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August Long Weekend 2015: Things to do in Vancouver

August Long Weekend is almost here and boy, we can’t wait to share some cool things that are happening in and around Vancouver. Get ready for sea monsters, burly loggers, flashing lights, beautiful harmonies, powerful celebrations and parades by the sea. Here are six events and activities that are bound to be fantastic. Sea Monster’s Revealed at the Vancouver Aquarium Running until Monday, September 7 This weekend will be perfect to visit the Vancouver Aquarium’s latest exhibit, Sea Monsters Revealed. Similar to the very popular human anatomy exhibits around the world, Sea Monsters Revealed shows dissected bodies of creatures from… Read Story

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An Exciting Community Initiative You Need to Know About

SplitMango & Community Involvement What’s better than throwing a BBQ on a beautiful summer evening? Not much! So when we were approached by one of our staff to sponsor an inner city youth theatre camp by throwing a Parents & Campers BBQ, we immediately jumped on board. Green Room Theatre Camp Green Room Theatre Camp is a six-week evening camp that teaches Surrey high school students the entire life cycle of a theatrical production. The program is unique for a number of reasons: The culmination of the program will be an original show that the campers get to take to… Read Story

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Find Great Inspiration Every Time You Need It

We all want to be inspired by the beauty and creativity of the world around us, yet it’s still difficult to find a method of inspiration that you can come back to again and again. One of the best ways I’ve found to most easily acquire solid inspiration that you can rely on and come back to, is by visiting a place I’ve never gone before. As you can probably see, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Italy. Let me just add it’s even easier when you visit somewhere known for design in the first place. But let’s hold… Read Story

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Creating Trust, Delight and Pleased Readers Through Typography

When it comes to creating great web design, typography should always be considered carefully. It helps to create an experience even before users read a word or click a button, establishes a style of communication, and sets flow and rhythm. Good web typography is not just about choosing a font. A balance has to be achieved between the verbal and visual aspect of the composition. We need users to be engaged and convince them to stay with us. Just pouring words on a page does not make good communication, we have to ensure we make the reading experience effortless. Choosing… Read Story

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How Structured Data SEO Helps You Beat Your Competition

Google has said high quality, credible content that web searchers can easily use is the way to better rankings. This has resulted in a content creation boom of 2.5 quintillion bytes of data per day. All this new content needs to be indexed as efficiently as possible for Google to serve users the most relevant information they can. There needed to be a way to break some aspects of the new content down into universal snippets that would allow for it to be categorized and compared quickly. All this categorization would need to be done without ever being shown on… Read Story

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4 Summer Blockbusters You Should See

Listed in no particular order, here are four summer blockbusters we think you should see. Jurassic World Chris Pratt is a Huge Hunk of Hunk! Jokes aside, this movie rules in all the ways a summer blockbuster should. It doesn’t ask much from it’s audience, but it delivers heaps of adventure. The plot is great balance between a nod to John Hammond’s Dino world of the nineties and what 2015 could bring to that experience. The AV is great and it’s one you’ll want to see in AVX to get the best experience. So check your brain at the door… Read Story

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Improve Your Search Rankings Now With Valuable Webmaster Tools

Do you want to see an in depth look into how your site is performing in Google? Webmaster Tools, recently renamed Search Console, shows you potential problem areas that need to be fixed so you can improve your rankings quickly and strategically. Your website is a treasure chest of information that can help you improve your business. A large amount of the analytical data that you can and should be studying is available in Search Console. You’ll find a detailed list of Search Console’s main features at the end of this post for you to use when you want. The… Read Story

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A Practical Guide to Improve Your Hashtag Performance

Here’s a practical guide to the hashtag, a simple tool that helps you get better results with your social media posts. If you’ve ever been on Twitter or Facebook and noticed that “hashtag” thing but aren’t sure how to use it best then you should continue reading. It’s fairly common for hashtags to be used incorrectly. We’re here to help you avoid these mistakes so you can properly promote your business online. What is a hashtag? In social media the definition of hashtag is “a word or phrase preceded by a hash or pound sign (#) and used to identify… Read Story

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Meet the Mangos – Willie Li

It’s Friday, so let’s have a little chit chat with one of our designers at SplitMango. SplitMango: Hi Willie, I want to ease our audience into this conversation with an simple question. What’s your name? Willie: William. I prefer Willie though that’s what my friends and colleagues call me. SplitMango: What drew you to design? Willie: Since I was a little kid, I have always been fascinated by how line and shape can be used the communicate messages. It became a hobby for me and most of my design knowledge was self-taught. This interest has driven me to a career… Read Story

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Client Spotlight – Vancouver Poetry House

We thought you might be interested in hearing a breakdown of one of our favourite projects we’ve worked on at SplitMango. Last year we worked with Vancouver Poetry House (VPH) to create a website that showcased their unique events and culture. VPH’s irrevocable purpose “is to advance, federate, shelter & maintain poetry in Vancouver with equal respect for the literary and oral traditions.” They not only strive to advance the education of poetry, they have created a yearly poetry festival and established a dedicated permanent home for the poetic arts in Vancouver. Through their work they encourage poetry and poetic… Read Story

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