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Category: Development

Internet Explorer is Missing Color?

FYI – here’s a tip for Internet Explorer users. If you’re seeing the web in Black and White (or Grayscale), it’s probably not a bug. You’re not actually missing color in Internet Explorer. The chances are, it’s a simple Accessibility setting that needs to be unchecked: “Ignore colors specified on webpages.”

You can fix the Internet Explorer Black White Bug by following these steps.

Step 1: Press Alt and then select Tools > Internet Options.

License the Mobile Intelligence Report

I want to find someone who will correct the business mistakes I made on the Mobile Intelligence Report, and turn this into a viable product. It can be a very powerful sales tool for advertising agencies.

Examples of Mobile Intelligence Reports (taken mid 2010)

Business History

I designed this report thinking that agencies would order a lot of them for prospecting. The reports reveal what a website looks like on 3 mobile devices, which is usually quite bad, especially if there’s Flash. While the report did show clients why they should invest in a mobile website, ad agencies did not order them in bulk. The reason is that ad agencies are setup to take on a few clients at a time. They do not “turn and burn” cold calls like software businesses because they’re not setup to handle thousands of clients.

I designed this report both economically and technologically to be generated in bulk and uploaded to a server. The better way to do it would be to create a self-service website, where reports are generated on the fly and customers are billed somewhere between $10-50 per report.

As of now, I am busy building Company Data Trees. I have no time to pursue this business opportunity, yet it pains me to have all this cool IP just sitting there. If you have some time on your hands, and you want to give this a try, please call me (do not email) at +1 (760) 542-8027.

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News Update: Mobile Intelligence Report is Out



The Mobile Intelligence Report allows marketers to see what their website looks like on mobile devices. So they can see what their mobile customers see.

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How to manage outsourced developers

Effectively communicating with your outsourced development team can save you a lot of money.

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