Super fancy helpful designer checklist

Came across this one today in the webosphere, of things. Could be a handy tool for yall getting ready to start a new design job. We at ninthlink strongly stand by planning before execution. We know how much time, money, and energy goes into any job wether big or small. So we say thank you to the people who are like minded. Click and enjoy

Homestar Runner is back! Almost…

Just in case you missed the ’00s, his name is Homestar Runner. And he has been gone a looonng time.

But not any more. Homestar is coming back. Read about it here.

I hope you are all as excited as I am!

Sorry iPhone’s and iPad’s, the site is built in Flash. Because, you know, it was like 2001 and stuff… back in the early days of the internets.

Google Discontinues Authorship Photos In SERPs

Recently, Google’s Webmaster Trends Analyst, John Mueller, announced the global discontinuation of authorship photos from the search results.

So, what exactly does this mean?

Up to this point, individuals who verified their authorship through Google+ often had their photo displayed next to their publications in the SERPs. But moving forward, this will no longer be the case. Instead, Google has opted to simply post the author’s name next to their work omitting their photograph completely.

Why doesn’t Google want to see your face?

While the decision to remove photos isn’t personal, Mueller explains that the search engine leader is looking to tidy up the visual design of their SERPs and provide a “better mobile experience and a more consistent design across devices”.

Does this mean Authorship is gone?

Even though your pretty and/or handsome face will no longer be displayed, Google authorship is still going strong and should continue to be utilized. After all, this feature allows you to be fully connected with your content and build upon Author Rank, a known part of the algorithm.

How Do I Setup Authorship?

If you have not yet configured your authorship account, all you will need is a Google+ profile and then you can make the connection by simply following the steps outlined on Google’s Authorship Sign up page.

All in all, we are sad to see author photos fall by the wayside since they offered such a humanistic touch to the search results but we’re sure Google will wow us with another new feature, just like always!

Announcing #ArtExpoSD LIVE

Ninthlink is both honored and excited to announce our support of ArtExpoSD LIVE this Thursday, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Wonderbread Factory, hosted by our partner and friend, the ever-creative Mark Murphy.

We hold both community and culture near and dear to our hearts, here at Ninthlink. So come out and spend our favorite kind of night with us, an intimate night that involves both.

Enjoy the fusion of genuine conversation and a premier cultural experience with the chance to connect with artists, designers, advertisers and great friends surrounded by the inspiring DIY work of John Purlia, Nicole Waszak and Tim Mantoani, who will deliver a lively panel discussion at the event.

We would love to see you and your friends, families, significant others, coworkers, maybe even your in-laws, on Thursday, June 26th! Of course there’s no charge, we just want to spend some time with you.

*Blog post written by Intern, Kendall Valencia

Ninthlink Takes Sundance Spas to
Whole New Interactive Level

At Ninthlink, we teamed up with our client, Sundance Spas, to enhance their consumer experience. Most recently, we developed an interactive tool meant to act as a basic start up guide for the 880 Series spas. Thanks to our hard-working team of outside the box thinkers, managers: Amanda Blanco and Russell Arden, and the hands-on technical expertise of our design/development team, Craig Wheeler and Tim Spinks were able to create a functional, interactive manual, available at the click of the consumer’s mouse. Read More