Noozhawk Asks: Will Readers Answer?
Our client Noozhawk, an independent local news site in Santa Barbara, launched an interesting online journalism experiment this week. Noozhawk Asks—Information + Inspiration for Community Journalism offers readers the opportunity to influence—and even choose—what stories Noozhawk reports.…Read More...
The Month that Chrome Made the Internet Non-Secure
In February I wrote about some then-new security warnings implemented by Google Chrome for sites that collected passwords or credit card numbers without having a security certificate. Many sites were affected by that change. Many more are about to be.
In April Google announced that these…Read More...
Make Your Website Talk Like a Pirate!
Avast, ye landlubbers! Don’t be caught taking a caulk—September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day! All gentle-men and -ladies o’ fortune should, of course, talk like a pirate on Talk Like a Pirate Day, but what about yer website?
Nay t’ worry. We at Hop Studios have got you covered. If you’re…Read More...
Recurring Donations Are Worth More Than Just the Money
Content-driven sites with a passionate audience are increasingly finding success with the recurring donation/subscription model. Some content sites have gone over to a full subscription paywall: The New Yorker allows anyone to read a very limited number of stories per month, but beyond that…Read More...
A New Look, A New Mission
Stop. Look around. There’s something different here.
“Fresh paint?” you say. ” A new font? Hey.. the menu’s different, too! Wait…. Is this a redesign?”
Indeed, that’s all true—we’ve relaunched Hop Studios ... but that’s not all that’s different, and this redesign isn’t just skin…Read More...