I am an amateur astronomer at heart and have always had a special affinity for that sliver of a moon. The Cheshire moon, is also called the Wet Moon (in Hawaiian folklore) or as I call it the First Crescent. I named my first sailboat after this moon which appears the day after the new moon. It is never easy to see in the evening sky since it is always very close to the horizon. You actually have to know when it is and make an effort to look for it in the western sky.
With a company name like First Crescent you know that I am into celestial phenomena. We were lucky enough to have my wife’s neck X-rays to view two recent celestial astronomical events, the Solar Eclipse and Venus transiting the sun. (X-rays by the way make perfect sun filters.) I am always moved by these things. Someday I will tell you about the Total Eclipse of the sun that I witnessed first-hand in Bozeman, Montana back in 1979.
My Mom is another phenomenon. Her 92nd birthday was at the end of May. I am amazed at her strength of character even in ill-health. Her spirit is still very bright as is her mind. I am proud of her and am lucky to be able to thank her for all of those wonderful gifts she bestowed upon me. Have you thanked your Mom lately?
I am also proud of my company. First Crescent has survived 2 major recessions, and has been building web sites for over 15 years. We were recently hired to do a complete site redesign for Friendship Tours World Travel, a company in perfect alignment with First Crescent’s core values. Friendship Tours are making the world a better place by providing life-changing educational travel and community-service programs for teachers and students. They get an “A” in my grade book for all the good that they do in the world.
Speaking of grades, First Crescent, has received the highly coveted “A plus” rating from the Better Business Bureau – BBB. According to the BBB website, their mission is “advancing marketplace trust.” In an effort to remain unbiased and maintain fairness, the BBB holds a standard policy of refraining from recommending or endorsing any specific business, product or service. Before you choose a business to work with, be sure and check them out on the Better Business Bureau web site.
Let’s see what else is new around here: We upgraded to the newest Adobe software suite, Creative Cloud Services. The Creative Cloud not only gives us access to all 16 Adobe applications, it also comes complete with all of the tools for designing and developing web sites for a variety of users using a broad-range of devices and browsers, for what is commonly called Responsive Web Design or RWD. Responsive Web Design will assure that the web site displays properly on a desk top computer, on a small notebook, on an iPhone or an iPad. This is no small task! By the way, how does your web site look on your iPhone?
New software and new technology requires new training which is why we subscribe to Lynda.com. Her amazing online training also helped us ramp-up for our third Ruby on Rails project for our new client AppFolio.
Just like making the effort to see the First Crescent moon, we are constantly making an effort to stay ahead of the web technology curve. For over Fifteen years we have been offering our clients memorable web design and unparalleled customer service. I maybe an amateur astronomer, but I am a professional when it comes to web development.