Blake Newman

CEO, CTO, Co-Founder, Entrepreneur. Lean startup advocate, agile project manager, Certified Scrum Master. Founded Photographer.com in 1995, inQbation in 2007, Agileana.com in 2015.
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Content Management Systems (CMS)

Content Management Systems (CMS)

        Filed under: Drupal, Web Development, WordPress

So, what is a content management system anyway?  Well, in the old days, we hand-coded our web pages from scratch.  But, over time, as our number of pages grew, it became increasingly unmanageable … especially when you need to make a global change to all pages.  Certainly, methods like server side includes (SSI) helps with … Continued


WordPress Expert

WordPress Expert

        Filed under: WordPress

When Los Angeles accent reduction coach, Kelly Reiter, of Reel English Coach came to us needing a new website design rocked out over a period of 2 weeks, we knew that we had to use rapid application development tools.  Our tool of choice was WordPress.  The beauty of using WordPress as a content management system … Continued


WordPress embraces the iPhone

WordPress embraces the iPhone

        Filed under: Mobile, WordPress

Adobe’s Flash and Apple’s iPhone may not play together, but WordPress and the iPhone do. July 24, 2008, San Francisco, WordPress introduces the first Open Source app that lets you write posts, upload photos, and edit your WordPress blog from your iPhone or iPod Touch. With support for both WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress (2.5.1 or … Continued


Are web sites the new business card?

Are web sites the new business card?

        Filed under: Marketing, Startups, Web Design

In the old days, if you wanted to start up a business the first think you did was to print up a business card.  Business cards were expected.  If you meet somebody and end up talking about your business then, inevitably, they will ask you for your card.  If you do not have a business … Continued


Social Bookmarketing

Social Bookmarketing

        Filed under: SEO, Social Media

Online marketing through social bookmarking Digg del.iciol.us Technorati StumbledUpon Have you noticed these things throughout the Internet, especially on blogs?  What are they used for?  What do they do?  Why do we have them?  WTF? Social bookmarking websites accomplish a number of things, namely: They allow you to  bookmark your favorites on a central website … Continued


SEO Case Study: PitchQ

SEO Case Study: PitchQ

        Filed under: SEO

If you are a screenwriter and want to get your screenplay made into a movie, your first source should be www.PitchQ.com. PitchQ.com is basically an online screenwriter’s agent that will help you make your dream and vision into reality. We are so passionate and enthusastic about PitchQ, that we are assisting and monitoring their online … Continued


Internet Hoax Lost Tribe in Brazil

Internet Hoax Lost Tribe in Brazil

        Filed under: Cyber security, Social Media

Call me crazy, but I knew this was a fake the first time I saw the photo of the Lost Amazon Tribe on Yahoo.  For one, the grass hut has a traditional A frame architectural and engineering design.  And second, there is a pile of Starbuck‘s cups behind the red man.  I thought the Blue … Continued


New iPhone Hits the Streets

New iPhone Hits the Streets

        Filed under: Mobile, Technology

So, I was coming up the escalator on the Washington DC metro rail at the Chinatown/Gallery Place Metro and noticed for the first time an AT&T store.  As I got to the top of the escalator, I saw this huge line wrapping around the building.   There must have been 300 people waiting in line … Continued




Where the Hell is Matt? Sponsored by Stride Gum

Where the Hell is Matt? Sponsored by Stride Gum

        Filed under: Social Media, Video Marketing

Make money by having fun Earlier in the week, I wrote about “Hot for Words”, a Russian woman named Marina who is smart, pretty, talented, and resourceful. She has created herself as a YouTube phenomenon. Well, now I’d like to talk about Matt, another “semi-famous” guy who was discovered online through his funny YouTube videos … Continued


Not so fast with the Flash … for the iPhone

Not so fast with the Flash … for the iPhone

        Filed under: SEO, Web Development

iPhone incompatible with Adobe Flash With iPhone sales expected to top 45 million by next year, Flash web designers should note that of of this date, the Apple iPhone continues to be incompatible with Adobe Macromedia Flash player. Perhaps it is because Steve Jobs of Apple prefers to promote his own movie player, Quicktime 7, … Continued


Matrix of Web Design Services

Matrix of Web Design Services

        Filed under: Web Design

Service Roles designer developer programmer programming maintenance geek webmaster webdesigner design developer/designer construction creation Service Prefix web website graphic web 2.0 Flash e-commerce ecommerce CSS AJAX X-cart OS Cart Zen Cart WordPress Entity Type Firm Company Business Agency Organization Level of Skill expert experienced professional creative freelance Geographical service areas: Northern Virginia Arlington Tysons Corner … Continued


Every Movie NEEDS a Website

Every Movie NEEDS a Website

        Filed under: Marketing, SEO, Web Design

The thing about America, is that websites are a given, a necessity, as common as a business card. Think about it. Every real estate agent has a website. Heck, almost every house for sale has its own website. Every actor needs a website, every movie needs a website, everybody, every business, every project, and every … Continued