February 2013

Feb 22



The Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival is near! Kicking off on April 20 and concluding on April 21, the two-day festival has been known for their vast display of various companies and organizations. Previous Exhibitors include California Solar Electric, KJEE 92.9FM, LoaTree, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, and us, Oniracom!

The SB Earth Festival, organized by the Community Environmental Council (CEC) and partnered with Plus One Events, New Noise Music Foundation, and LoaTree are excited to bring two days filled with exhibits, music, and green technology to the Santa Barbara Community.

We are also excited to be exhibiting at the Social Media Lounge along with our friends at LoaTree. CEC encourages companies an organizations to become exhibitors at the festival. The registration form can be found on the Earth Day Festival website, and takes only about 10-15 minutes to complete. Here’s what you need to have ready when registering:

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Feb 21


By now I’m sure the majority of you are all too familiar with the Harlem Shake dance meme that has overtaken Gangnam Style as the latest viral sensation to hit the web.
I’ll admit, I too am guilty of spending a shameful amount of time watching these videos online…

While the Harlem Shake may have been burning through it’s 15 minutes mercilessly, there’s no denying that it marks one of the most popular and pervasive memes of 2013. Within just a span of a few weeks, it already boasts well over 170 million views from 40,000 different YouTube channels.

Between punching inflatable giraffes and underwater tabletop dancing, it’s hard to choose which Harlem Shake videos are the most creative. Thankfully, Mashable has compiled a comprehensive list of must-sees for viewers. Check it out here.

And for those of you hoping this meme couldn’t fade into obscurity any sooner, I’ve got bad news for you. A variation of the Harlem Shake, or rather, “Harlem Fake” has made its way to the Internet—but this time, viewers are greeted with a twist once the bass kicks in.

Here are a few clips of funny Harlem fake-outs:

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Feb 20


We are happy to present our brand new site, built using responsive design and features 12 slides or “tarot cards” (as our staff calls them) outlining our most popular services.

Click on a card to find out more about that service and to see portfolio examples!



The “Web Production” slide refreshes the page with a featured slideshow at the bottom, showcasing our work. What happens when you click on “The Gaslight Anthem?”

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Feb 15


Happy Valentine’s Day! Since it’s the special day of love, our February Staff Playlist includes all of our favorite love songs that are mushy gushy, romantic, heart-wrenching, and lovely all in equal measure.

If you need a romantic playlist, well here you have it! Sit back and enjoy.


1. “My Best Friend” - Weezer

2. “Postcards From Italy” - Beirut

3. “Love And Some Verses - Iron and Wine


4. “You Can Close Your Eyes” - James Taylor

5. “All My Life” - K-Ci & JoJo

6. “You’re My Best Friend” - Queen

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Feb 13


A Close Look At The Grammys

Author: breanna

We just lived through another historical moment here in Santa Barbara, and no I’m not talking about the grand opening of Chik – Fil- A, is that how it’s spelled? No no, the 55th annual Grammy Awards aired Sunday night!  And this time, there wasn’t too much Taylor or Kanye, unless you count the break-up-song in Wonderland Cirque du-so weird spectacular the lovely Ms. Swift performed.


All this aside, all I could think about, was how many categories does it take to establish an award show?  I’m all for recognizing and honoring the artists I blast from my little macbook speakers, but I mean really, three and a half hours?  Seems to be a bit… excessive.  So, I looked into the past in order to compare it to the present.

In the First Annual Grammy awards ceremony, there were 28 categories.  (Don’t worry, I counted.)  Categories such as Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, all the big awards we still await with much anticipation year after year.  However, we still hand out just about all of the same awards from that first ceremony… and then some.

The 55th Annual Grammy awards ceremony possessed not even double but almost triple that amount with 81 total categories.  Some are probably necessary to add i.e. country, rap, reggae, you know, to keep up with the times.  But some of them, well, you be the judge.

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Feb 06


We are happy to announce that we have launched THREE awesome sites for Las Vegas nightclubs, Haze, 1Oak, and The Bank.

With nightclubs in Las Vegas, Miami, and Dubai, The Light Group is one of the United States’ leading hospitality development and management companies. Our team developed these killer sites with both desktop and mobile views, and great api integrations.

Haze, 1Oak, and The Bank came to Oniracom with the need to update their web presence. Oniracom based our designs on client requests, while blending leading-edge technology with the website build. The result is a beautiful handcrafted website, boasting intuitive navigation features and stunning event-based social content.

Get a feel of each of the sites by exploring through the video walk-throughs below.

Oniracom Portfolio | Haze Nightclub at Aria (HazeLasVegas.com) from Oniracom on Vimeo.

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