Archive for April, 2008

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The Simple Solution: Front-End Web Development

April 24, 2008

Imperial Software Systems is proud to provide five simple solutions for the front-end coder. This April we take a look at the Web’s best (and free) online development resources.

Color Scheme Generator 2 (Well-Styled)

Perhaps one of the most useful tools for any Web developer. Create balanced color schemes and then test them against simulated end-user visual impairments. Color Scheme Generator 2 won’t have you regretting those Art History classes you skipped out on as an undergraduate. This free online resource transforms even the worst art-minded techie into a design guru. A preferred method of working with this tool is to take a primary color of your Web page and enter its hex value into the rough conversion input. From here, you can select to view that color’s contrasting colors, or it’s triad, tetrad and analogic colors. Go even further by filtering the colors to their various pastel and muted forms. In a mere matter of minutes you will have more than a full complimentary color schema to work with.

Stripe Generator 2.0 beta

Never again will you painstakingly have to create perfect, flush background tiles for your CSS Web sites. The Stripe Generator handles all possible input values to give you maximum output permutations. Select from a slew of attributes, including stripe size, stripe spacing, colors, background, shadow, gradient and stripe orientation. Each input value functions with user friendly sliders and/or buttons. Refresh after each input to preview your optimized background tile. When you are happy with your design pattern, download the file as a .png for optimized page load times.

Web Development Toolbar for FireFox

Chris Pederick’s saving grace for FireFox users and front-end coders. The Web Developer Toolbar not only helps during the design process by offering colored outlines of document elements, to bind keys to validate pages, and to turn off style and scripting elements – it functions as a brainstorming and study guide for Web developers as well. With a few simple clicks one can see how pages use scripting and advanced styling to function. This is a must have for any serious Web developer.

Validators (HTML, CSS, XML)

Check for standards compliancy for all of your mark-up and front-end languages. A great tool for burgeoning SEO experts and Web standards advocates. Simply enter a URL or upload a file from your local machine. Detailed descriptions of errors and potential “why-this-went-wrong-scenarios” make messy code maintenance a breeze.

Lorem Ipsum Generator

Need dummy text? The Lorem Ipsum generator turns first level layouts and mockups into professional design templates in seconds. Simply select the number of paragraphs you would like to generate, and within seconds a scalable slice of Cicero’s famous oratorio is delivered right to your screen.

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ZoomInfo Listed Updated

April 22, 2008

Imperial Software Systems gains more press in April of 2008 with an updated report on ZoomInfo!

View Imperial Software Systems’ ZoomInfo Listing.

The excerpt that describes Imperial is as follows:
Imperial Software Systems is Long Island’s leading developer of custom software, CSS Web design and certified search engine optimization service campaigns. Located in Massapequa, New York (11758), Imperial provides small businesses around the nation with networking, installation, Web and email hosting, build-to-order software, and standards compliant, SEO-certified Web development.

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Imperial Software Systems now listed on Yahoo!

April 22, 2008

Long has Imperial Software Systems been indexed in Yahoo!’s main Web directory, but now we are proud to announce our inclusion in the Yahoo! Business Directory.

Web sites found in this exclusive directory must meet a rigorous on-site detail and analysis.

View the permalink for Imperial Software Systems Yahoo! Business Directory indexing.

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Imperial Software Systems Approved by GoGuides

April 14, 2008

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Imperial Software Systems has been approved for inclusion in the GoGuides Internet Directory.

GoGuides.org is a highly selective directory that features only the most informative, resource-rich service organizations and company Web sites.

Imperial Software Systems is currently listed under the Software Development Topic, and is featured “above the fold” in the directory listing.


GoGuides.Org Directory

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Top 25 Real Estate Resources: From Mortgage Rates to Market Predictions

April 7, 2008

The Best of the Web for April 2008

View the article on the Imperial Software System’s Web site:
The Top 25 Real Estate Resources: From Mortgage Rates to Market Predictions

