Small businesses are reaching out to their audience with online newsletters and they can do it without having to pay a marketing firm.  Online newsletters, are one of the many essential ways of keeping your business happenings fresh and interesting by introducing new topics, news, and product updates directly from your website to visitors through a compiled list e-mail address.

MailChimp, allows you to build your email list, create a template, test-send your campaign prior to publishing, while tracking the results of prior email newsletters sent. You can also import your contacts list from other outlets such as Constant Contact.

Visitors also subscribe through your small business website which loads into it’s own email list into mailchimp for quick contact updates.   MailChimp also makes it easy for your subscribers to share the sent newsletter on their social feeds such as facebook and twitter directly from their email.

You can also relax knowing there’s even an opt-out link that’s attached to every newsletter that will automatically update your contacts list for those who no longer wish to subscribe to your online newsletter.    Try MailChimp out today for free!



The Instagram Project

The Instagram Project

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Jack the cat InstagramInstagram is one of the first Android and Iphone applications that gives users the ability to edit pictures effortlessly using smartphone touch technology.  Within months of the apps release, Facebook bought the small development for a staggering 1 billion dollars making the developers and staff of the small firm instant millionaires almost overnight in April 2012.

Instagram allows you to take pictures with your smartphone or Ipad, apply filters and blurs to create moods, and then renders the final product for sharing your digital creations with your online community in a matter of seconds.

With the attention Instagram received as the result of Facebook’s acquisition of the firm, small companies and ap developers world-wide are chomping at the bit with hopes of replicating the company’s success.

The (non-responsive) image gallery below incorporates simple web code that displays images you take, edit, and post from your smartphone utilizing the FREE instagram picture ap.  We highly value this application for it’s friendly usability as it gives our clients the freedom to create unique branding images without ever having to touch a personal computer or graphics editing program.  It also automatically updates the images section of the webpage it’s tied into without ever having to make any site uploads or changes with a personal computer or laptop.

The goal(s) – To give the store owner, media manager, or promotional hands, the freedom to post images into a small business website platform without ever having to understand web code or needing access to a primary website.  Imagine how this simple website modification could benefit your business, product, or brand? The possibilities are endless!

Contact Digital Bricklayers today for pricing and details.



How many websites do you visit in a day’s span?  Getting sick of your browsing routine?  Looking for a new idea whether it’s in the garage, in the computer lab, at the garden or in the kitchen?

Pinterest is a website for sharing creative recipes, crafty ideas, tips, tools, and images that you and your friends find online.  The site promotes the idea of sharing mutual interests between you, your friends, and family with hopes to drum up site traffic that’s relevant based on new interests.

By “pinning” photos, you save them to your online profile so that you and others can view them later.  You can also setup your images into custom categories.  From there, your friends and family can jump on the band wagon to re-pin what you’ve shared which gives the site hosting the initial content greater exposure which yields a higher potential of site visitors based on new interests.

Additionally, friends can follow and pin ideas from websites that they enjoy based on common interest which will appear in your pinterest feeds.

Imagine a gourmet cook sharing their new recipe with an attached picture.  Hungry yet?  Regardless if you are or not, perhaps you see this recipe and like the idea… You can simply hover over the image, and press “pin” once logged in.  From there, you can also hyper-integrate the site to tie into your social profiles such as twitter and facebook.   Artists and big corporations alike are jumping aboard pinterest as greater exposure leads to a higher volume of site visits based on what the site provides.  Start pinning today and see what the excitement is all about.



The free browser app service is safe, secure, and enables you to present your computer screen as well as give shared remote control access for easy assistance.

Here’s a great way to convey your computer issues without having to try and explain what you are looking at on your screen.  Join.Me allows you to share your computer screen with a simple download and a few clicks.  Digital Bricklayers recently took to the time to remove ad-ware from a client’s computer all while using speakerphone and this simple browser application to install the software remover that was required.