The Red Olive Blog

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August 23, 2007

How to eliminate dotted border around html links

Ever wonder how to get rid of that annoying dotted border around html links? Well, there is a way and it’s not really that hard and we’ll show you how. Luckily IE 7 fixed the problem but it still shows up in IE 6 and Firefox. All you have to do is add an attribute call […]

August 22, 2007

Red Olive Launches New Website. Press Release

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Matthew Moeller TOLL FREE: 1-866-RED-OLIVE Email: RED OLIVE DESIGN LAUNCHES ALL NEW WEBSITE AFTER 4 YEARS! Red Olive Design, a Utah web design services company launched a new corporate website last week. Besides the updated look, the website offers much more information and is far easier to use compared […]

June 4, 2007

Utah Company, Clark Outdoor Products revamps brand

Spencer Clark with Clark Outdoor Products came to Red Olive, a Utah branding firm, looking to creatively update their look to appeal to a more high end audience that would reposition them to be able to compete with brands such as North Face, Black Diamond, and Kelty. We started out by redesigning their logo to […]

April 21, 2007

Do not use papyrus, please for the love of all that is holy!

With the inception of Windows XP on October 25, 2001 Microsoft offered a beautiful new font named Papyrus.  It was different, exciting, and new.   It wasn’t well suited to copy since it was damn hard to read when small, so it made its mark in the world of logos and headlines. It was the day everyone with enough money […]

April 3, 2007

Adobe Dreamweaver Find and Replace code with different values tip

Say you need to find and replace text that differs but the term is similar like <span class=1> <a href=differs.htm> Something</a> the href differs but you need the <span class> moved inside the tag… <span class=”link1″><span class=”link2″><a href=anything.html> use: <span class=”link1″><span class=”link2″><a href=(w*).html> replace with: <span class=”link1″><span class=”link2″><a href=$1.html> $1, $2 etc. will replace things […]

February 13, 2007

Red Olive to Host Utah Advertising Federation UAF web site

Our resident design guru Vince Stinson, who just so happens to be on the board of the UAF informed us that we will be donating the hosting for the Utah Advertising Federation website. (  It is an honor and a privilege to work with Deanne Budge who heads up the organization. The hunt is on […]

January 12, 2007

Old school asp trick to track referrer and use it in your contact forms

Ever wanted to know how a visitor found your site but are too lazy to go look up the stats?  Collect the referrer information on the homepage and store it in a session.  When they fill out a contact form collect that info and there you go.  The below code assumes you have a windows […]

November 3, 2006

Search Engine Optimization Tips

Back in the early years of the Internet, you could do very little Search Engine Optimization and be ranked on the first page, or even #1.  And with little or no maintenance you would stay in that position for a long time.  But times have changed, therefore, a different approach must be taken in order […]

September 9, 2006

Search engine optimization with WordPress and IIS6, how to get permalinks to work without Apache

We are big fans of wordpress and would like to share some of our own research to help others with similar issues.  It really sucks that WordPress by default doesn’t work with php/IIS installs.  One would ask why not just switch to Apache?  Because it can’t run ASP.NET, that’s why.  Rather than dedicate an apache box […]