Fairy Garden Display, that is dedicated to showcasing small garden scenes and fairy gardens. This particular piece, is designed to highlight the skill of the small garden scene and fairy garden creator. The top of the terrarium lays flat so that it acts as a perfect window or frame to peer through at the delicate and taxing labor of creating these garden scenes. This piece comes in two pieces and has ample space to plant and create an inspiring scene. The base is metal with a dark grey powder coat finish that complements the scene inside. The glass top, or window, is hinged to the roof and also features a stand in order to allow easy access and more opportunity for creative designs.

To check out this new terrarium and H.Potter’s larger collection, visit Here you will find a variety of information on a large selection of terrariums and outdoor d

WSO2 Workshop on Using the WSO2 API Manager Comes to Colombo

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2012

Many traditional service-oriented architecture (SOA) and integration platforms enable rapid development, but they provide little support for collaboration, sharing and re-use. As a result, IT teams often experience rapid portfolio proliferation and sprawl rather than enhanced business agility. In a hands-on workshop for IT professionals, WSO2 will explore how to use the WSO2 API Manager (currently in beta) to address these challenges and optimize an organizations API interactions.

To participate in the one-day workshop, Discover the WSO2 API Manager, attendees will need to bring a laptop capable of running a virtual machine (4 GB memory recommended). The workshop will be held in Colombo on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. To register, visit

Discover the WSO2 API Manager

The workshop is designed for IT architects and developers seeking to understand how to use WSO2 API Managers capabilities for publishing APIs, creating and managing a developer community, and scalably routing API traffic. Attendees will get hands-on experience in how to install, configure, use and manage the WSO2 API Manager product. Additionally, participants will learn how to take advantage of advanced features, such as creating service-level agreements (SLAs).

Key topics will include:

Common Application Development Problems Now Solved Using Packts New Book and eBook on OGRE 3D

Birmingham, UK (PRWEB) June 22, 2012

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book OGRE 3D 1.7 Application Development Cookbook. Written by Ilya Grinblat and Alex Peterson, a cookbook with over 50 recipes, that will help solve common problems users face while developing 3D graphics applications using OGRE 3D, with explained sample code and screenshots.

OGRE (Object-Oriented Graphics Rendering Engine) is a scene-oriented, flexible 3D engine written in C++ designed to make it easier and more intuitive for developers to produce applications utilising hardware-accelerated 3D graphics. The class library abstracts all the details of using the underlying system libraries like Direct3D and OpenGL and provides an interface based on world objects and other intuitive classes.

OGRE 3D 1.7 Application Development Cookbook firstly covers creating various types of Windows applications available for the OGRE developer, creating plugins for customization, and OGRE resources management. Users will then learn to efficiently implement various input methods for OGRE applications followed by managing scenes and objects impressively. Lights, special effects, and materials that provide enhancing effects are covered further in the next few chapters.

The book also includes lessons to build character motions and collision detection followed by animations and multimedia, that add a professional look to the application. The book finally concludes with scene queries and views and helps users to deliver impressive results more quickly with greater ease.

This practical cookbook is apt for C++ programmers with basic knowledge of OGRE 3D and want to enhance their knowledge about it. The book is out now and available from Packt in print and popular eBook formats. To read more about it and download a sample chapter, please visit the Packt web-page.

Promoting Business Using Graphic Design with Most Advanced Technology

(PRWEB) June 17, 2012

The Graphic Design service at Ellie Design has just got more advanced with the newest technology. Graphic design is an intricate process that involves a lot of creativity and imagination. For graphic design to be able to achieve its purpose, the client and the designer should work together. Other stakeholders such as sign-makers and printers should also be included in the graphic design process in order to ensure that the desired results are achieved.

Graphic design at Ellie Design is usually applied in the creation of various things such as email blasts, books, brochures, poster designs, logo designs and direct mail. Graphic design is also the backbone of advertising, and the creativity and imagination applied in the design process are responsible for attracting clients to particular brands. The visual concepts created by graphic designers at Ellie Design help to inspire the clients as well as to communicate the goals and interests of the business to them. Furthermore, graphic design products are instantly appealing in order to capture the attention of consumers. They are also informative as they must have an underlying message that helps the users to learn more about a product.

Graphic design at Ellie Design is meant to identify an organization as it uses the colors, logos or even images that are synonymous with the particular organization. These identifying factors are used in advertisements, promotions, posters and brochures in order to make the products of a particular company known to its clients. Therefore, graphic design helps to give an organization a face, and the face should be appealing and beautiful if the organization is to attract as many clients as possible.

When choosing a graphic design company, it is important for the individual or business to select a company that is aware of the role and importance of graphic design. Such a company must have able and qualified staff who can work together to help the individual or business achieve their goals. Since graphic design products are meant to catch the eye, the graphic designer should ensure that their product is as awe-inspiring and as aesthetically pleasing as possible.

There are various companies that can help the individual or business achieve this. One such company is Ellie design, which helps the individual or business to create posters, direct mail and logo designs. They also create quality brochures, email blasts, and they help to design books, both on the cover and between the covers.

Graphic design is a task that cannot be taken lightly, and the business should ensure that they have professionals in their corner. This is the only way they will be able to ensure that the end products are of the highest possible quality.

New Book Examines Strategies to Protect Brands Using Trademark and Unfair Competition Law

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Brand infringements and other trade identity threats are increasing at an alarming rate in todays Internet and celebrity-driven society, according to the authors of a new book that offers strategies for protecting and enhancing those brands.

Jonathan S. Jennings and J. Michael Monahan, in their new book, Trademarks and Unfair Competition: Critical Issues in the Law, focus on the most important issues facing businesses and individuals in preventing their hard-won brands from being preyed upon through infringement or unfair practices.

We wanted to create something that used our experience to help businesses, individuals or attorneys have a greater understanding not only of the risks and problems that they face, but of the best strategies to combat the infringement, Jennings said.

“In many cases a companys brand is its chief asset,” said Monahan, “so it is critical that a business know where the greatest risk is coming from, and then how to best protect against it.”

The book covers such topics as trademark dilution law; the protection of brand names on the Internet, including domain names; enforcement options against gray goods; identity rights; and strategies and other guidance for navigating the federal trademark registration process.

Both Jennings and Monahan are partners with Chicago law firm Pattishall McAuliffe.

Jennings, a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law, has counseled clients in a broad cross-section of industries on various aspects of intellectual property law.

Monahan, a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Law, focuses primarily on trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, and helps his clients establish, develop and protect their brand assets.

Trademarks and Unfair Competition: Critical Issues in the Law is available online at

About Pattishall McAuliffe

The law firm of Pattishall McAuliffe counsels clients on all aspects of brand protection, providing Litigation and enforcement advocacy, strategic planning for brand development, counseling on internet business development, due diligence for the sale or acquisition of trademarks, advertising clearance and representation in advertising disputes, copyrights, trade dress, trade secrets, right of publicity, social media practices, and implementation of domestic and inter national trademark protection and brand development strategies. Since its founding in 1883, the firm has defended some of the most valuable brands in the world.

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