Best Practices for Responding to Your Online Reviews
Your small business has reviews! Now what?
92% of consumers read online reviews (souce: BrightLocal).
When you run your own small business, it’s very easy to take online reviews you see to heart. Good ones can truly make your day, but bad ones can seemingly ruin your whole week!
It’s very important to have a little perspective when you first read them, especially if it’s a negative review. Put yourself in [...]
When it’s not a good fit.
We’re not talking about shoes here, we’re talking about designers, clients, and design projects and how to determine when it just might not be a good fit. Below are some tips and some indications of when working with someone might not work out – before you start. Read through both the Client and Designer sections to understand each perspective.
For Clients …
You want the best designer you can find for your project and that’s [...]
Why you should care about the speed of your website.
I'll cut right to the chase. The two big reasons you want your website to be fast are: #1, Because Google likes it and #2, because your visitors also like it. Read on to learn some quick and basic tips for speeding up your WordPress website.
Graphic Design From Ages Past
Depending on how one defines it, some would consider the cave paintings in Lascaux, France or the hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt could be considered graphic design. That poses a bit of a conundrum when it comes to exploring the, "history of graphic design" though! There is also a lot of cross over between design and art, even today.
Common web design requests … and why you might want to rethink them.
Working within the field of design for many years we have come across a number of repeated requests from clients. Most of these requests probably stem from hearing specific information in regards to design or reading information on the internet. Whatever the reason behind the request, we try to give the best answers possible that will address the request as well as educate and inform our client on best practices and options.
What I Learned About Web Browsing Using a 2008 Laptop
I recently had the misfortune of the graphics card going out in my Mac Pro. I limped along through the work week after that with my 2008 MacBook Pro while I waited for the new card to come in. I hadn’t used the MacBook for work purposes for quite sometime. By today’s standards, it’s slow, but it works. The real problem is that there’s nothing technically wrong with the laptop, but I can’t easily upgrade [...]