24 August Take a ride ... 14 years ago! August 24, 2014By Kelly O Development, General 2000, 3d, flash, millennium, old 0 We've done some fun things over the years. One of our favorites was our year 2000 Millennium website. We wanted to do something out of this world that might get some interesting attention. The story starts in a space craft hanger on a distant but similar planet. You're guided on board the space craft and after a few system checks, you embark on your quest for intelligence. Millennium website start page In 2000, the web was still fairly new and progressively cool new animated websites were taking the stage for the first time. As a pioneer of digital technology, we thought it might be nice to show our stuff and what better way to do it than at the onset of a new millennium. We worried a bit about the controversial Y2K bug that threatened to shut done technology, and that all the work we put into it might be for not. But optimism prevailed and we tried to put a lot of talents together for this very cool (at the time) flash website and intro. This is the extended version that provides a journey of sorts before you get to the website. Remember, this is year 2000 technology. It may not play correctly on some modern devices (phones, and some tablets) but give it a try anyway. You might enjoy the ride. Related Posts Know your Domain Registrar Being a web developer I work with setting up domain names, email, and DNS all the time. It's clear to me that some domain registrars are better than others both in services offered and price. In fact the range is quite extreme. For example, my favorite domain registrar Linkship.com, charges about $15.99 CAD per year for a .com domain registration, while some competitors charge as much $85 CAD per year. That's quite a difference, and the service/support from those expensive registrars is most often a large leap backward. One of the common scams I see regarding domain names, and I do call them scams, is that you may get some official looking "renewal" notifications from some of those "expensive" registrars who are basically trying to fool you into transferring your domain name to them at their outrageously higher prices. Or, a so called "domain protection" or "SEO listing" service may try to imply your renewal with them is due and your domain will be de-listed if you do not submit payment. How they do this is why I consider them scammers, providing a somewhat ambiguous "request to pay notice" based on your domain name expiry date. When you register a domain name, unless you specifically purchase a privacy option, your registration information is public information. The notices look very official, come at the right time, and even occasionally threaten you to act quickly. 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Scammer Registrar Example #1 "International Whois Domain Protection Agency" Scammer Registrar Example #2 "Domain SEO Services" Scammer Registrar Example #3 "Domain Registry of Canada" comes by mail in a manila envelope. Maybe take a moment and double check who your domain registrar is. Get familiar with their notices, etc. Login to your domain account now and then and make sure your contact info is up to date so you don't miss any legitimate renewal notifications. If you're not sure who your domain registrar is, you can try a "Whois" lookup ... simply input your domain and the registration details will come up. Last but not least, if you need a great domain registrar I encourage you to try LinkShip.com. Compared to other registrars, in the long run LinkShip generally provides the best pricing, best options, and exceptional support. Resizing images fast and easy if you've ever wanted to resize a bunch of images for an online photo gallery and don't want to have to open up PhotoShop or some other image editting software, here's a great tip. Todays digital cameras, even mobile phones can take photos that are really huge in Mega Pixels. Most of the time, these images are 3 to 4 times larger than they need to be for a website gallery, and uploading the full size version is a waste of space and might even slow down your web pages. Try this: If you're using a windows operating system (not sure if Apples have a similar feature), browse to the photos on your computer, highlight the ones you want to resize, then right click and select the "Send to mail Recipient" option. When you do, the system will ask you if you want to resize the images before sending .. say yes and pick your size. For most website gallery photos, 800 x 600 is plenty big. Simply send the email to yourself and you will get an email with nicely resized images. Quick and easy. Hope that helps! Comment (0) Comments are closed.