The RainStorm Blog

Company news, industry analysis, and advice from RainStorm.

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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Client Spotlight: Rafael Grossmann

This past month saw a handful of website launches, but today we're taking a look at just one of them. Rafael Grossmann is a surgeon most widely known for his work with Google Glass. Rafael sought RainStorm to craft a platform for his commentaries on the medical and...

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How RainStorm Weathers a SnowStorm

Neither snow nor rain nor sleet... As the storm blustered across the eastern US last Tuesday, January 27th, the RainStorm team gathered for their regular 9:15 a.m. Tuesday staff meeting. The agenda was posted, the weekly goals had been set, and everyone greeted each...

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Fifteen Years — Looking Forward, Looking Back

This year RainStorm is recognizing its fifteen years in business. In 1999, current CEO Brian Rahill founded RainStorm to assist some of the earliest commercial websites with search engine marketing and promotion strategies. That startup has moved and grown from the...

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Introducing The Almanac, Our Quarterly Newsletter

We're launching a free resource called The Almanac, our quarterly newsletter where we'll provide company news and industry insights. Sign up below to stay up-to-date on what's happening at RainStorm and the world of web development. Sign Up Now

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Little Splash, Big Wave

Sometimes our clients need a quick solution before the larger process of a full website design/build can be finished. Sometimes this is all they want. Either way, a single splash page is an efficient way to get something out to your audience in a professional manner...

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RainStorm Retreat 2015

Yesterday at RainStorm we took a step back for our annual retreat. Our retreat is a day-long event where we spend the first half of the day reviewing our previous year as well as setting a course for the year to come. The second half of the day we head off for some...

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Welcome Ian and Monique!

This month we're welcoming Ian Lusk and Monique Bouchard (@moniquebouchard) to the RainStorm team. Ian will be working closely with Suze as a Support Web Developer on our support team. He'll be handling day-to-day website updates and technical support cases. Monique...

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