  1. HouseBlogger.com – A great resource for land service companies to test their online marketing potential through the art of blogging.
  2. Real Estate Investment Blog – Provided by EquityScout.com, you’ll find the most current information about the real estate industry and how to properly evaluate properties.
  3. SmartMortgageAdvice – Russell Martin’s invaluable advice on financing and buying homes. He’s a residential mortgage advisor with PERL and he’s there to help you.
  4. Carnival of Real Estate – The best blogs of the Real Estate Industry come together to provide you with a wealth of information. Reap the benefits of maximum community input and involvement.
  5. Jim Crawford on ActiveRain – An Atlanta real estate columnist for RealtyTimes.com gives you the run down on the latest industry news.
  6. Flipping Houses – Billed as Real People Connecting to the Real World of Flipping Real Estate, Flipping Houses provides free access to investment real estate tips on maximizing ROI in the land services industry.
  7. LegalWiz.com – An online glossary of real estate, mortgage and legal terms for your inquiring mind and browsing convenience.
  8. Real Estate Investment Advice – A publication of The Oxford Club that helps promote the true value of Real Estate stock and property.
  9. Pension Real Estate Association – The premier association for institutional investors in real estate grants users access to objective forums, research initiatives, and valuable industry information exchange.
  10. John Barker’s Mortgage Blog – A real estate expert from Oak Forest, Illinois answers your questions about mortgage and refinances. In this selection, he tackles the short sale.
  11. Austin, Texas Real Estate Blog – Eric Bramlett, a techie and real estate whiz, lets you inside the Austin real estate market.
  12. How to Sell a House in Over 6 Months – For a little humor, Ben Cotton provides you with a tutorial on an unconventional methodology for the industry.
  13. Understanding Title Insurance – A concise description of what takes place in the settlement process and what to expect at closing time.
  14. Title Rate Premium Calculator – Calculate title rate premiums with the exclusive online Title Calculator provided by Imperial Software Systems.
  15. Finance Triangle – Tom Taylor of Thoma Capital Management educates end-users on how to achieve higher rates of return with his excellent blog post.
  16. Buying Foreclosure Property – The Florida Upfront Mortgage Broker gives you great tips on buying a foreclosure property. What to expect and what to be wary of. A must read.
  17. Mortgage Application Checklist – Know before you borrow. Wade Young offers an excellent checklist that you can literally take to the bank.
  18. Mike Jones on Active Rain – Another dedicated real estate blogger serving his community for the common good. A great author. A great blog.
  19. Business Bankruptcy Blog – How are commercial real estate leases treated in bankruptcy, find out at Robert L. Eisenbach’s blog at Cooley, Godward and Kronish.
  20. Jay Well’s On Settlement Cost – Jay Wells expounds on the confusing concept of mortgage closing and how to reduce the many fees involved.
  21. Be Aware of Real Estate Handbook – Helpful Real Estate Tips explain closings, closing costs, loan origination and many more confusing terms to greenhorns in the industry.
  22. Will the Market Correct Itself? – Paul McFadden from Exact Financial group is taking predictions on the resiliency of the real estate market’s current volatile status. “Your predictions please?”
  23. The Dynamic Portland Real Estate Market – A blog based in Portland, Oregon offers up an informative hypothetical to educate end-users on why pricing is more important than ever.
  24. The Dying Days of Print Advertising – The Real Estate Industry needs to shift its marketing gears says the Fairfield Vine.
  25. Reverse Mortgage Loan Blog – Our list ender is a gem in the industry for seniors. A news aggregator on all things reverse mortgage.
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Looking for Paperless Office Software in Long Island, New York?

April 2, 2008

Imperial Software Systems is proud to offer an inside look into how a Paperless Office System works, as well as the benefits and advantages of implementing electronic document management in a small business setting

Our Paperless Office lens provides an inside look into document management resources, paperless office pricing, and an environmentally friendly business solution.

View our Paperless Office and Electronic Document Management Lens today and begin to see how stepping away from the paper trail can save you time, money and a whole lot of frustration!

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Imperial Software Systems Revamps Title Calculator

April 1, 2008

View our new Title Calculator available at Imperial Software’s Exclusive Title Calculator

The latest instantiation of our Title Rate Premium Calculator is able to be branded to match any company’s online presence. Imperial Software Systems offers corporations the ability to customize the logo, icons, fonts and colors, as well as programming functions, such as adding new states, regions or calculations.

Best your competitors with a Custom Branded Title Calculator

Don’t reuse other Title Calculators that recycle the same style and functions. As a Title, Abstract, or Land Service Company it is of best interest to you to implement your own corporate branded calculator from your own Web site to give your clients and end-users a feeling of security, reputability and prestige.

Imperial Software System’s Title Calculator is both easy to use and an affordable small business solution for the real estate industry.

For more information please visit Imperial Software Systems. If you would like to request a price quote for your own custom Title Calculator, please fill out the Request a Quote form located on our Web site.

Our Title Calculator can be found at http://www.imperialcable.com/premium.htm.