The RainStorm Blog

Company news, industry analysis, and advice from RainStorm.

NEFIS Portal Launches

We're happy to announce the launch of the Northeast Forestry Information Source portal and to add it to our growing family of document repository websites! NEFIS' site is an online, open-­source web portal featuring an easily searchable database of documents/resources...

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RainStorm Goes Rafting

We have a program here at RainStorm where each quarter we step back from the computers and head out to do something recreational as a team. PAIR (the Planned Activities Initiative at RainStorm), coming up on its second year of operation, has taken us all over with...

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Meet Designer Evan Habeeb

Our methodical and creative force is all about the details If you ask Evan Habeeb, RainStorm's graphic designer and front-end developer, about the rules of effective design, he will pause briefly before telling you that there aren't any. “There’s no real process or...

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Client Spotlight: MaineHealth Learning Resource Center

“Figuring out how to be healthy shouldn’t be so hard. We’re here to help.” This is the repeated motto of the MaineHealth Learning Resource Center, found throughout its website, Packed with easy-to-find, reliable information, the site...

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After the Catch – What Happens Next?

Since we’ve had beautiful starry nights and meteor showers lately, we’ve been looking skyward and have been thinking of how great it would be to catch one of those falling stars. We can look at the charts, find the best place to watch, and we feel fortunate to even...

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Get Outside

For the last three years, we've taken a break every day at 3pm to break up the afternoon. It seems like common sense to say "step away from the computer" but it doesn't help as much when you step away, stay in the office, and look at your phone. We try to get out when...

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Encouraging Young Content Creators

RainStorm attended and had a booth at the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce Business Expo yesterday where we had a nice opportunity to talk to many people.  We were able to discuss the excellent work that we do, but not all of the conversations were about business!...

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Document Repository Creates Community for COABE

The Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE) is an international organization helping to advance literacy opportunities for all people, provide leadership in the advancement of adult education, and create professional development opportunities. One part of its...

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Meet Developer Ian Belanger

This homegrown developer likes fast snowmobiles...and faster websites When asked about his role at RainStorm, Ian Belanger is matter-of-fact, “I build the websites.” he says, “Basically, I take the design and turn it into a functioning tool for the client.” As the...

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Celebrating Our 15th at the Chamber

This year we at RainStorm mark our 15th birthday. With a more official celebration to come, we kicked off the anniversary year last night at the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at UCU Orono by treating everyone to a drink on us! We were thrilled...

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Mobile-Friendly Now More Important Than Ever

April 21 is an important date for your website. This is the day when Google will be implementing its new rules that will prioritize mobile-friendly websites in search results. As mobile users have become a larger and larger chunk of web traffic, Google is making...

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Preparing for Your New Website

So, you're getting a new website? What are some things that you, as a client, can do to make the process as smooth as possible for everyone involved? We'll outline a few simple things that can benefit the working relationship between you and your website developer....

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