The Red Olive Blog

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October 29, 2010

Our branding efforts, legitimized in the motorsports industry

One of our clients, TSA Motorsports, just dropped off the 1/12th scale r/c model of their Baja trophy truck.  Couple months back we signed a release so they could use our logo as a sponsor on the truck and have been waiting patiently to see / drive the finished product.  Pretty cool seeing your design […]

October 22, 2010

Local Search and Keyword Order

Do more people search [“Location” + Keyword], [Keyword + “Location”], or [Keyword + “in Location”]? The answer based on the data I am looking at today suggests [“Location” + keyword] almost always wins. Sometimes the difference is minimal, sometimes the difference is huge. The takeaway message is to try and rank for as many keyword […]

October 18, 2010

How to fix UTF-8 charset problem with IIS 7.5 and PHP FastCGI

The performance gains from using the FastCGI version of PHP 5 are obvious and the preferred method.  If you build apps that require encoding the page in UTF-8 character set you may have noticed that IIS7.5 overrides your settings. You may have tried explicitly stating  it in your php/IIS config or even on the page […]

August 31, 2010

Last day in Seattle

Last day at the SEO Conference in Seattle. Learning some great landing page, twitter, seo, and traffic conversion tips! I’ll share a few quick tips from @tim_ash, lose the address field on your form and gain potentially 17% more conversions. Also get those trust logos above the fold!

August 25, 2010

The New Tuscany Restaurant Website Launches

The Tuscany restaurant is a  high end italian restaurant located in the Holladay Cottonwood area near the base of the canyon. The restaurant is owned and generally managed by Mark Eaton, formally of the Utah Jazz. It’s not everyday you get the opportunity work on a web project for one of your favorite restaurants, we […]

August 3, 2010

Youtube mobile development team acts on your feedback, sweet!

YouTube has been building an HTML 5  mobile version of their site which offers videos in native H.264 format, which if you have paid any recent attention to Apple are both technologies that will render Adobe Flash obsolete. Not a chance mister Jobs, but it is a cool and very clean technology, and very useful […]

July 30, 2010

Carebears… No.. Popples… No… SIDEKIX!!!!

We recently completed a new logo for Sidekix! A toy company that makes little stuffed animals that zip into a ball, and can be clipped together or onto a backpack. WAY FUN! Next up – Business cards and website. Which stuffed animals would you think would be cool for them to develop?

July 28, 2010

Red Olive was invited to be part of the Art Institute of Salt Lake City Professional Advisory Committee (PAC).

Red Olive was invited to be part of the Art Institute of Salt Lake City Professional Advisory Committee (PAC). This committee meets twice a year and reviews the schools facilities, curriculum, and student work to determine how well they are meeting professional needs and trends within the Graphic Design community and/or what they can improve […]

May 24, 2010

Coming to a restaraunt near you, meet the Chork! Red Olive brands the biggest utensil since the spork.

What do you get when you combine chopsticks with a fork? The Chork.  Red Olive had the opportunity to work on this cool project from the get go, it’s great when we can start with a clean slate and design a strong foundation from the start. Our creatives finished up the logo, print collateral, packaging, […]

May 6, 2010

New TSA Motorsports Event Poster

It’s official, Red Olive is now a 2010 TSA Motorsports sponsor.  If we are going to sponsor your team you know your design work on your collateral is going to kick ass. Check out the latest race events poster.  Good luck guys!

April 30, 2010

Sorry, all gone.

This offer expired in April 2010, Sorry.

April 28, 2010

Lifestyle Management Site – Goes big with jQuery

Salt Lake Concierge launches new website – designed and developed by RedOlive. The website features some nifty jQuery with a nearly 4000 pixel wide slider and awesome photos from various Utah attractions. Salt Lake Concierge is a premier lifestyle management and concierge service company. Check out the site:

April 25, 2010

Red Olive is a Gold Sponsor for the 2010 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Salt Lake City.

The Salt Lake City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community joining more than 1 million breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer. Red […]

February 26, 2010

Red Olive takes home Gold and Silver at the Addy® Awards Gala!

The Advertising Federation hosted thier annual Addy® Awards Gala at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts last night.   Turns out Red Olive won a Gold Addy for The Discovery Gateway Childrens Museum and a Silver Addy for Upper Limit Aviation in the web design and interactive categories.   It’s a great feeling when your work is validated by an award voted on by a jury of […]

February 1, 2010

Upper Limit Aviation Helicopter Training Day

[media id=6 width=320 height=240] After completing the new website  for Upper Limit Aviation, they invited us down for some one on one helicopter flight training. Being the adventurous bunch we are, we took them up.  Ok , just for a moment,  we thought we might die if we were handed the controls.  After a quick pep talk […]