Bidsketch is a Pretty Cool Tool

Not only is Bidsketch a nice solution to easy quoting, it makes the whole process smoother.  Here’s how. Most proposals are some manner of basic word processing document.  Pretty basic.  With this, it’s modular.  Save blocks of common content.  Populate the ones you need for a specific job.  Drag and drop.  Customize from there. Better yet, the finished document is interactive for the client.  They can select the parts of the multi-part proposal and the listed costs are updated.  Once they’ve composed the plan they want, they just click “approve” to get things going.  (From there we’ve put our payment link in the confirmation message, so that the client can pay the deposit and get started on the project right away without waiting for a deposit invoice. All in all, pretty cool.  Check out Bidsketch and see if it makes things easier for you,...

Basecamp Tutorials | Can I Create Sub-Projects In Basecamp?

Basecamp is a simple and convenient way to coordinate projects between multiple independent agents and clients over a large geographic area. We at Skytemple use Basecamp for all of our projects. This month we take a look at an oft asked question about Basecamp Projects. “Can I create sub-projects in Basecamp?” The short answer is, no. Basecamp does not allow for the creation of sub-projects within projects. However, there is a simple and easy work-around to this which allows for the grouping of different sets of projects together. In the following video tutorial, 37signals demonstrates just how to get this process started. The full tutorial can be found here.      ...

Basecamp Tutorials | The Calendar

An Introduction to Basecamp Basecamp is an easy and convenient way to coordinate large projects with many independent agents over vast geographical distances. This makes it perfect for web design. We here at Skytemple have used Basecamp for years to coordinate with our clients and design team. So, when we found this video series helping to explain some of the basics we were pretty excited. The series comes to us directly from the Basecamp staff who can answer even more questions here. This first segment covers how the Calendar works in Basecamp. The Calendar is a powerful tool that allows not only bulletin board style scheduling, but also features the ability to push entire projects forward or backwards in time as milestones are reached or passed.  ...

Announcing: Skytemple Space Division

Skytemple Design is proud to announce our latest project, SKYTEMPLE SPACE DIVISION Until now, Skytemple Space Division has been kept top secret. Skytemple staff have been legally bound to nondisclosure agreements. We have lived the last year in the shadows while secretly preparing to lead the way into the final frontier for web design companies. Finally, our story can be told. All the way back in 2011  a strange discussion erupted at one of our weekly meetings concerning the news of actor Ashton Kutcher’s recent purchase of a $200,000 ticket aboard one of Virgin Galactic’s new sub-orbital space ships. Richard Branson, the billionaire head of the Virgin Group claims to have already sold 500 tickets aboard Virgin Galactic’s as-yet launched sub-orbital space fleet. This got us wondering: why doesn’t Skytemple have a Galactic Space Fleet? We couldn’t come up with an answer. So after months of soul-searching, we started construction on our proposed Orbiting Sky Temple and our fleet of Skytemple Space Cruisers. It is thanks to these efforts that we are able to offer our celebrated services in a whole new way. Websites, in SPACE! The orbiting Sky Temple hosts three shuttle docks and an impressive array of anti-drone space missiles. Inside its fifty-thousand square foot interior, it boasts impressive living quarters including 70 bathrooms, a full space tennis court, a zero g sauna, and a staff of over three hundred robots. It is 4G and Space Wi-Fi integrated. Each of the six Skytemple Space Cruisers is staffed by a crew of seven pilots, three engineers, and four attendants. In-flight meals are prepared by master space-chefs and include ‘Astronaut’ versions of...

Skytemple is Hiring!

Fun, creative local digital agency seeks excellent communicator with a background in the design & development field to focus on billing and bookkeeping. The candidate will be responsible for the following: invoice clients manage accounts payable coordinate with clients and project managers track services and client relations improvement of invoice strategy The ideal candidate will possess the following skills: familiarity with financial software and bookkeeping organization online and in-office (folders, contracts, agreements, etc.) logic and process engineering articulate and personable ambition, vision and a sense of humor Send demonstrations of these phenomenal traits in your response, along with your resume, to info (at) 2010.skytemple.com. This is a part-time position with room for growth with the right person. Many thanks.  We can’t wait to meet...

Facebook: see what pages like your page

If you are smart, and we both know you are, you will eventually wonder which other Facebook Pages like your Facebook Page so you can develop your community and network successfully with other businesses and their fans. Developing these relationships is what any social media marketing strategy worth it’s salt is all about. Since you’re so smart, you already know the first step is to click Account, then Use Facebook as Page After that, select the page in question: Now that you are on your Fan Page, click the Likes panel, then See All Now just click on People and navigate to Pages: And you’re all set!  We recommend reaching out to your new friends by liking their posts, commenting, and developing that network of...