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Monday, 18 June 2012
Featured Site: Deep Dark and Dangerous
Topic: Featured Friday

Deep Dark and Dangerous is the terrific title of a thought provoking book on the perils of salvage diving and those brave souls who dared the murky Northwest waters.  At times their missions were gruesome and not just for retrieving pirate booty.  Photos of these daring men and excerpts from the book itself illustrate the danger involved with every dive.

 


Author Rebecca Harrison’s website offers more details about the interesting novel itself and also where one can pick up a copy.  You can even meet Rebecca herself at one of the many book signings listed on the site.   The site also highlights another book the author has written and deserves a moment of exploration.  

Check it out today!


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Friday, 8 June 2012
Featured Friday: Wudang Daojia Kung Fu
Topic: Featured Friday

This week's featured site will teach you more than you ever knew about the art of kung fu. Wudang Daojia Kung Fu is an amazingly designed website with an abundance of information. The site is easily navigated and appealing to any admirer of great web design.

 


 

A little bit about Wudang Kung Fu... 

 

Lu Shifu is the owner & Head Coach at Wudang. He trained in China and has over 20 years of Kung Fu experience. The website was built by one of Shifu's senior students, Joshua Perry. 

 

The website is enjoyable to peruse, learning more about their philosophy behind kung fu as well as the art itself. Unfortunately, Wudang is not open to any new students at the time, but you can join the waiting list!

 

Check them out today: www.wudangkungfu.ca

 


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Friday, 1 June 2012
Featured Friday
Topic: Featured Friday

Cows vs. Visitors!  If you ever imagined those gentle herbivores carrying pitchforks and rifles in an attempt to protect the Earth from Alien invaders, then you must check out Omni-miniatures! Omni-miniatures is a home-based business that specializes in manufacturing war gaming and RPG miniatures.  You can easily find unique and creative Sci-Fi or Fantasy characters to help bring your game playing to life.  The Colorado based company’s ordering process is simple and straightforward - tell them what you want and how many and after a simple PayPal payment your cool looking figures are shipped to your door.

 

 

The site has numerous pictures of the various miniatures they carry plus scenery is also available to enhance your playing field.  All miniatures come unpainted but the pictures on the site help you envision how you could characterize these great pieces.  If you are new to roleplaying or not sure where to find a great game to get started, the site’s Useful Links section helps get you on your way.  I remember watching my brothers play D&D for hours and none of their miniatures ever looked as cool as these. Did I mention there are cows battling for freedom?!

Check it out today!


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Friday, 25 May 2012
Featured Friday: Echoreason
Topic: Featured Friday

Today's featured site comes to us from an awesome band as well as awesome website builders! Echoreason, is a rock band out of Seattle, WA. The band started in 2010 and took a while to get up a website, but the one they have up now is amazing!

 


 

Echoreason has a super-easy to navigate website. You can read how the band got their start in the bio, listen to some music, and check out their tour dates. Currently it looks like they are currently sticking around Washington, but maybe if we get them enough traffic they'll be able to venture elsewhere! 

 

Check out their site and listen to their music today! Visit echoreason.angelfire.com!

 


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Friday, 18 May 2012
Featured Friday
Topic: Featured Friday

Social Networking for the Dead might seem a bit unusual but the folks at ObitCity.com have created a destination where the good memories of those who have passed on can be shared.  The extensive site is a labor of love where each submitted obituary is typed into an extensive database that can be easily searched.  With modest beginnings, the site has since grown to include entries from all 50 states.  The volunteer “staff” know how healing sharing words on the life of a departed one can be for a grieving family.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

The layout provides easy navigation so you can learn more on how to submit an obituary or what’s new on the site.  ObitCity has a section on how they can help you either write an obituary or assist in hosting sites for a funeral homes to get them better exposure. ObitCity.com might seem strange on first pass but I highly recommend you dig a bit more deeply because the site is a tremendous resource.

Check it out today! 


