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Responsive WordPress themes are the current craze in the open source world.  But are they a true requirement or just a bunch of hype thrown out to sell more premium themes to unsuspecting buyers?  Do WordPress users really need to consider upgrading their existing themes to one that is responsive and mobile friendly? At first I was a bit skeptical, but responsive websites have grown on me and it is now a part of daily life for me and my coding team.  I will admit that I considered it hype at first, but once I understood what responsive was all about, I now consider it a requirement for new website designs and builds. Most People Don’t Understand What a Responsive Website Really Means Since the start of 2012 I’ve received a ton of inquiries asking for responsive theme design.  The majority of the prospects I speak with want their website to be responsive, which in its... (more)

Gold's 2012 Convention - Insights Into The Future Of The Iconic Brand

What a few weeks its been. From San Diego to San Francisco, and from Las Vegas to Vancouver; now I'm back home on this Sunday morning reflecting on what was one of the most interesting legs of my travels; the Gold's Gym 2012 Convention. It was the best I've attended to date. Our company Fitmarc enjoys close ties to GGI's leadership as well as dozens of its franchisees, who we service through our Les Mills distributorship and via Fitsomo, our social media company. This along with our close relations with the Gold's Gym Franchise Association enables my partner Robert Dyer  and I the chance to learn a little bit about Gold's, which is arguably the most iconic brand in the health club business today. Notable during the conference, which provided Jeffrey Gitomer as an excellent keynote speaker, was CEO Jim Snow's opening remarks. Here are a few things he said that struck... (more)

The Workspace of a Modern Programmer

Ten years from now software developers will commute to work only if they’re invited to a corporate party or they have to work for an old fashioned client. Software professionals (not the average 9-to-5 workers) will have a freedom to equip home office to their taste. In our company we already work in this mode trying to minimize/eliminate the commute time as much as possible, and I’d like to share with your the home office setups from three concrete people of our company, circa April 2013. But first I’ll touch on the monitor connectivity solutions that might be useful for some of you. Computer professionals should be having computers with more than one monitor. Hooking up the monitor number two is easy. Your laptop has this video output (VGA, mini DVI, etc.) that presenters use while delivering their powerpoints via projectors. Every time I was working on a project ... (more)

IoT Company Secures $20 Million Series D Funding

Enlighted, the company bringing the Internet of Things (IoT) to the workplace with its smart sensor network and lighting control, announced that it has secured $20 million in a Series D funding round. All of Enlighted's current investors -- Draper Nexus Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, RockPort Capital Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Intel Capital -- participated in this round. "Enlighted is on a tear, with strong customer momentum and revenue growth," said Joe Costello, who was recently appointed chairman and chief executive officer of Enlighted. "With this latest funding, we'll be able to keep up with current demand and continue to develop advanced workplace applications based on our sensor network and analytics platform, further extending the value of our system for customers." Enlighted's people-smart lighting sensor product not only saves ener... (more)

Mdhuset Announces Real Estate Listings on Telefonkatalogen.biz Website

OSLO, Norway, Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Mdhuset, an industry leader in the field of marketing, has announced that it will be adding real estate listings to its telefonkatalogen.biz website. (Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140103/MN40143) The announcement is of significant interest to both buyers and sellers of homes, as the company boasts the largest marketing platform in all of Norway. In business since 2004, Mdhuset is known for its outstanding products and services, and clients particularly value their focus on customer support. In fact, many of their customers have taken the time to express their gratitude toward the company on social media outlets and also on the company's website. "We are always in search of opportunities that will allow us to broaden the amount of people that we are able to help," said a representative with Mdhuset. "Addi... (more)

Real Estate Website Utilizes Web 2.0 and AJAX 2.0 Technologies

Utilizing the latest Web 2.0 and AJAX 2.0 technologies, this new global specialized database platform empowers individuals around the world to search and view real estate for sale anywhere via a user-created specialized database and user videos of properties. Viewr.com is a new web-based company that brings together buyers, sellers, agents and visitors on a truly global scale using the latest tools in the new Web 2.0 to facilitate the sale and purchase of real estate around the world. "The marketing of residential real estate is no longer local or regional, but global through the utilization of the Web as platform. The viewr application and database utilizing Web 2.0 and AJAX 2.0 technologies makes this possible," says Karl Lingenfelder, CEO of Viewr Corporation. Small or large communities in countries all around the world will be able to take advantage o... (more)

