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Category - General
Posted - 06/13/2014 07:40am
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Why Does My iPhone Battery Die So Fast?
A great article by David Payette about improving the battery life of your iphone.

Why Does My iPhone Battery Die So Fast? Here’s The iPhone Battery Fix!

Posted by David Payette on Aug 25, 2013

Why Does My iPhone Battery Die So FastI’m going to tell you exactly why your iPhone battery drains so quickly and exactly how to fix it. I’ll explain how you can get longer battery life out of your iPhone without sacrificing functionality! I don’t believe anyone should have to turn off every feature that makes the iPhone so enjoyable to use.

Take my word for it:
The vast majority of iPhone battery issues are software related.

And if you don’t believe me, read on.

Apple has created a website that explains their official stance on how to “optimize” your iPhone battery. Unfortunately, their instructions are rather wordy and don’t really get to the heart of the issue. In case you’re interested in checking that out, here’s a link to the official iPhone battery page on Apple’s website.
So why does my iPhone battery die so fast?

Here are 9 main reasons your iPhone is draining so quickly:

Link to the full text of the article here

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Category - Mobile,New
Posted - 08/28/2013 11:52am
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Murphy's Irish Pub goes Mobile!
photo_1.PNGWhen you're thirsty, hungry and lost in Sonoma, the last thing you want to be doing is wasting precious time looking for a place to plug in your laptop so you can find a good pub.

Hunt and Bill over at Murphy's have just the solution, Murphy's Mobile!

Visitors accessing their website via smartphone are automatically redirected to their new mobile site where you'll find hours of operation, directions, event schedules menus and more.

Stop wandering and wondering, visit on your smartphone and you'll be sipping a cold one while you enjoy Sonoma's best fish & chips in no time.

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Category - Mobile,New
Posted - 08/28/2013 11:42am
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Sunflower Caffé goes Mobile!
photo_1_1.PNGJames Hahn knows what we know, that when you're on the corner looking for a great place to eat, chances are, you're not waving around your laptop, but you probably do have a smart phone in your pocket. That's why James and the Sunflower Caffé have gone mobile! Access their website via your smart phone and you'll be automatically directed to their mobile site where you'll find just enough information to get you through their door ready to order!

Visit their mobile site on your smartphone at

Thanks James! We love mobile web!

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Category - Redesign,New,Customers
Posted - 08/23/2013 01:55pm
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Arroyo Veterinary Hospital gets a new look

Category - Press,New Websites
Posted - 06/20/2013 12:45pm
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Sonoma Community Center
WildFireWeb welcomes the Sonoma Community Center!

When the Sonoma Community Center decided it was finally time to upgrade their website and move away from their existing iWeb platform, they put their faith and trust in WildFireWeb. "WildFireWeb worked with the existing complex array of pages, classes, events and ticket management that had been built in the now defunct iWeb environment, and created from it a clean, easy to understand, easy to navigate and highly functional dynamic website."

Visit this website


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WildFireWeb is Proud to Sponsor the 16th Annual Sonoma International Film Festival


Along with being a Premier Sponsor for this year's festival, WildFireWeb is also sponsoring a special screening of "My Father & the Man in Black".

The inside story of 'bad-boy' Johnny Cash, his talented but troubled manager, Saul Holiff, and a son searching for his father in the shadow of a legend. Putting to rest the notion that proximity to fame is always glamorous, this personal documentary exposes how an all-consuming pursuit of success can lead to heartbreak. First-time filmmaker Jonathan Holiff longs for a father lost to the vagaries of Johnny Cash's career, via exclusive film clips and seamless re-creations of a past that — however cool it seemed on the outside — left a little boy without a father to depend upon. Winner of multiple festival awards! Check out the Website & Trailer

April 12th

April 12th, 12:00pm at the Vintage House, 264 1st St E, Sonoma.
Location & Directions

Don't have tickets?

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Category - New & Notable,New,Welcome
Posted - 12/28/2012 11:15am
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Fresh Film Festival
WildFireWeb launches the fresh new Sonoma International Film Festival website

Co-designed with the San Francisco based marketing and branding company, Spritz Interactive Marketing WildFireWeb launched the new site in early December of 2012.

