Laughing Squid Vendors, Products and Services We Use

Rackspace

photo by Scott Beale

People often ask us what companies we use for various products and services, so we thought it would be good to put together a list of Laughing Squid vendors. We’ll update this list over time as we add use new products and services.

Laughing Squid Blog Resources

Laughing Squid is proudly run on the wonderful open source blogging script WordPress, along with a variety of great WordPress plugins, Jetpack and VaultPress. The WordPress theme we use runs on the Genesis Theme Framework.

Some other services we use for the blog are FeedBurner (email list), Google Analytics (traffic statistics), Google AdSense (advertising), Amazon.com Associates (referral program) and CloudFlare (traffic optimization).

Managed Hosting & Data Center

The cloud hosting infrastructure that we use for our web hosting operations is provided by Rackspace based out of San Antonio. They have been really great, living up to their motto of “Fanatical Support”. We are one of their oldest customers and have been with them since May 1999. Here’s my photos from my visits to Rackspace in 2005, 2009 and 2011.

Some of the services we use with our hosting are FreshBooks (billing), Zendesk (support) and FormStack (forms).

Fulfillment

For our fulfillment services we use NoonaCo in San Francisco, run by our good friend Helena “Noona” Nolan. They do all of the packing and shipping for our t-shirt, mug and poster orders, as well as run our online store.

Stickers

People love our Laughing Squid stickers and we print them by the thousands at StickerGiant. They make quality vinyl stickers, with a quick turn-around and are able to match the PMS 360 green we use, as well as the occasional custom color.

T-Shirts

We have our Laughing Squid t-shirts screen printed by the great folks at Ape Do Good Printing in San Francisco. Here’s my write-up on Ape Do Good, which includes some photos I shot of their shop.

Buttons

We have our Laughing Squid buttons made by One Inch Round in San Francisco.

Written by Scott Beale

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