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Valentine’s Day Date Ideas 2016, Things To Do In Vancouver

The definitive date night of the year is Sunday February 14th 2016, and this Valentine’s day in Vancouver could be the best of your life. There are so many great things to do and experience with a person you love… or just like, whichever fits for now. We’ve got some of the best Valentine’s day date ideas for Vancouverites all in one place. Time is almost up to secure a spot at some of these locations so let’s jump right in. Nothing Says I Love You Like Food There are plenty of great restaurants around Vancouver, but many of the… Read Story

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Free SSL Certificate for Ecommerce Stores with Shopify

1.5 minute read Shopify is now offering free SSL certificates for businesses who use their ecommerce platform. The goal is to help keep information secure, but also to increase conversions for stores by making potential customers feel safe when making a purchase. All website traffic will be redirected to the HTTPS web address with 256-bit encryption. This will create a secure connection between the browser and the web server that are transferring information to one and other. What Does HTTPS Do? Unencrypted HTTP based data transfers are left open to 3rd party interception, but with HTTPS your data is encrypted,… Read Story

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SplitMango Web Design Project: Interior Design Show “IDS”

Less Than 1 Minute Read The Interior Design Show (IDS) is Canada’s premier showcase of new products, innovative designers and avant-garde concepts from North America and beyond. This January, IDS is holding their big Toronto event from January 21-24. For this event, IDS was looking for a parallax website to go along with their great design. Working alongside IDS’s designer, SplitMango was able to develop the perfect site for their needs. Our Goals Develop a parallax website that followed the IDS design Create a responsive, user-friendly environment     VISIT THEIR SITE! Get more useful articles about your business &… Read Story

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The Best Technologies at The Vegas Consumer Electronics Show 2016

4 minute read CES 2016 finished this weekend in Las Vegas and we were treated to some interesting and innovative new technologies at this year’s rendition of the event. We’ve compiled a list that details some of the most intriguing technologies we’ve heard about at this years event, from Smart Refrigerators, to Personal transportation, and wearable translators to retro film making. Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator Pictures of the inside of your fridge on your smartphone every time the door is closed The ability to buy groceries using the 21.5 inch touch screen on your fridge Leave notes for your family… Read Story

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New Years Eve 2015 in Vancouver

2 Minute Read New Years Eve is coming up pretty fast and some of you might still be wondering what to do. Lucky for you, Vancouver has a lot going on that night. So get your sparkly pantsuit ready and pucker those lips cause here’s our list of NYE favourites. New Years Eve 2015 Fireworks – Free Where: Canada Place Way and Coal Harbour, Downtown Vancouver When: 6 p.m. Thursday, December 31, 2015 to 12:20 a.m. January 1, 2016 Info: NYE Vancouver Festival: 6 p.m. to 12:20 a.m. CF Pacific Centre Lounge: 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Early Eve Countdown… Read Story

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The Best Present for that Not-So-Techy Family Member

5 Minute Read Aziz Ansari might not want to be his dad’s personal computer guy, but this Christmas there will be millions of frustrated moms and dads with outdated browsers and untouched iPhones who could use your help. So for Christmas, instead of waiting for those late night panicked calls from Howard and Virginia, let’s be less resentful and try to teach the things we take for granted. Here’s a few potential ideas we thought you could do to show your appreciation for those less-than-techy people you love. *Warning – Computer Language Isn’t Universal Before we begin, remember that the… Read Story

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Tech for the Traveling Web Developer

4 Minute Read Working in the tech industry and traveling the world comes with pros and cons. While you have the freedom to work from anywhere, you need to make sure you’re traveling light. At the beginning of next year, I’ll be leaving for a year-long extended honeymoon around the world. This trip promises to be much different than the other backpacking adventures I’ve been on. Not only for the obvious reason of being married, but also because I’m a web developer now, not an out of work student. Being a traveling professional will mean that I’ll need to take… Read Story

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How To Get The Most Out Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

4.5 Minute Read We are all excited for Star Wars. We grew up on the original series. We’ve sat through re-release after re-release and a new trilogy that most fans would rather forget. Like the Jedi, we were forgotten, living in the shadows waiting for the return of our once great order. This weekend we will awake, after months of teasers and trailers followed by broomsticks swung with sound effects. It’s finally happening. If any of that sounds a little intense, that’s okay. We will be the Jedi Council that guides you through having a great experience at the movies…. Read Story

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5 Design Trends Bringing In The 2016 New Year

1.5 Minute Read Design is always evolving. Look back even two years and drop shadows were seen as distasteful. Using the style was a sure way to get a design sent back to Photoshop. That quickly changed when Google introduced a subtle level depth to their design philosophy, Material Design. Drop shadow isn’t the only thing that’s changed lately though. We are here to help guide you through those misty waters with a look into our design and development crystal ball for 2016.   Responsive Web Design Designed by Freepik Responsive Web Design isn’t new to the coming year, but… Read Story

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Christmas Gifts for the Techie Girl or Guy

1.5 Minute Read Christmas seems to be popping up everywhere around us and the thought of buying presents has already started entering our heads. So we thought we’d list a few of our favourites around this year for that techie girl or guy you might know. Take a look around, you might find something you like! Adults iPad Pro The newest iPad is out and boy, is it gorgeous. With a 12.9 inch screen and 2732 x 2048 resolution, the iPad Pro is on a totally different playing field. Throw in that Apple Pencil for the illustrator in your life,… Read Story

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