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Online Casino Web Design Review

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Online casino websites have changed a lot since the first of the big ones hit the internet back in the 1990s, and they are currently undergoing further significant design changes as these companies look to fit their services to the rise of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.
When online casino sites first arrived on the internet, they tended to be a lot flashier and gaudier than they are now as the casino companies looked to entice people in via eye-catching web design. However as online casinos have become more popular and firms have become more savvy about what does – and doesn’t – work on the net, these designs have been replaced by clean, simple ones that prioritize making them as easy for people to navigate around as possible.

However, the standard ipad casino web design has been undergoing further changes in recent times, as the companies adjust to the greater numbers of people seeking to access them on mobile devices. At first many of these sites simply provided separate mobile-friendly sites, but there were problems with this – including the fact that it means the user-experience is not uniform when people move between different devices and the fact that the mobile versions of the sites offered fewer games. The solution to this has been to fit the main online casino sites with responsive web design.

Responsive design means that the layout of the site automatically adjusts itself, to fit the device being used to access it – by determining the display and browser window size and then utilising this information to make the necessary modifications. Responsive web design has been in existence for quite a long time, but it has only filtered through to casino sites over the last year or so. The other big change has been the abandonment of Flash player for the delivery of graphics and video content, in favour of using HTML5, on the grounds that the latter offers a more stable platform for those accessing the sites on tablets and smartphones.


Have you ever wondered what gift to give that special someone in your life? They already have everything they need, and you’ve been racking your brain each holiday and birthday for the last several years to come up with something unique, something that is truly as special as they are–and now you have completely run out of ideas.

A personalized poem by Karen Jean Matsko Hood is the perfect answer. Affordable on any budget, personalized poems can be anything you want: fun and lighthearted, romantic, friendly, or sympathetic; they can be tailored to fit almost occasion including birthdays, engagements or anniversaries, holidays, bereavement, as well as any other important event or milestone. Whereas most personalized items simply add the name of your gift recipient to an already-existing poem, a Personalized Poem by Karen is always a unique creation, written specifically for you and your loved one.

Karen Jean Matsko Hood has been writing poetry for many years, and her poems have appeared in numerous magazines and literary journals both national and international. You can read a review of her first volume of poetry, Frost of Spring Green, here. Karen’s experience and expertise in writing well-crafted, poignant poems makes her a natural for personalized poetry. Her deft touch and finely-woven words are guaranteed to touch the heartstrings no matter the subject or event you are looking to commemorate. Give a gift that will be treasured forever–give a Personalized Poem by Karen.

What are personal poems?

Personal poems are professionally written for you alone, to be used as a thoughtful gift for someone you love or admire.

How does the process work?

The poem is written from information you give me about the person for whom you want the gift.
Using an insightful questionnaire, Ms. Hood is able to craft a poem that reflects exactly what you have in mind. Sometimes she may even use your own words in beautiful poetic form.

How will I know that the poem is
exactly what I wanted to say?

You choose the mood of the poem, whether light or sentimental. If Ms. Hood’s first draft does not portray your feelings precisely, it will be rewritten so that it meets your approval.

How is the poem presented?

After Ms. Hood receives your approval, the poem is printed in script on elegant parchment paper and placed in your choice of either a special frame or display

What is the cost of a personal poem?

The cost depends upon the agreed-on length of the poem and includes frame or display folder, plus one extra copy.

How do I order a personal poem?

You can email Ms. Hood at or fax her at (509) 922-9949.


For more information, including pricing, please click here to view and/or print our Personalized Poems Brochure.


Upcoming Book by Karen Jean Matsko Hood

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Whispering Pine Press is proud to announce prolific local author Karen Jean Matsko Hood‘s upcoming book titled Large Families: A Look Past the Average. This book delves past the cultural assumption of small families to explore the dynamics of large families of all types, including extended, blended, and adopted in a manner that is both thought provoking and heartfelt. While many Americans are accustomed to small nuclear families, this is a fairly recent development in world history, and there are many cultures throughout the world that value larger families and still consider them the norm in their own country. Hood’s insightful book challenges the reader to put aside the negative stereotypes that unfairly accompany large families in the U.S. and open his/her heart to the joys that abound when many people come together in the same household.

The mother of sixteen children, both natural, adopted, and foster, Karen Hood is passionate about sharing her experiences in loving and raising a large family with others. Hood’s adopted children come countries all over the globe, and she honors each child’s heritage by learning to cook traditional meals and encouraging them to express their native customs, thereby creating a truly blended family where everyone is valued and loved. Her experience gives her a unique perspective on family dynamics that is both eye-opening and heartwarming.

Large Families is an in-depth look at the family unit, investigating it from every angle. It provides valuable statistics, discusses the various reasonings behind planning a large family, and even explores the history of society’s reaction to the large family, from negative to positive and past to present, even demonstrating how current trends in the United States indicate how our society may view large families in the future. For anyone who has ever been a part of, wanted to start, or known a large family, Hood’s book is essential; and it is an invaluable resource for the nation at large as well. A powerful and timely study of family dynamics, Large Families stimulates profound discussion about a key societal issue that we all should consider.