Should You Use a CMS or Not?

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One of the popular things that people want on a website but don’t necessarily understand is a CMS. It’s a great buzz word that gets thrown around by designers and the like, but that doesn’t mean everyone really knows what it means, or what the purpose is. A CMS, short for Content Management System, is…

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Does a Website Redesign Make Sense? 10 Reasons Why It Does

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In this day and age, it’s hard to imagine not having a website to help drive customers and visitors to your business. A website is one of the first things that most people look for when they discover a new business (alongside any social media, but that’s a different post), and that makes it very…

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Offset Printing vs Digital Printing: Which is Right?

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When you run a business, promote a service, or even just want to let people know about an event, you will probably be faced with printing. At some point someone probably even asked you if preferred to use offset printing or digital printing as your preferred method, and you may have frozen because honestly, does…

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Do I Need a Website?

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This has been a question asked since the dawn of time. Well, maybe not quite that far back, but at least since the internet became a mainstream tool available to businesses and households alike. It seems like the thing to do, and it certainly isn’t hard to get one. There was a time when anyone…

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Are You Making These 5 Website Business Mistakes?

5 Business Website Mistakes

Having a website business can be a pretty easy thing to have and manage, but as there are with many things, you’ll want to make sure you have everything set up correctly and efficiently to ensure more peace of mind and less stress filled nights. Unless you are familiar with how websites are set up…

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Why is { insert } design so expensive?

Design Costs

This is probably the most asked question I get, in regards to my design business. And in the nearly 15 years I’ve been doing this, it still makes me cringe. Not because I’m afraid to tell anyone what I charge, but because when you enter into this type of conversation, 9 times out of 10,…

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The Importance of Backing Up Your Files

Backing Up Your Files

It happens to everyone. It will happen to you. It’s happened to me (more than once!), and every time it happens, it’s messy. What am I talking about? I’m talking about the inevitable problem of a hard drive that fails, causing misery and despair in its wake. And I’m not joking when I say it’s…

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Content – Don’t Steal It!

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Maybe you’re thinking this sounds pretty straight forward. Maybe you’re thinking, well that’s a no-brainer. Maybe you are even thinking who in their right mind would do that? Read on, dear visitor! It might be easier to fall into this trap than you think, and if you get caught on the wrong side of it…

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Featured Project Corner: Fix Long Beach

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In early January we launched another website that was dedicated to helping the dog and cat communities. They aren’t exactly a rescue, but the work that they do falls into the same lines, since they are effectively helping save the at risk animal populations in Long Beach, CA, and surrounding areas. Diana and Tamara (along…

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Doing Business With Family & Friends

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If you’re in any design, creative, or computer related field, you probably cringed while reading that headline.  It’s okay, I cringed while writing it. If you didn’t, you might be a masochist. But, that’s a blog topic for someone who’s not me. All joking aside though, this can be a pretty serious topic and a…

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