We were pleased when the Sonoma International Film Festival announced their plans to unify their branding and messaging across all of their media platforms. No small undertaking, this required the cooperation and input from a number of media service providers, staff and the board of directors. With everyone eager to accomplish a common goal a plan was put in place and executed in a matter of weeks.

Spritz poured through the available sources of media and came up with a revised design that while eliminating some of the controversial icons of the past, infuses the website with a new, hipper look that better reflects the professionalism of the organization and the energy of the festival.

WildFireWeb took the design a bit farther by adding interactive elements including the soon to be launched online festival movie guide, fully dynamic sponsor pages and the newly revised event calendar and blog among others.

The folks at WordMice stepped in to "step up" the festival's social media presence so we made it even easier for visitors to stay in touch by giving their social media links front row seats. Visit the new Sonoma International Film Festival website.


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Category - New & Notable,New Customers,Non Profits
Posted - 11/21/2012 12:40pm
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Sonoma International Film Festival updates their website for 2013!
WildFireWeb Welcomes the Sonoma International Film Festival

When the Sonoma International Film Festival wanted to update the look and features of their website, they contacted WildFireWeb! Always up to the challenge, we transferred the 200+ page website from their old, not so easy to manage content management system into Tinder®, the super easy, super user friendly content management system designed right here at WildFireWeb. Now staff at the film festival can easily update and maintain the ever changing content of their website on the fly from any computer!

With new blogging capability, built in calendars and slide shows and the new current events module, SIFF keeps their festival community in the know, driving traffic to events throughout the year that build awareness and increase festival membership.

Coming soon to the SIFF website are 2 additional features that will put a smile on the faces of festival sponsors and attendees alike, a fully dynamic sponsor page designed to promote sponsors and engage visitors will include details and contact information for all major sponsors, while the new online film festival guide will make it easier to know what's happening where and when from their mobile and web enabled devices.


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Category - New & Notable,New Customers
Posted - 11/21/2012 12:22pm
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Diamond A Ranch
WildFireWeb Inc. Welcomes Diamond A Ranch Estates

This web site is about the people and organizations of The Diamond A Ranch Estates. It is designed not only for Diamond A residents, but also for anyone considering our neighborhood as a place to live.

Diamond A is a 175 home rural residential subdivision located on the former 1,400 acre Anderson Ranch in the western hills of Sonoma Valley, California. Developed in the 1960's with emphasis on equestrian activities,  parcels range in size from one to over ten acres. Amenities include a Recreation Center and miles of equestrian trails.


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Category - New & Notable,New Customers
Posted - 11/21/2012 12:17pm
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The Science of Data
WildFireWeb Inc. Welcomes Sierra Data Science

Sierra Data Science (formerly Sierra Information Services) delivers SAS-based analytical solutions transforming data in to meaningful, actionable insights. We also teach others how to harness the power of SAS in their own projects and programs.   

Sierra's in-depth expertise with SAS products, extensive multi-industry experience and commitment to success means we serve as your strategic partner throughout our engagement's lifecycle. Learn more >>>


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Category - New & Notable,New Customers
Posted - 11/21/2012 12:01pm
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Looking for Angels
WildFireWeb welcomes Artisan Angels.

Artisan Angels is a group of accredited angel investors in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest who are interested in supporting West Coast artisans, farmers, and producers focused in food and beverage. 

We are looking for entrepreneurs with great ideas, strong work ethic and great products, who are in need of additional growth capital for their companies.   Our approach is very hands on.  We are not passive investors that HOPE a venture succeeds.  


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Category - New & Notable,New Websites,Design,Marketing,Partners
Posted - 10/02/2012 11:13am
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V12 Studios, A little WildFireWeb under the hood!
Making companies, their customers and people's lives better. That's what V12 Studios strives to achieve with each and every design challenge. Combining innovation and design leadership, we have created successful brands, identities, communication campaigns, advertisements, environments, and products enabling enjoyable and satisfying consumer experiences.


We practice an inter and multi-disciplinary problem solving approach to design, establishing ways to emotionally connect people with our clients offerings, goals and objectives. Our strength is a unique ability to embed a brand's personality and values into every aspect of our work. This results in a design solution that builds bonds between companies and their customers.

From a Fortune 500 company to a startup, we share a passion for success. Collectively, we discover opportunities that will build brands, increase valuation, market share, and improve your bottom line.

