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Chris Olbekson is a technology geek, freelance web developer and graphic designer from Houston, Texas.

WordPress 3.0 New Features

WordPress Version 3.0  is set to be released in the next week or so and contains some exciting new enhancements and improvements over previous versions. I have been working with the beta and release candidate versions over the past few weeks to develop a client project. I had to make the decision early on to [...]

Facebook Fan Pages for Businesses

For many small businesses and companies a Facebook fan page can be used as an integral part of their marketing strategy. A recent report on Mashable reported that out of Facebook’s 400 million users over 116 million are in the US and when you compare that number to US Census estimates it concludes that 37% [...]

KPFT 40th anniversary T-Shirt Contest

March 1, 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of 90.1 FM KPFT, Houston’s only listener sponsored commercial free radio station. KPFT was founded in 1970 by journalist Larry Lee, who convinced Pacifica to establish an independent listener-supported station in Houston. KPFT is part of the of thePacifica network of independent, noncommercial radio stations in the service [...]

Support Local Grow Together

#SLGT Support Local Grow Together is a group of local businesses and like minded individuals who have banded together to promote sustainable living and to help other businesses succeed by supporting local. SLGT was started in 2009 by J.R. Cohen, general manager of The Coffee Gounds who has succeeded by providing customers with: “a comfortable [...]

Your Guide To Web Font Embedding

Typekit Revisited Last week I wrote an article reviewing the new Typekit service for embedding fonts on websites. After using the service for over a week now on my website, I am still on the fence about it’s practical uses for building client sites. The font choices are incredible and they are offering a very [...]

Google Apps for business: Enterprise level communication and collaboration at a fraction of the cost.

Many small businesses face the dilemma: How to enable employees to share documents, communicate and collaborate on projects and present a professional well organized image to clients. Managed I.T. infrastructure is simply an expense they is way out of the scope for many companies. Google solves this problem with it’s new enterprise level cloud computing [...]

Typekit Review: Will this be the solution for web font embedding?

Until just recently web designers were very limited in the way they used fonts on websites. The Cufon js and Flash Sifr methods have been around for a little while but they are not widely accepted and you still had the license issue. Commercial Eula’s have always been very specific in regards to how you [...]

Glen Brown and The Kool Kats Website

The Project National recording artist and Elvis Impersonator, Glen Brown, needed a website to promote his new band and showcase his talents to a national booking venue audience. The requirements were a booking calendar and a built in media player so users could listen to any of his tracks. Glen also wanted to incorporate his [...]

RepairItGreen.Com Web Design Project

The Project Design and develop a logo, branding package, and website for a local home improvement company who specializes in providing eco friendly home repairs and offers improvements that save energy costs and help the environment. The Design Professional user friendly design that incorporates a go-green theme using softer and more modern colors than the [...]

2 Free texture packs to use in your designs

I recently squired an Epson V500 scanner and have been creating some really fun textures. If you would like a 1200 dpi version of any of these let me know and I will get it to you. Enjoy. 1st set: Various fabric samples and some slate formica 2nd set: A study in bubblewrap