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About Tom DuHamel

Hi! My name is Tom DuHamel and I run I Heart Blank, LLC. I started my own business in 2011 but have been making websites since 2002. Before I Heart Blank, LLC I worked for a local radio station in Hackettstown selling advertising, doing voice-overs and helping local business create compelling advertising and marketing campaigns. When I started I Heart Blank, LLC my goal was to integrate the two things I was most experienced at; marketing and website design.
14 04, 2016

WordPress 4.5 Released “Coleman”

By | 2017-08-14T22:14:13+00:00 April 14th, 2016|WWW News|Comments Off on WordPress 4.5 Released “Coleman”

Hey Guys. Great news. Wordpress 4.5, titled Coleman was released this week. Wordpress 4.5 brings a bunch of revamped features. Here are the 'highlights' and video from the Codex page: Here are some highlights from the newest Wordpress release: Editing Improvements Inline Linking Stay focused on your writing with a less distracting interface that keeps you in place and allows you to easily link to your content. Formatting Shortcuts Do you enjoy using formatting shortcuts for lists and headings? Now they’re even more useful, with horizontal lines and <code>. Customization Improvements Live Responsive Previews Make sure your site looks [...]

4 01, 2016

Random Business News – January 2016

By | 2017-08-14T22:14:04+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Business, Random Business News|Comments Off on Random Business News – January 2016

How to Craft the Perfect Playlist for Productivity - http://lifehacker.com/how-to-craft-the-perfect-playlist-for… How to Stop Other People's Emotions from Bringing You Down -http://lifehacker.com/how-to-stop-other-peoples-emotions-fr… The Chromebit turns any old monitor or TV into a computer for $85 -http://www.theverge.com/…/chromebit-chrome-os-computer-hdmi… Why Gratitude Makes You a Happier Person - http://lifehacker.com/why-gratitude-makes-you-a-happier-per… Google's Got a Fantastic New Star Wars Easter Egg - http://gizmodo.com/googles-got-a-fantastic-new-star-wars-ea… Adobe Renaming 'Flash Professional' to ‘Animate’, Shifts Focus to HTML5 - http://www.macrumors.com/2015/12/01/adobe-renames-flash-professional-to-animate/ How to Record Simple Screencasts on iOS and Android - http://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/how-to-record-simple-screenca… Schedule Catch-Up Days for Next Year Right Now - http://lifehacker.com/schedule-catch-up-days-for-next-year-… Call for Ray Bradbury to be honoured with internet error message - http://www.theguardian.com/…/ray-bradbury-internet-error-me… Four Signs Your [...]

9 12, 2015

WordPress 4.4 Released “Clifford”

By | 2017-08-14T22:13:22+00:00 December 9th, 2015|WWW News|Comments Off on WordPress 4.4 Released “Clifford”

Hey Guys.  Great news.  Wordpress 4.4, titled Clifford was released this week.  Wordpress 4.4 brings a bunch of revamped features.  Here are the 'highlights' and video from the Codex page: Here are some highlights from the newest Wordpress release: Introducing Twenty Sixteen Our newest default theme, Twenty Sixteen, is a modern take on a classic blog design.  Twenty Sixteen was built to look great on any device. A fluid grid design, flexible header, fun color schemes, and more, will all make your content shine. Responsive Images WordPress now takes a smarter approach to displaying appropriate image sizes on any device, [...]

3 12, 2015

Hourly Price Increases In 2016

By | 2017-08-14T22:13:12+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|I Heart Blank News|Comments Off on Hourly Price Increases In 2016

This is a (somewhat) formal announcement of hourly price increases in 2016.  After much deliberation and sleepless nights I've decided what the rates will increase to next year. At the start of 2016 I Heart Blank will incorporate a two tier platform for hourly rates.  Check out the details below: Premier Client Hourly Rate = $100.00 The Premier Client Rate is mostly for corporate accounts.  This rate is for on-going clients who need (mostly) continual and instant updates.  While I still assure delivery dates for all of my clients, Premier clients will 'be at the top of my list' [...]

