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Why You Should Use Wix (or Why You Shouldn’t)

Wix is simple and you can do it yourself. “Yourself” being the keyword that determines whether the Wix-way is your way. In this article I weigh the pros and cons of using Wix, versus hiring a professional to manage your web presence. There are many more or less simple tools out there you can use…

Typography

How to Make a Font—an Overview

Are you considering creating a font? Maybe you already have drawn the typeface by hand, or maybe drawn up the lines in Illustrator. I have finished my first font, and believe I have a few tips to pass on from my experience. This article is intended to give an overview, and to make sure that…

Facebook

Facebook Post Preview—See Your Post Before Sharing

Can you preview your Facebook posts? You have just finished setting up your website, and it looks amazing. The only problem is, you have no idea how it looks if somebody shares it to Facebook. Fortunately the answer to the preceding questions is: Yes you can, and you can also take complete control over how…

Facebook

How to Add “Products Shown” to Facebook Posts

Have you seen those Facebook posts that have products or services shown on them under the title, "Products shown?" Ever wondered how to show them there? Here is a complete walkthrough of how to do it. How do you add “Products Shown” to your Facebook Posts I made a tutorial video that goes through every…

Facebook

Facebook Custom Page Tab—Why Should You Get One?

Did you know you can add Custom Facebook Tabs? We make them (and they're quite versatile), but since you shouldn't invest in something without knowing why, the question here would be: Under what circumstances is it worth investing in a Custom Facebook Page Tab? 1. When you already have a lot of traffic to your Facebook…

Products Typography

I Have Been Getting Into Typography (And Why a Side Project is Healthy)

Recently I have gone down the path of typography, and it lead me further than I intended (no pun indented—really). There are two reasons why I started, and here they are. First of All I wanted to start another side project. I can't help it, I love starting something new—to build a brand from scratch.…

Branding

Simple Branding Tips for You That Already Have a Brand

I want to give some practical tips for how to stick with your company's brand wherever you are working in your organization and whatever your task is. Always Return to the Palette That's too simple of a tip, you say. But no! It is incredible how often we don't pay any mind to it. And remember I am talking to…

Web Development

How to Think When Choosing Between a WordPress Solution or a Handcoded Website

We have two web design services, Hand Coded Websites and WordPress Website Solutions. Here I will attempt to explain the difference a little more in detail. Let us say you currently have no website or want a complete redesign from scratch. The first question you want to ask yourself before choosing a service is: "Do I…

Web Development

How to Raise a Website

Many treat the web like print. You produce the website, you fill in content, and then you leave it “hanging” on the web like some sort of digital poster. I am not against that, it is a good starting point, but let us not stay there. The future is to constantly refine and update your…

Web Development

Why Your Website Fails (and Why Old MacDonald Succeeds)

So you just got a new shiny website up and running, but no one seems to care. Tumbleweed rolls across your url, and no one knows your address—how will your website succeed? It is a challenge everybody has faced, and there are some pretty straight forward answers to this problem. You just bought a property: Your…

Graphic Design

How to Make Hand Drawn Logos in Illustrator

One of my personal favorite approaches to making logos in Illustrator, is where you hand draw it first, then scan or photograph it and pull it into Illustrator to vectorize it and refine it. Using this approach you have the opportunity to either straighten up your lines and turn your simple sketch into a perfectly symmetrical…

Web Development

The Shy Tag

The shy tag—this little tag that allows you to decide where to break up long words when the screen gets too narrow. I don't know why it took me such a long time to come across any mention of it, but it is probably because it is shy, and it is trying to hide. How…