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Updated: Friday, 18 May 2012 5:44 PM EDT
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Friday, 27 April 2012
Featured Friday: Champaign County Sharks Volleyball
Topic: Featured Friday

Today’s Featured Friday site is the Champaign County Sharks Volleyball Club.  This great site is a terrific resource of information for the hard working volleyball club of the Ohio Valley Region.  The Club’s mission is to promote good sportsmanship among young ladies and help them develop a love of volleyball and it’s clear they are quite successful in that endeavor.  

 

 

 


 

 

The site’s great design and navigation makes it easy to discover Tournament and Practice Schedules plus learning the current week’s Pool Play.  Upon viewing the Photos section, you  see how thrilled each team is with their bracket or championship wins!  If you have a sports club and want to design a website to help promote your team, their season or highlight their success, then look no further than Champaign County Sharks Volleyball Club for inspiration.

 

Check it out today!


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Monday, 23 April 2012
Featured Website: Signing Time Foundation
Topic: Featured Friday

Going to be in the Portland area May 19th?  You should check out the Signing Time Foundation’s concert featuring Rachel Coleman, Emmy-Nominated star of the PBS show “Signing Time”.  The site provides the details for this tremendous event and ways you can help either by volunteering your time or donating to help cover the venue costs.

 

 

 

The organization is dedicated to making ASL accessible to all families and there are such benefits to signing to all children, not just those who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Learn more about Rachel’s personal experiences and how Signing Time came to be.  Support this amazing group that wants to help create a world where all children can express themselves.

Check it out today.


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Friday, 13 April 2012
Featured Friday: Screamers Archive
Topic: Featured Friday

Wish you could relive your childhood?  Looking for a bit of nostalgia to help make the work day a bit sunnier?  Then look no further than Screamers Archive.  The creator of the site has such a passion for all things cool - especially from the 70’s & 80’s!  The site is a treasure trove of cartoons, movies and toys and you will be sure to find a priceless gem of days gone by that will make you exclaim “I remember that!” with great enthusiasm.

 

 


 

 

I enjoyed seeing the great movie posters of my youth - Goonies, Jaws and Gremlins. Goonies never say Die!  Plus, a whole section on cartoons that remind me of many afternoons spent in front of the TV watching fantastic shows like Thundercats, Voltron and Jem (she’s truly outrageous!)  Are you a classic gamer and lover of such hits like Asteroids or Breakout? After visiting the arcade section of the site, you will be searching online for the nearest arcade to get your fix!  

You will be reminded of backyard days having epic battles between the Transformers and the Imperial Empire.  Not sure who my money was on - Optimus Prime or Darth Vader?  Enjoy this trip to your youthful past and check out Screamers Archive today!


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Friday, 6 April 2012
Featured Friday: Cameraflage Photography
Topic: Featured Friday

This week's featured site is a beautifully done photography website. Cameraflage Photography specializes in portraits, categories including Family, Kids, Newborns, and Maternity. Each section has a sampling of Cameraflage's work using attractive slideshows.

 

 

 

 

You can contact Cameraflage Photography by emailing them directly or connecting to them via their Facebook fan page. Check out their website and photography today!

 


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Friday, 17 February 2012
Featured Friday: Smiling Dog Farms
Topic: Featured Friday

Today’s site highlights an amazing group out of Wharton, TX, who provide sanctuary to dogs who have been deemed “unadoptable” or have run out of time at a shelter.  Jay Hellerich and Richard Clements have been making a difference in the lives of these unique animals since 1994 and have since bought a peaceful 37-acre farm to ensure there will always be a place for the dogs.
 

 



Exploring the site you will discover how the sanctuary began and are able to learn more about the dogs currently at the farm.  Though most of the dogs are there to live out the rest of their days, some are available for adoptions and you can learn more about these cuties.  Plus, there is a whole section that details the various ways you can help Smiling Dog Farms.
 
Take a few minutes to check the site out and support a wonderful and caring group!


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