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Category - New Customers
Posted - 10/02/2012 11:08am
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Daphne's Creamery

Little Daphne loves butter. She can tell you what butter she loves and what butter is not so good. Her uncle Charlie (not really her uncle, but in Greek tradition an older family friend is considered an uncle) grew up in Wisconsin.  As a kid he used to milk cows, churn butter and of course, make cheese. Always a devoted Cheesehead, Uncle Charlie and little Daphne shared a common love for dairy. Together they teamed up to build a brand committed to creating and delivering the finest dairy products you can find at a creamery. But they didn't stop there.

Uncle Charlie and little Daphne wanted to do more than just help people eat tastier butter and cheese. They wanted to give back to their community and decided to make their creamery mission based.

Learn more about Daphne and Charlie's mission to help ease the lives of those with Parkinson's, and find out how you can be part of the solution.


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Category - New Customers
Posted - 10/02/2012 11:03am
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Yioro! (That means George!) Live, Love, Drizzle

Yioryo (george) is a mission based company focused on providing Greece’s natural bounty to the chefs of North America.  Our aim is to focus on the ingredients that have made Greek cuisine famous internationally.  Our mission is to give back to the children of North America by providing nutrition education and the resources to attain a healthier lifestyle.

Our approach is to find the best ingredients of Greece and ensure that this ultra premium level of quality is consistently delivered to your kitchen.

We work hard to monitor harvests, transportation, processing, packaging and inventory management to deliver nature’s finest goods to the world’s finest chefs.


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Category - New Customers,Non Profits
Posted - 10/02/2012 10:54am
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Sonoma Valley Visitor's Bureau, Joomla'd Out!
Frustrated with their previous Joomla website, the Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau approached WildFireWeb for a new solution. The website has a lot of bells and whistles, so there was plenty to keep us busy, from the fully dynamic directory with integrated dynamic mapping to a new county wide calendar of events, to the in house management of ads for their members, it's not the same old business anymore.


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Category - New Customers
Posted - 10/02/2012 10:11am
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Choose to Cheese! The Sonoma Cheese Factory
It's all in the details.

A year ago the Sonoma Cheese Factory had a website that hadn't been updated in over 5 years, 2 months ago, even THEY couldn't take it anymore and decided no website was better than a bad website. Fortunately, they called us over here at WildFireWeb and got some help. While it may seem minimalistic at the moment, they're happy to be back online with current location and contact information and we're happy to have them as customers.

Mike has big plans for the website so look an online store, including online picnic and lunch options, coming your way soon.


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Category - Non Profits,Design
Posted - 10/02/2012 10:03am
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Growing Up! Quarryhill Botanical Garden
Founded in 1987, Quarryhill is one of the pre-eminent Asian botanical gardens globally, featuring one of the largest collections of documented, wild-collected Asian plants in the world. It centrally located for Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties as well as greater Northern California


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Category - New Customers
Posted - 10/02/2012 09:57am
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WildFireWeb Welcomes Kenwood Investments & Chateau Sonoma Hotel
Dear Friends,

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our new endeavor, Chateau Sonoma Hotel and Spa. Chateau Sonoma Hotel and Spa is a proposed boutique hotel, restaurant and spa to be located ••• block from the historic Sonoma Plaza.


We are proud to call Sonoma home and are committed to ensuring it is a place we all can be proud of. From renovating Ramekins into a desirable destination to forming the Ramekins Foundation to the numerous non-profit organizations to which we contribute time and money, we are loyal to Sonoma and always will be.

We hope to continue to enhance the Sonoma Valley by creating Chateau Sonoma Hotel and Spa. The Hotel will attract an international clientele, bringing additional recognition to the city and increased patronage to local merchants resulting in increased sales tax dollars to benefit the community. In addition, the “green” features in the hotel design further the community’s vision of sustainability.

We value the residents of Sonoma and we will welcome them to the hotel. Chateau Sonoma Hotel and Spa will offer health club memberships to those who live in the immediate area, discounted pricing for Sonoma residents and high school internship programs for local teens.

We look forward to working with you to create this exciting asset in our community.