2 11, 2015

Random Business News – November 2015

By | 2017-08-14T22:12:48+00:00 November 2nd, 2015|Business, Random Business News|Comments Off on Random Business News – November 2015

Three Time Management Mistakes You Don't Realize You're Making (via Lifehacker) How to Get Some Rest When Stress Is Keeping You Up at Night (via Lifehacker) Use This Quick Reference to Eliminate "Um"s From Your Speech Forever (via Lifehacker) YouTube Is Getting Paid Subscriptions (via Kotaku) The Worst Fears That All Designers Have (via 9gag) Google temporarily de-indexes Wix sites (via The American Genius) Z-Burger Case Shows Value of Trademark Protection (via NYT) How to Create a Killer Instagram Ad in Under 10 Minutes (via Entrepreneur) Constant Contact To Be Acquired For $1.1 Billion By Endurance International Group (via Marketing Land)

12 10, 2015

Random Business News – October 2015

By | 2017-08-14T22:12:12+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Business, Random Business News|Comments Off on Random Business News – October 2015

Here's What That All-Nighter is Doing to Your Brain (via io9) 10 Common Tech Questions (and Their High Tech Explanations) (via Lifehacker) Here's the Exact Way That the Ice Bucket Challenge Helped ALS Research (via Gizmodo) Facebook Is Finally Building a "Dislike" Button (via Gizmodo) Three Passive-Aggressive Phrases to Avoid When Giving Feedback (via Lifehacker) Tom Hardy's Legend Poster Brilliantly Hides Negative Review (via SlashFilm) Poopfiction Is a Site That Picks the Perfect Story For Your Bathroom Break (via Gizmodo) Six Things You Probably Didn’t Know Were Negotiable (via TwoCents) Why Facebook Makes Your Images Look Like Crap, and [...]

12 10, 2015

Take Control Of Your Presence On The Internet with PowerListings!

By | 2017-08-14T22:11:42+00:00 October 12th, 2015|I Heart Blank News|Comments Off on Take Control Of Your Presence On The Internet with PowerListings!

Hey Guys!  I Heart Blank, LLC has become a Certified Partner with Yext and is now offering a new directory / social media service.  It's called PowerListings and it's pretty cool.  This new service will allow you to be submitted to over 50+ directory sites across the internet...all in one-shot.  Plus you can update all your listings instantly from one place. I want as many people as possible to be able to take advantage of this new service, so I'll offering PowerListings for $550 per year (for the first five years.)  I don't expect the price to go up [...]

18 08, 2015

WordPress 4.3 Just Released “Billie”

By | 2017-08-14T22:02:33+00:00 August 18th, 2015|WWW News|Comments Off on WordPress 4.3 Just Released “Billie”

Hey Guys.  Great news.  Wordpress 4.3, titled Billie (after Billie Holiday) was released this week.  Wordpress 4.3 brings a bunch of revamped features.  Here are the 'highlights' and video from the Codex page: Menus in the Customizer Create your menu, update it, and assign it, all while live-previewing in the customizer. The streamlined customizer design provides a mobile-friendly and accessible interface. With every release, it becomes easier and faster to make your site just the way you want it. Formatting Shortcuts Your writing flow just got faster with new formatting shortcuts in WordPress 4.3. Use asterisks to create lists and [...]

5 08, 2015

Random Business News – August 2015

By | 2017-11-21T23:13:22+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Business, Random Business News|Comments Off on Random Business News – August 2015

The Worst Badvertising and Best Radvertising of Comic-Con 2015 (via iO9) 3 Mega Marketing Lessons From 3 Companies With Strong Brands  (via Entrepreneur) Woo Hoo! Hulu's Working on a Premium Tier With No Ads. (via Entrepreneur) 4 Simple Reasons Your Blog Still Isn't Getting Traffic (via Entrepreneur) Typos and Poor Grammar in Your Content Can Ruin Your Reputation (via AllBusinessexperts) 5 Tips For Retailers To Up Their Email Promotions Strategies (via Marketing Land) How to get great customer service, anywhere. (via Dumb Little Man)

6 07, 2015

Random Business News – July 2015

By | 2017-08-14T22:00:39+00:00 July 6th, 2015|Business, Random Business News|Comments Off on Random Business News – July 2015

The Perfect Elevator Pitch (via Daily Infographic) The Hunger Games franchise ditches dot-com domain (CNBC) 21 Years After AT&T Showed Us Their Vision of the Future, How Right Were They? (Medium) Tips for Using Instagram in Your Business (Small Business Branding)

6 07, 2015

There’s More Than One Type Of Sales

By | 2017-08-14T22:00:10+00:00 July 6th, 2015|Business|Comments Off on There’s More Than One Type Of Sales

Hey guys.  It’s been a little bit since my last post.  I thought I would get back ‘on the wagon’ (or off the wagon…whichever one it is.) Todays rant is all about Salespeople.  I was a sales person for a number of years and there’s a few  conclusions I came up with.  Instead of going on a rant about everything I dislike about sales, I thought I would write about what I actually like about sales. […]