Mac or PC? Which is better for design?

There are a few key things you need to consider when purchasing a new computer and when you're trying to decide between buying a Mac or a PC: Graphics, Color & Typography When a designer goes to work, they're focused mostly on graphics, color and typography, so they need a computer that can do the…
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Why I’m not scared of WordPress

You would think that Wordpress would scare even the most seasoned web designer.  A content management system (CMS) that allows the customer to manage posts, create pages and even change the style of the site with a click of a button?  You'd think that this would be the end of professional web designers as we…
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Have we forgotten about SEO?

Why is it that everyone wants to be on top of the Google page but no one wants to put in the work?  Why are there so many companies that are popping up these days, offering a top-spot placement with virtually no effort (but a significant price tag)?  Why are people frustrated with the way…
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All WP bloggers: Post a PDF as a picture!

I've tried posting a PDF to my blog before but I always just end up with a link instead of the actual image of the PDF.  I tried to figure out some way of taking the PDF to Photoshop, saving each page as a JPG and then putting those on my blog.  The only problem…
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Your site needs to be visible!

More trends showing up this year are mobile-friendly websites and more video presenting your information.  I'm also seeing much more animations/graphics that are activated by people scrolling down the page.  People like interactive websites, because they're easy and much more attractive. Focus on Mobile Responsive Web Design was another big trend in 2013 and now…
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Could your site use these?

After doing some more research, I decided to add on to my previous post by mentioning some more items that are shaping up to be popular trends in web design for the coming year.  All of the listed items are driving increased traffic and sales to sites both big and small: Bringing in Big Background…
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What is “responsive” web design?

Responsive Web Design (RWD) is a term that refers to a website that is code so that it looks a certain way on your desktop computer and "magically" adjusts its navigation and format to look great on mobile devices.  A great example is a new website I'm working on for Morgann Hill Designs.  View this…
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Multiple sites, one hosting account?

If you're at all familiar with web hosting, it's a necessary step to creating your website online.  You HAVE to have web hosting (unless you want random people from all over the world snooping on YOUR computer to view your site... didn't think so...) and you HAVE to have a domain name (something to "point"…
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Beware of the “canned” website!

It's the business owner's dream: a cheap, pre-made website that can be put up overnight and managed through an online interface.  Sounds too good to be true, right?  That's because it is... Many of these "create your own" websites (which will remain nameless) allow you to create a website based on templates and then host…
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There is a process to making more money!

There's a process to everything, even to making your business work better/smarter/harder.  It's a process that many people don't actually learn until it's too late. First things first.  You need to "know what you don't know".  WHAT??  Think about it.  You need to look at your business plan (if you even have one) and figure…
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