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Ice Road Truckers is back! Check out the new Facebook app

Monday, June 4th, 2012 at 8:30 am

We get to do a lot of fun stuff here at Piehead. Whether it’s a microsite, mobile app or a social campaign, we are always pushing the boundaries creating unique and fun consumer experiences. With that, we wanted to share our most recent development project – an Ice Road Truckers Facebook application.

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Responsibly Responsive Design

Monday, March 12th, 2012 at 9:00 am

Since ancient times, when users were ‘surfers’ and Netscape still roamed the Information Superhighway, screen resolution has been a concern for web developers. It was difficult enough in bygone eras to determine how much content could fit onto a screen before the user was treated to an unseemly scroll bar along the bottom of their browser. A developer had to carefully plan the dimensions of their website to accommodate the four or five monitor resolutions used by the broadest possible audience.

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State of the Web: Flash vs HTML5

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 9:00 am

Flash or HTML5 are at the center of a major debate. Long-standing Flash, the prominent rich media format for years, has been second-guessed in favor of HTML5, a series of standards that may be most ideal for iOS, Android, and mobile as a whole. We’ve compared the two approaches, and compiled an infographic outlining the pros and cons of each

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Is Facebook having a mid-life crisis?

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Have you resisted posting something to Facebook in fear that your Dad might complain? Do you frantically un-tag yourself in photos your old college friends post to make sure Grandma doesn’t see you in a toga? As the average age of Facebook users starts to rise, these activities are becoming more common among many members of Facebook’s core user base. The initial crowd that fled MySpace to poke their college friends on The Facebook is starting to change their habits.

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The Death of MIX and the Future of Microsoft on the Web

Friday, December 30th, 2011 at 11:51 am

After close to a year of waiting for news and updates regarding the Microsoft MIX 2012 conference, it’s become clear to me that the event will not happen this year. While this might not seem like a big deal, it says a lot about Microsoft’s direction when it comes to web and mobile development. MIX was Microsoft’s only event dedicated to web and mobile development, as well as the only major event that brought Microsoft technology together with designers and UX professionals. Is the likely cancellation of MIX 2012 a sign that Microsoft is giving up in the web and mobile spaces?

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