Google’s big “Speed Update” coming July 2018

Over the last few years Skunkworks has made a conscious effort to optimize our client websites for speed. Why? Because speed matters. And coming this July, it will matter even more as Google begins rewarding faster websites with better rankings. The why Google now considers websites in two ways. As a website visitor on a […]

Death By A Thousand Swipes – Blackberry Phases Out Another Handset

For a very long time, Blackberries were standard issue battle-gear for pretty much every lawyer I knew. They were the tool of choice for a generation of professionals that wrote legal treatises and emails galore with their thumbs while sitting in airport departure lounges, standing on the sidelines of their kids’ soccer games, and virtually […]

Marketing Legal Services On The Deepening, Splintering Web

[This article was originally published on in September, 2010] Five years ago, law firm web strategy for most firms I encountered consisted of the following statement:  “Yes, we have a website”.  If a firm could check that box, most felt they had done their duty and could get back to the more important work […]

The Law Firm iPhone App Comes To Canada – Torys LLP

Torys LLP has launched what appears to be the first Canadian law firm iPhone application.  Available as a free download via the iTunes app store, the app includes sections incorporating the firm’s twitter stream, publications, a lawyer directory, video content and firm contact information and maps. While they may be first to market in Canada, […]

Blackberry Presenter – Powerpoint Presentations Without The Laptop

Research in Motion has just announced a new hardware accessory that may be of interest to the legions of blackberry-addicted lawyers out there. The new device “the Blackberry Presenter” plugs directly into a projector and then lets you wirelessly deliver your powerpoint presentations directly from your blackberry. It could make sense for delivering presentations on […]

Two External Keyboards for Your Blackberry

At last month’s 2009 Pacific Legal Technology Conference I co-presented a session on smartphones for lawyers with Peter (“Pete”) Roberts, Practice Management Advisor for the Washington State Bar Association. One of the areas of discussion that generated quite a bit of interest was around the availability and utility of full-sized external keyboards for smartphones. I […]


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