Wall Street News Alert: Breaking News Alert - SDVG! March 30, 2007

WESTON, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/30/07 -- Wall Street News Alert's "stocks to watch" this morning are: Superior Development Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SDVG), Countrywide Financial Corporation (NYSE: CFC), Fannie Mae (NYSE: FNM) and Bear Stearns Companies Inc. (NYSE: BSC). Superior Development Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SDVG) is another new stock to put on your radar and watch as Wall Street News Alert initiates coverage of the company. Thursday after the markets closed, the company, a residential real estate development company, issued a press release announcing that due to the overwhelming response that it has received for its Lease Purchase Program aimed to curtail the fallout in the subprime lending market announced by the Company on March 21, 2007, it will create a Lease Purchase Mortgage subsidiary to further implement the program and work directly with mortgage ... (more)

Exterior Remodeling: Best Bang for Your Buck

Despite a slow market and a slight decrease in the resale value of most remodeling projects, REALTORS® report that the smartest home improvement investments may also be some of the least expensive. Results from the 2009 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report show that small-scale exterior projects are the most profitable at resale, according to estimates by REALTORS® who completed a recent survey. On a national level, eight out of the top 10 projects in terms of costs recouped were exterior replacement projects that cost less than $14,000. Certain types of door and siding replacements, as well as wood deck additions all returned more than 80 percent of project costs upon resale. A steel entry door replacement – a new addition to this year’s list – recouped 128.9 percent of costs, followed by upscale fiber-cement sliding replacements at 83.6 percent. Wood deck additions re... (more)

Escaping from the Blizzard of 2010 to Cat Cay Paradise

I left SYS-CON's offices in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, right on time just before the snow storm closed the airports. These live pictures below show East Saddle River Road through my iPhone on my way to the airport. I'm adding more pictures daily to my "live photo blog" from Cat Cay... This driver in front of me slipped and hit the sidewalk outside Yossi's Deli, at the corner of East Saddle River Road and Lake Street in Montvale, New Jersey. As I arrived in Ft Lauderdale, I met pilot Eric who was waiting to take me to Cat Cay. We took off on a Norman Islanders (BN-2) as soon as I parked my car behind the airport control tower. The Islander is a twin engine, high wing, fixed gear, STOL (short take-off and landing) aircraft. The Islander is operated in remote areas all over the world and has an excellent reputation of being a real work horse. It is particularly sui... (more)

Fourth Quarter Existing-Home Sales Surge in Most States, Prices Up in More Areas

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 02/11/10 -- Strong gains in existing-home sales were the predominant pattern in most states during the fourth quarter, with many more metro areas seeing prices rise from a year earlier, according to the latest survey by the National Association of Realtors®. Sales increased from the third quarter in 48 states and the District of Columbia; 32 states saw double-digit gains. Year-over-year sales were higher in 49 states and D.C.; all but three states had double-digit annual increases. Total state existing-home sales, including single-family and condo, jumped 13.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate(1) of 6.03 million in the fourth quarter from 5.29 million in the third quarter, and are 27.2 percent above the 4.74 million-unit level in the fourth quarter of 2008. Distressed property accounted for 32 percent of fourth quarter tr... (more)

Fourth Quarter Existing-Home Sales Surge in Most States

Bergen County Real Estate News According to the latest survey by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), total state existing-home sales rose 13.9 percent in the fourth quarter, and are up 27.2 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2008. Existing-home sales increased from the third quarter in 48 states and the District of Columbia, and year-over-year sales were higher in 49 states and D.C., with all but three states having double-digit annual increases. "The surge in home sales was driven by buyers responding strongly to the tax c redit, combined with record low mortgage interest rates," said Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist. In addition, the national median existing single-family home price was 4.1 percent below the fourth quarter of 2008, marking the smallest price decline in more than two years. According to Yun, this new data supports "broadly balanced h... (more)