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First time eating at PIE - So good that it physically hurts.

First time eating at PIE - So good that it physically hurts.

It was a rainy afternoon sometime last week (I can't recall exactly which rainy afternoon it was). My fellow bandmate Jon and I were feeling the hunger bug and thinking about where we should go to remedy our dilemma. In hindsight, we thought about it for an un-reasonable amount of time, but we ultimately decided to take a walk to Wood Fired Pies on Barrie's lakeshore. We both love some good Pizza, but we had never visited Pie. It was long overdue, and well worth it.

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iOS 7 Created using Microsoft Word - Proof that it's about the designer and not the tools (Video)

iOS 7 Created using Microsoft Word - Proof that it's about the designer and not the tools (Video)

This is seriously mind-blowing to watch and Thain and I had our jaws dropped the entire time. Not only does this designer get his iOS 7 mock-up razor close to the actual thing, but he does it using only Microsoft word and no outside assets. Only text, shapes, gradients and special characters. This is a clear demonstration of how a good designer can put any tool at their mercy to get a job done.

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Honesty over "SEO": The incredible transformation of online search

Honesty over "SEO": The incredible transformation of online search

You've probably heard the term "SEO" before from your co-workers, a web designer or marketing firm. Now a mis-understood acronym promising the "top spot" in search engines, SEO is simply the practice of technically refining your online marketing strategies to optimize for visibility. Although it's important to show up first when people search for your business, the way to the top is no longer through keywords and tags, but through something simpler to understand. Something more fitting for an internet age, demanding authenticity.

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