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Welcome to Our Two New Instructors!

We’re proud to welcome Nick Armstrong and Ellen Bryant to our team of expert instructors! Nick Armstrong is the owner of WTF Marketing, which creates dynamic websites and marketing strategies for businesses large and small. He is unapologetically awesome at explaining difficult-to-grasp technology concepts regarding the web, and he brings his sense of humor to everything that he does, making his classes one-of-a-kind. Nick will be teaching many of our web design courses, including HTML5/CSS3, WordPress and advanced scripting languages like Javascript. Ellen Bryant is the owner of Ellen...

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Business Book Club: Four Reasons Why People Hang On To Old-School Marketing

It is no secret that things are a-changin’. The very way we relate, interact and engage in our communities has drastically shifted over the last 20 years as the internet has evolved to provide new opportunities for organizing and communicating. But what does this mean for business? I have found that even though we intellectually know that things are changing, old habits die hard. What do you think of when I say the word marketing? Do you see an ad? Maybe on a billboard or in a newspaper. Or maybe you see a commercial. Remember Big Red chewing gum? “Kiss a little longer, stay close a...

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First Annual Free Class Day a Success

Good news! The first annual Free Class Day, which took place on June 25, was a huge success. We gave out over 60 Free Class Codes, and many of our regularly scheduled courses reached maximum attendance, including WordPress© 101, WordPress© 201, HTML/XHTML/CSS Level 1 and Photoshop© Level 1! This promotion was a wonderful opportunity to share our classes with new and returning students alike. We wanted to give everyone an opportunity to receive the training that they needed. If you didn’t follow the promotion, here is how it worked: On June 25, students needed to “like” The...

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Google Finally Offers Mass Storage Solution with Google Drive

[Originally published in The Coloradoan on 5/25/12] For a company that most techie people associate with being at the forefront of digital trends, it has been a huge surprise to many that Google has never offered a mass storage solution as one of its services. While it has had the best business apps and marketplace to customize your online experience for some time, Google always has been missing a “cloud” storage solution. Until now. As of late April of this year, Google is offering “Drive” as its answer for mass storage issues. According to Google’s website, “Google Drive is a storage...

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Is A Used Or New Computer The Right Choice For You?

[Originally published in The Coloradoan on 5/18/12] One of the more common questions I get is “should I buy a new or used computer?” It’s always a tough one to answer, but with some simple guidelines, you can probably narrow down your decision quickly. First, you need to be forward thinking with your decision and recognize the endgame of your computer situation. Will you be using this computer for personal reasons or for business? Or both? Ask yourself, “what are the main functions I use my computer for?” Will you need to store a large amount of movies, music or other multimedia? Once you...

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