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There is one good piece of news for anyone launching a new business – you do not need to spend a small fortune making a great-looking logo. When you see the montage of logo’s above, some of the most iconic names in the digital world plus some of the oldest blue-chip brands have logos that…Continue Reading “How to get a Professional Looking Logo on a Shoestring Budget”

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Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr… the advent of photo-heavy apps and social networking sites reinvigorated an interest in great photography at a time when advances in digital photography have significantly reduced the cost to access high-quality photography tools. Smartphones come standard with cameras, and enterprising amateur photographers can even invest in lenses for these devices, and…Continue Reading “Showcasing High-Res Photography: Design Tips & Tricks”

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The majority of work for most design and development companies comes from small business clients, and while these may be our bread and butter assignments, there’s always going to be times when you’ll hunger for something more substantial.  If you’re lucky enough, big business will find you, and when it does, you need to be…Continue Reading “Designing for Big Business (How it’s Different)”

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You’ve probably noticed that all across the Internet—at least the parts that matter—websites are getting more and more similar to one another, so much so that it sometimes can be difficult to keep track of which site you’re looking at. In some ways, this homogenization of the web has been a good thing for users…Continue Reading “From Print to Web: A Step-By-Step Tutorial”

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Website design is supposed to be simple, and technology is supposed to make everything easier than it already is, so why is it that over the years designing and building a website has actually become a more challenging task? It’s mostly because of divergent technologies not evolving at the same pace.  At one point, desktop…Continue Reading “These Simple Changes Could Save Your Site”

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Here’s a fact:  People really shouldn’t be using phones to access websites, except in the most dire circumstances.  Here’s another fact: They unfortunately do, because phone manufacturers have given them the ability to do it. Now because of these two conflicting facts, you have a problem.  Because mobile users can connect to your website and…Continue Reading “Planning for Better Responsive Design”