Author Archives: Jon Hardison

A designer, photographer and geek... ha media's creative director and chief technologist. You'll generally find him in a dark room plotting the rise of one client or another, giggling cynically.

Adobe Creative Cloud – Viable Service or Liability?

If you’re loud enough Adobe will give you a 30 day credit so you can get back to work, but there’s more you should consider. Check it out here…

Apple’s Fall From Grace – Go Hack Yourself!

What if we told you that anyone, including your 10 year old, could take complete control of your computer in under 1 minute if they’re sitting in front of it? What if we told you that simply losing your laptop could expose all the client data you have on that computer?

Parallax Scrolling – Really? Do we have to?

I bowed out of most of the various technology for real estate groups some two weeks ago, fearing that I was getting caught up on the wrong side of many issues relating to the creative side of design and tech for Real Estate.  My learless feeder, despite all my great arguments, chose to stay and…

Why Real Estate TV Ads Miss Their Mark

I hated the Century 21 ads. Yep, I said “hated”. It’s not because most seemed unfriendly to one group or another or because my 12 year old could have probably shot them better. It’s because these ads committed the same wrongs we’ve watched play out in industry advertising for decades

Introducing Another New Responsive Site

Hi Everyone!  We’re chugging away and hard at work on a great many new projects, most of which are on the web.  We just thought we take a moment show off a little with one of our latest projects.  Just like our last web release, this real estate website is fully mobile responsive, so there’s…

Fully Responsive Real Estate Site – Right or wrong, it’s done!

LiveUptownNow.com Preview

Hi Guys: It’s been a while since we’ve had the time to blog.  Sorry for the absence, but now we’re back. One of the reasons we were gone for so long was because we needed to make some changes.  Some big changes, the biggest of which was the main tool we use to develop our…

UPDATE: Diverse Solutions IDX Security Issue

Diverse Solutions makes key changes to their control panel security designed to greatly reduce risks to their clients and developers. But more changes are still on the way…

Diverse Solutions IDX Security Issue

Hi everyone: Not happy to be writing this post, and while it’s probably not a very big deal for the vast majority of Agents out there, this newly discovered issue could be huge for some, brokerages in particular.   Description: Two days ago we discovered a sizable vulnerability with the Diverse Solutions control panel.  In…

The Diverse Solution Mobile Web Snafu

mobile real estate search app

Diverse Solutions’ Mobile Real Estate Search: how to make sure your site visitors have the experience you intended when using your site on a mobile device. It’s not hard. You just need to think it through.

“The Bad” The guys at WPMUDEV.org catch an evil plug-in

Being up to my eyeballs in work certainly has its advantages, but sometimes it’d be nice to be able to dig a little more into trends and new bits of code.  Thank goodness for the occasional email from a few organizations that try their best to keep me relatively close to the edge. I received one such email this…