It’s a Busy Saturday

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As my friends and family know, I can be a workaholic. I love what I do, and if I am not working on my laptop, I am generally on my Blackberry pretty much non-stop, especially during the week. I try to lay off on the weekends, but when I have a big project, I can usually be found working. This weekend is a working weekend, as you will see below in my Saturday updates:

  • I’ve been reading about the domain theft and hijacking situation on Domain Name Wire and Patrick’s Blog. As a friendly reminder, there are a few companies that offer extensive protection against domain theft like Name.com featuring a security key fob. I wrote an article about domain security last July, and you may want to check it out to see what some companies offer.
  • After a couple of months worth of work, Lowell.com has been re-vamped and re-launched with the help of Mike McAlister of Six One Five Design. Businesses will now be able to sign up, create listings, and pay on their own, much like I have successfully implemented on a couple of other websites. There are still a number of links that aren’t working and things that need to be fixed, but it’s almost there. If you have a few minutes and check out the site, please let me know if you see any bugs (I know the site is running slowly right now).
  • I want to send a BIG THANK YOU to Tony Kanakaris of eCyberMedia.com and SocialDomainers.com for making a $500 contribution to the Ronald McDonald House for our 5 Boro Bike Tour. Not only is this the largest contribution to date, it also put us over our $2,500 goal. The Ronald McDonald House does some great things for children with cancer and their families, and they can use all of the funding people can contribute. I think Karen and I may raise our goal since some friends and family haven’t contributed what they pledged in private.
  • If you are celebrating, I want to wish you and your family a happy Easter. I hope you are able to enjoy the holiday with family and friends.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Elliot:

    Nice site. I am curious how it works out compared to before.

    From a branding perspective, I would increase the size of the homepage logo at least 50%. I think many new visitors to the site will get more impact and recall with a larger logo. (hate to sound like an ad-guy, but I am, BTW, I worked at Wunderman as well.

    Best of luck on the site redo,
    Mark

  2. I don’t know if the logo needs to be bigger but it certainly is getting lost amid all the clutter up top of the page — I didn’t really even see it. I had to look for it. My eye would expect to see up top and to the left, not in the middle on the second line. I would simplify the top part of the page a little., more white space, etc.

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