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  • Stroganoff Foundation Enlists Pallasart Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

    The Stroganoff Foundation of New York, Paris and Saint Petersburg has enlisted Pallasart to create a new website for their organization...

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  • Berkeley Wine Company - New Faster Site Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

    Today Berekely Wine Company - "Your uncomprising Wine Source" launched the next generation of their popular site.  William Agathis, president of the company, commissioned Pallasart to upgrade the last version of the site to the powerful, open source software, PHP, and My SQL databases.  Formally the site had been built in an older, legacy shopping cart software...

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  • Wines.com Selects Austin Wine Guy Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

    Rob Moshein, The Austin Wine Guy, has been just been selected as an official reviewer and wine educator for wines.com - the number one wine site in the USA.  The Austin Wine Guy website was designed and built by Pallasart in 2008 and it's now the top site for wine in the Central Texas...

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  • Bob Atchison's Guide to Bronze Patinas Friday, June 24th, 2011

    Most people do not realize that bronze statues have artificial patinas applied to their surfaces.  Now we are not talking about ancient statues that have been dug up from the ground or raised from the seabed....

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  • Artists Still Scared of the Web?? Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

    The art market on the web is exploding.  Collectors are out there spending thousands online for the works of people like yourself —  paintings, graphics, sculpture, fine crafts — anything you can create.  Now this assumes you have something people want to buy and the price is right...

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  • Isis Mobile Phone Payment Technology Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

    Recently we have been talking in our blog about mobile payment technology and new initiatives in this area.  Beginning in 2012 Austin smartphone users will have this option....

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  • Amazon and Texas Close to a Deal Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

    The Austin American Statesman is reporting a possible deal between the State of Texas and Amazon over online sales tax.  Barry Harrell reports that Texas is negotiating - and may be close to a deal - to create 5,000 jobs and invest $300 million in the state.

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  • Choosing Colors for Luxury Websites Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

    Here I have created three images showing the same items and text on a white gray and black background.  I had to change the text colors a bit because white text and black text would not show up on the same colored backgrounds...

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  • More Pictures - Artemis Diana and Hounds Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

    Here are some more pictures of the new life-sized bronze of Artemis Diana and the Hounds we posted a few days ago in the blog...

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  • Luxury Websites Cut Out the Middleman Monday, June 13th, 2011

    There was a very interesting article in the New York Times today on a new start up e-commerce website targeting the men's luxury market, J. Hilburn....

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  • When is the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin? Sunday, June 12th, 2011

    The U.S. Grand Prix is going to be hosted in Austin on June 17, 2012. According to the official website of Formula 1...

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  • Russian Imperial Style - Part 2 Thursday, June 9th, 2011

    A year ago we commissioned a special Savonnerie carpet to be made by one of our suppliers.  There are two types of classic rugs, the Aubusson, which is a flat weave and the Savonnerie which has a sheared pile...

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  • Russian Imperial Style - Part 1 Thursday, June 9th, 2011

    In 2001 Pallasart ordered a number of replicas of furniture from Russian Imperial Palaces to be made by wood carvers and gilders that worked in the palace museums of Tsarskoe Selo...

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  • Apple's Announcement - iCloud is Here Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

    This past Monday Steve Jobs unveiled iCloud, and Apple has now joined Amazon and Google in this new phenomenon.  iCloud - like its counterparts are rival companies, will store documents, photos and other content on the internet and sync it across multiple Apple devices at no cost...

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  • HostGator to Double Staff in Austin Sunday, June 5th, 2011

    HostGator has announced they will be increasing staff from 280 to 500 within 12 months...

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  • Artemis Diana and the Triton Mermen Sunday, June 5th, 2011

    Although we are primarily known as an Austin web design company, Pallasart has being selling decorative art and furnishings for many years.  This business started online in 1997 and expanded to a retail store in the decorative center in Dallas...

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  • Wondering About https and SSL Certificates? Friday, June 3rd, 2011

    As follow-up to my blog on stock photography I'd like to share a list of favorite photographers on Dreamstime...

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  • Google Says No Support for Old Browsers Friday, June 3rd, 2011

    Google has posted an important announcement online today....

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  • My Opinion of 2011 Fashion Decorator Colors Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

    I remember a few months ago we got a look at the redesign of the Obama Oval Office in the White House.  Drab wheat browns and pale sepias had replaced the bright and sunny colors of the old Bush decor...

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  • The Big Pile of Boxes in My Garage Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

    Today we learned that Governor Perry vetoed taxes on sales by online retailers...

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  • The Coolest Wine Site of the Future? Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

    Recently we were doing a redesign and reprogramming in PHP of a popular wine site.  They have been a client of ours for 10 years.  I had a chance to look at many of the famous wine sites again and I have a few comments for this blog...

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  • My Favorite Stock Photographers Monday, May 30th, 2011

    As follow-up to my blog on stock photography I'd like to share a list of favorite photographers on Dreamstime...

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  • Stock Photography in Websites Sunday, May 29th, 2011

    We have more than 20,000 images in our stock photography database here at Pallasart.  They come from a number of stock sites on the web...

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  • Success Factors in Luxury and Fashion Websites Friday, May 27th, 2011

    Customers often ask me what they can do to make their site a success.  Pallasart has built many luxury and fashion websites for customers in Austin, all over the USA and abroad...

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  • ClearXchange to Compete with PayPal Thursday, May 26th, 2011

    In a move to counter the growing popularity of PayPal as a payment system, three of the four largest banks in the USA have announced the launch of a new system that allows the transfer of money from checking accounts...

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  • Music on the Cloud Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

    Recently, I discovered Amazon Music, which seems to sell DRM-free high quality MP3 albums at price points that are a little lower than those sold on Apple's iTunes Music Store - I bought an Amazon album for $6.99, which is $3 lower than the $9.99 charged for the same album on iTunes...

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  • Fonts and Typography on Modern Websites Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

    "Browser text" -- or text that is rendered by the browser has always proved challenging for web designers....

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  • Is Twitter A Passing Fad Or Here For The Long Haul? Friday, April 15th, 2011

    The social networking universe is a fast moving juggernaut of companies whose fortunes seem to rise and fall overnight. Many companies have transformed themselves from dorm room ideas into multi-billion corporations with worldwide reach that sometimes even impact current events...

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  • Social and Community Based Shopping Websites Are Increasingly Popular Thursday, April 7th, 2011

    One of the hottest areas in online e-commerce these days are websites that allow like minded individuals to buy and sell goods to others with their same interests...

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  • You should update your Flash Player too Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

    Many users have updated, or should update to the latest browser versions for an optimal web experience. Generally, all the leading browsers had big new releases in late March 2011 -- many timed their product launches to SXSW the big interactive, film and music festival held annually in Austin, TX each spring....

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