• New Website

    We've just published a new version of our website. Over the last several years we've just been adding new stuff to the old one, and it got to a point where everything was getting a little hard to navigate. We tried our best to make everything simpler and easier to find, and we'd love to hear what you think.

  • Washingtonian Magazine 2011

    Once again we've been named one of the "50 Great Places to Work" by Washingtonian Magazine and we couldn't be happier! Thanks to everyone at Spider Strategies for making this company great!

  • Assigning a Group as an Owner or Updater

    Do you need to hold groups accountable for scorecard objects? Version 2.3 allows you to assign groups as an owner or updater. You can even choose to notify each member of the group when it has been assigned or unassigned an owner or updater.

  • New Chart Writer Options

    Did you know that in version 2.3 you can change the color of your charts? There are options to change the line and bar colors or remove the background color. You can even turn off the shininess and rounded edges to make your charts look more two-dimensional.

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  • Six Computer Tips from a Geek

    As a software developer, I work with computers all day every day. Some things that for me are second nature, I discovered are not at all obvious to someone who doesn't use a computer as often. So, I thought I would write up 6 tips that can save you a lot of time if you are having trouble.

    If you are trying to learn a new program, try playing with it for a few minutes. (Play? Yes, this is actually fun for geeks.) Don't try to accomplish a specific task. You don't know the program yet, so you won't get anywhere. Instead, hover your mouse over icons so you can read their descriptions and click on menus and read the options. Try out any options that sound useful or unclear. A few minutes playing with a program is often more beneficial than hours spent in training or reading a manual.

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