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Smart Advertisements that Make You Laugh

Smart Advertisements that Make You Laugh 150 150 adminxs

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Smart Advertisements

We can’t seem to get enough of cleverly designed advertisements, particularly those that deliver messages with a keen sense of humor, or convey ideas in ways we never expected. These should make you chuckle…they did for us. For the mid-afternoon surfers, here’s something light to digest.

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2016 Lobster Festivals – Orange County and Los Angeles

2016 Lobster Festivals – Orange County and Los Angeles 150 150 adminxs

lobster festival orange county los angeles2016 Lobster Fest – YUM! Are You Going?

Come join the fun this August and September Lobster Festivals around town. Enjoy scrumptious East Coast lobsters flown in fresh daily, gourmet appetizers, desserts, no-host bars, live music, DJ’s, dancing, amazing Silent Auctions and more. Tickets can be purchased online for each event. In support of our local communities, we’ve included a sample collection of our Orange County web design team’s favorite eateries and promotional designs.

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2015's Taste of Orange County™- Top Restaurant Websites

2015's Taste of Orange County™- Top Restaurant Websites 150 150 adminxs

2015’s Taste of Orange County™-
Top Restaurant Websites

Some of the newest and most well-known, premiere restaurants in Orange County have showed off their talents at the recent Taste Of Orange County™ festival over last Father’s Day weekend, June 20th & 21st at Irvine’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. There was delectable items on the menu for all palates to discover and enjoy! In support of our amazing local restaurants, we’ve included a sample collection of our Orange County web design team’s favorite eateries and websites.

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7 Ways to Improve Your Facebook Click Rate

7 Ways to Improve Your Facebook Click Rate 150 150 adminxs
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7 Ways to Improve Your Facebook Click Rate

Did you know that there are proven methods for improving your click rate on Facebook? Our web design orange county team at Urban Geko is here to tell you how.

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The Skinny on American Apparel Bankruptcy Rumors

The Skinny on American Apparel Bankruptcy Rumors 150 150 adminxs


In a closet packed with tank tops, blazers, faded jeans and business attire, by far my most comfortable piece of clothing is my bright red ‘Legalize LA’ American Apparel t-shirt. It’s one of the softest pieces of clothing I own. This is why when news broke on Twitter that the hipster clothing store might be facing bankruptcy my inner fashion sense felt distraught. It’s difficult to imagine a world where I won’t be able to shop for overpriced basics and admire the large helvetica typeface in Downtown LA. read more

Wipeout Announced for Google Wave

Wipeout Announced for Google Wave 150 150 adminxs


“Who wants a Google Wave invitation?” is what I saw sprawled across the facebook status updates and twitter feeds for months when the collaborative communication tool first came out last May. Having no idea what exactly Google Wave was, I reluctantly accepted a friend’s invitation and proceeded to view the introductory video. Still confused about its practical application to me, as a project coordinator at a high-end Orange County Web Design studio, I simply forgot about it as it sat dormant in my Google account. read more

M.C. Escher's Impossible Structures Come to Life in 'Inception'

M.C. Escher's Impossible Structures Come to Life in 'Inception' 150 150 adminxs


For me, experiencingInception for the very first time felt as though the very fabric of my intensely curious mind was being unraveled at the seams by three of the world’s most fascinating subjects: dreams, M.C. Escher’s artwork and existentialism. Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece took the theory of lucid dreaming, the idea that the awareness one is dreaming gives one control over the dream itself, and Escher’s impossible mathematics driven imagery to the next level in the most intricate and revolutionary plot since The Matrix. He unveiled another layer of reality by infusing the story with a subconscious love story between Leonardo DiCaprio and Academy Award Winner Marion Cotillard that is ultimately thwarted by deeply rooted sense of existentialism. The sublime complexity of the film captivates viewers on such a personal, surreal level that it’s no wonder it’s maintained its #1 spot at the box office for the 3rd consecutive weekend. read more

LA City Council Approves Permanent Ban on Hollywood 'Supergraphics'

LA City Council Approves Permanent Ban on Hollywood 'Supergraphics' 150 150 adminxs

From alcohol to mobile devices, banks and movies ‘supergraphic’ signs advertise most of today’s most popular products and services. This will no longer be the case, however, for Hollywood, CA. Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council approved a motion made by council president, Eric Garcetti to permanently ban “supergraphics” in Hollywood. read more

Google in China: Does 'Don't Be Evil' mean 'Don't Be Censored'?

Google in China: Does 'Don't Be Evil' mean 'Don't Be Censored'? 150 150 adminxs

In an effort to renew their Internet Content Provider (ICP) License in China, Google has announced that it will not longer be automatically redirecting users from their China search engine (google.cn) to their Hong Kong one (google.com.hk). By midnight tonight their license will expire, but it is still uncertain whether this change will be enough to secure a renewed one.
The new google.cn will simply feature a tab that users can click on to be redirected to the Hong Kong version of the site and provide music downloads and text translate which are unfiltered by the Chinese government. read more

Onitsuka Tiger's Latest Ad: A Thrillingly Insightful Look at the Origin of Chinese Zodiacs

Onitsuka Tiger's Latest Ad: A Thrillingly Insightful Look at the Origin of Chinese Zodiacs 150 150 adminxs

I found this youtube video on twitter the other day created by Asics’ Onitsuka Tiger’s brand that delivers a clever animation of the origin of chinese zodiacs with a subtle marketing plug at the end called Onitsuka Tiger- Zodiac Race. read more