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Spring Forward With a Renewed Look for Your Brand

Spring Forward With a Renewed Look for Your Brand

Mar 9, 2015

Springtime always brings a fresh, renewed feeling with it. The weather is getting warmer and trees, plants, and flowers are beginning to bloom. Everything around us feels transformed and it can be very energizing. This is the perfect time to try something new yourself. When was the last time you gave your website a new look; whether it was a complete redesign or...

6 Great Image Tools to Spruce Up Your Website

6 Great Image Tools to Spruce Up Your Website

May 5, 2014

As you already know, the use of images on your website, blog, and social media networks is a basic necessity. Images can show off your brand and provide consistency for it. They are eye-catchers on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and Pinterest is based solely on images. They help draw people in to read your articles and blog posts. Yes, images...

A New Blogger’s Checklist: Does Your Blog Have the Right Parts Under the Hood?

A New Blogger’s Checklist: Does Your Blog Have the Right Parts Under the Hood?

Mar 17, 2014

If you are just starting a blog or not getting any visitor interaction, have you taken the time to make sure that your blog has all the right parts under the hood? Many sites available for setting up blogs, for example WordPress or Tumblr, have templates or plug-ins available that assist with making sure you have what you need. But, there are some sites out...

Three Next Generation Web Design Trends of 2013

Three Next Generation Web Design Trends of 2013

Nov 2, 2012

The evolution on web design reminds me of the auto industry. When the first websites came online, technology limited the aesthetics to color schemes and white space. New programming languages and improvements in graphic design programs allowed designers to start using sleek curves, flashy tail fins, and match aesthetics to real world inspiration. For a time in...

5 Design Communities Every Developer Should Know About

5 Design Communities Every Developer Should Know About

Oct 31, 2012

Are you a web designer looking to share your work and network with other developers? Web design and graphic design is a growing industry that evolves quickly. Staying up to date on the latest trends and best practices is crucial for all professional designers if they want to be considered relevant.   Joining a dedicated community is one of the best ways to...

The Best Glossaries for All Types of Online Professionals

The Best Glossaries for All Types of Online Professionals

Oct 12, 2012

What do you do when the bread crumb navigation stops rendering in certain browsers because they cache minified JavaScript incorrectly? How about when the holdover audience of your vertically integrated industry publication doesn’t fit the psychological segmentation profile your content marketing strategist projected in their original qualitative research...

Simple Web Development Skills Every Blogger Should Know

Simple Web Development Skills Every Blogger Should Know

Oct 9, 2012

In the late 1990s I began learning HTML code by reverse engineering the designs of other websites. I searched heavily for information and programs that were affordable to do graphic design with, and I struggled daily with uploading and configuring CGI scripts through an FTP client. Once everything came together, I had a feeling of accomplishment that hasn’t...

Twitter Header Design: What You Need to Know

Twitter Header Design: What You Need to Know

Sep 26, 2012

Last Week Twitter introduced an updated profile design based on a prominent header image. The change was designed to enhance the enhanced profile pages that Twitter launched for advertisers, which also allowed businesses to pin tweets. The new design overlays your avatar, bio, link, name and location over the header, which is roughly displayed as...

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