Sarah and Darius Anderson

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Category - New Customers,Non Profits
Posted - 10/02/2012 09:49am
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WildFireWeb Welcomes Invoking the Pause
Invoking The Pause ("ITP"), an environmental small grants program founded by Maggie Kaplan in 2007, initially began as a two-phase program to foster creativity and 'out-of-the-box' thinking by two or more collaborators for innovative and potentially scalable ideas to:
  • Help individuals and communities understand the true impacts of climate change and global warming in our lives
  • Launch new initiatives or breakthrough ideas that ultimately result in individuals and communities making better choices to reduce our carbon footprint
  • Create mitigation and adaptation solutions

ITP  seeds many fertile ideas in interdisciplinary ways to advance public awareness about climate change - to steward the ecological health of our planet and to preserve its magnificence and mysteries.  ITP provides for a collaborative pause - a 'gift of time' to create the possibilities for a shift from 'chronos into kairos', to slow down, savor natural beauty, and open inspirational, creative portals to address these issues.

Fundamental to ITP's  mission is the belief that each Grant Partner (GP) truly is a partner, not merely a grantee.  Each GP becomes part of our growing community of committed, passionate individuals who have crafted their own unique programs to address climate issues.  ITP fosters connectivity and collaboration among the expanding ITP community of GPs both during and after their funding. 

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Category - Marketing,Facebook,Social Media
Posted - 09/28/2012 08:22am
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Sorry Marketers, You're Doing Facebook Wrong

Sorry Marketers, You're Doing Facebook Wrong

If you're looking to take a day off from posting on Facebook, choose Wednesday, but don't rest on Sunday or you'll miss the best opportunity of the week.

That's the advice from Buddy Media's "Strategies for Effective Wall Posts: A Timeline Analysis," a report based on activity from 1,800 of the world's biggest brand pages from April 1 to May 31.

[More from Mashable: Facebook, Gates Foundation Team Up to Create Apps For Future College Students]

As with previous Buddy Media reports on the subject, the analysis found that marketers are still posting too little on weekends and at night and when they do post, they're way too verbose.

Weekends, when brands post too little, the audience appears primed for interaction, though it varies by industry. For "advertising and consulting," for example, weekend posts get 69% higher interaction, but only 11% of posts are published on Saturday and Sunday. Not every industry has the same pattern, though: Thursday is the biggest day of the week for "clothing and fashion" while Monday is the biggest for "general retail."

[More from Mashable: The 10 Pages That Lost the Most Fans From Facebook’s Purge]

SEE ALSO: Sorry Marketers, You’re Doing Twitter Wrong [REPORT]

In general, though, Hump Day is the worst day to post; interactions on Wednesday are 7.4% lower than average.

Once again, the study also found that off-hours are the best time to post. Brand posts between 8 pm and 7 am got 14% higher interaction than those published between 8 am and 7 pm.

Meanwhile, when it comes to posts, less is more. Brands that post one or two times a day see 19% higher interaction rates than those that publish three or more posts. "The key is not to bombard fans with too many posts, as Facebook News Feed optimization often penalizes for this," the report cautions.

And while Twitter has a 140-character limit, Buddy Media suggests a self-imposed 80-character wall for Facebook posts. Such posts get a 23% higher interaction than longer posts. However, 75% of posts are beyond that limit. It's also a good idea to run photos -- photo posts get 39% higher interaction rates than average. Text-only posts aren't a bad option either, though: They get a 12% higher-than-average rate. Video and link posts appear to be the worst option: They have lower-than-average interaction rates.

Among the other recommendations:

  • Use links with a recognizable URL, like "" where users have an idea of what to expect.
  • Asking a question is a good idea, but ask it at the end of your comment, not at the beginning. Posts with a question at the end have a 15% higher overall interaction rate and a 2X higher comment rate than those with a question asked in the middle of the post.
  • Ask fans to caption a picture. Posts that ask readers to "caption this" get 5.5X higher comment rates than average. Such posts also increase the overall interaction rate by more than 100%.
  • "Fill in the blank" is another good option. Such posts garner 4X more comments than average.
  • Use emoticons: Posts that contain emoticons receive 52% higher interaction rates. Posts that employ them have a 57% higher like rate,a 33% higher comment rate and 33% higher share rate.
  • The best emoticons to use: ":D" and ":P." Such emoticons have a 2.4X and 2X higher response rate, respectively than other emoticons.
  • Use a call to action. Posts with commands like "Like," "Caption This," "Share," "Yes or No" and "True or False" get interaction rates that are 48% higher than average.
  • This story originally published on Mashable here.

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