Driftless Calling Interactive Magazine is a collaboration between Driftless Calling and Studio 91 in promoting the entire Driftless Region. Our focus is to create awareness of the scenic beauty and outdoor recreation options we have available. For people who enjoy the "Great Outdoors", Driftless Calling Interactive Magazine and www.driftlesscalling.com hopes to convey various aspects of interests pertaining to these various passions.
In addition, DCIM will help promote local small businesses by offering "interactive ad space". A simple QR (Quick Response) code can be placed to allow a viewer to scan your QR code and will direct them to a businesses' website, YouTube video (commercial), email messages, text based messages and links to exclusive coupons and promotions to help generate business.
Taking an approximate 2"x3" space, a business can have a QR code direct viewers to a 30 second, 60 second or 15 commercial for their brand/business which is available for download 24/7/365 on www.driftlesscalling.com and www.s91llc.com as well! There are virtually no limits of what a business can convey via video!
The concept is simple. Take a 2 Dimensional space and make it interactive and accessible without spatial or time parameters.
For more information, please email, call or stop into the Studio 91 Office located at 1502 Suite B, South Marquette Road.
"Sometimes to be successful, one must be different."
QR Code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) first designed for the automotive industry. More recently, the system has become popular outside the industry due to its fast readability and large storage capacity compared to standard UPC barcodes. The code consists of black modules (square dots) arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be made up of four standardized kinds ("modes") of data (numeric, alphanumeric, byte/binary, Kanji), or through supported extensions, virtually any kind of data.
The QR Code was invented in Japan by the Toyota subsidiary Denso Wave in 1994 to track vehicles during the manufacturing process, and was originally designed to allow components to be scanned at high speed. It has since become one of the most popular types of two-dimensional barcodes.
Source: QR Codes on Freebase, licensed under CC-BY
Here's a great article on what to look for in a website design expectations and some good FAQs.
Paraphrased from: http://smallbiztrends.com/2012/03/choosing-a-web-design-company.html
1. Do you like their site?
First impressions matter. You wouldn’t go to a dentist you had terrible teeth, right? No, you wouldn’t. You are looking for someone to help you with your first impression, so you need to be impressed with theirs.
2. Do you like their work?
Direct industry experience doesn’t matter — or, at least, shouldn’t matter as much. Even if they haven’t done a slew of sites in your direct industry, don’t discredit it. You know what you like, so what matters is seeing things you like in their portfolio. The work should stand on its own.
3. Does their sales person know their stuff?
Do they need to be the actual developer? No, but they should be able to understand your problems and be able to articulate how their service can address those problems. It’s surprisingly easy to spot people who are just talk. If you’re not overly techy, try looping in your IT department so they can help you make some sense of it.
4. Do you believe their story?
It’s not that people actually try to deceive someone, but if you are having a conversation about your needs and their ability to deliver on those needs, you should just ask yourself simply, “Do I think that they are shooting me straight?” If it’s timeline, budget, technologies, expertise, or whatever, the story needs to add up. If you trust your gut, you will make the right decision.
5. Who does the work?
Sales people are great, but the designers and programmers are the ones actually building your website. Ask where they’re located and if they’re full-time or part-time. What you don’t want is to get into a relationship with a company whose employees are all contractors or working oversees because if there’s a problem with your site, you want it fixed now, not the next time they punch in.
6. Who owns the code?
This one is big. If you don’t own the work at the end of the process you should run, don’t walk, from that firm. You will have more problems in the long term with a company who owns your stuff. You want to know that they are going to be there for you after the launch because you want them to not because you have no other choice in the matter.
In this industry, the adage that you get what you pay for is by far the truest of all truths. There is no checklist or silver bullet when it comes to this kind of decision, but the above will help steer you in the right direction.
Great day to be outside! Much better than sitting inside my office typing my blog entry!
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