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About Signal - Vermont Web Designers

Established by President/CEO DAVE ZAHN in May 1985, SIGNAL (Signal Advertising) has grown and adapted over the last three decades to become one of Vermont's premiere web development firms.Our six employees serve approximately 40 client companies... Read more

Ilana Hardesty, Boston University School of Medicine

Signal always finds a way to build just what we need — no matter how unusual. Custom work and their ability to shift gears as projects evolve are the reasons we keep coming back to Signal. Read more

Remembering Apple's "1984" TV spot

It was 30 years ago today, Jan. 22, 1984, Apple aired its now-iconic "1984" television commercial, introducing the world-at-large to the Macintosh computer. The three-day shoot outside London employed about 200 extras, who were paid a total of $10,... Read more

Frere-Jones is suing Hoefler for half of the world's preeminent digital type foundry.

It's a sad day in the type world. Hoefler & Frere-Jones, the preeminent digital type foundry, has broken out into civil war. The firm is perhaps the most important type designer of the 21st century. Its fonts have graced the branding of billion... Read more

Mobile app use up 115%

We love our apps. And new numbers from 2013 prove it. Analytics firm Flurry reports app usage was up 155% last year. Messaging and social apps had the largest gain: up 203%. Read more about increased app usage in 2013 Read more

Chrome mobile adds compression

Google has added a compression option to its Chrome browser for mobile devices. The company says the feature can reduce bandwidth usage by almost half to help users on plans that include bandwidth caps save money. Turn on the option by going to "... Read more

America's most underutilized resource? Plain old telephone poles.

A great article by Vermont Telephone Company's CEO - Michel Guite. America has an important resource that has become unloved and overlooked: tens of millions of humble wood telephone and electric poles that took 150 years for America to install.... Read more

The difference between Art & Design

In preparing for my talk, at the Gorgy Kepes Institute in Hungary earlier this month, I found myself thinking about the difference between design and art. As an artist/designer I have often tried to articulate the difference between these two... Read more

Dave Zahn gives presentation in Hungary

In early December, I had the opportunity to speak at the "Conference on Arts and Technical Civilization", at the Kepes Gyorgy Institute in Eger, Hungary this month. I gave a talk entitled "The Business of Change - Design on the Digital Frontier."... Read more

New blog for Hugh at Smuggs

One of the most popular features of the Signal-produced website for Smugglers' Notch Resort in Jeffersonville, Vt., is Hugh's Blog, the online home of resident powderhound Hugh Johnson. This afternoon we made live v2 of Hugh's Blog. The revamp is... Read more