What Is Responsive Web Design and Why Is it Important?

Chances are that you have heard about the importance of responsive web design. All this means is that your site looks the same or similar on all devices including desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smart phones. Images, videos, and sidebars re-adjust or re-align in order to be contained within the device screen size, eliminating horizontal scrolling or being cut off entirely. The importance of having a responsive website is not going to go away, and in fact, is becoming increasingly important as site views on mobile take over site views on a desktop. ...more
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Todays post covers my newsletter! If you like web design or tech backgrounds, you'd love my newsletter. I feature design freebies each week, as well as giving some other bloggers some love each week.Sign up here!...more

6 Blog Design Mistakes You Need to Check If You're Doing

Blogging is, or should be like, having a conversation. There is give and take, and the environment where the conversation is happening should be warm and welcoming. Not loud and distracting. While your blog and website design should reflect who you are and what your blog or business is about, it is important to remember that you are also designing for your potential readers and clients. People you hope to build a relationship with. Here are 6 of the most common blog design mistakes I see around the Web, and the advice I give to my clients who make those mistakes. ...more
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The Outsider’s Guide to Graphic Design: Vector vs. Raster

 Do you know the difference between a file ending in the extension “.JPG” and the extension “.EPS?”A skilled designer knows how to work with a client to achieve a product that both pleases the client and is grounded in good design principles. If you’re an outsider to the world of graphic design, you might become frustrated if the designer insists on following what seem to you like arbitrary rules. Having a familiarity with some of the basic concepts behind graphic design will help you better understand your designer’s needs and get the professional-looking results you deserve....more

Why Website Navigation is Important

A professional look is what is needed for a website designed to be effective as well as creative. The artistic touch that a designer may put into the website is well and good, however, it needs to be easy to navigate and simple to execute purchases and the like....more

Why Do I Like Graphic Design?

Recently, while I was questioning a lot of things in my life, I was asked why I like graphic design? It got me thinking.Graphic design is the skill used to combine text and images to convey a message....more

A Practical Major

NaBloPoMo Prompt: What accomplishment are you most proud of?...more

The Shocking Truth About Your New Website

"I've had my new website up for a while now + nothings happened"Sound familiar? I've heard it echoed many times by new website owners who've been recently hooked up with some online swag. The usual problem is that these sites weren't built to do anything but impress. And if there was any forethought, planning or strategy, it was vague....more

5 Reasons WordPress Rocks

Did you know that WordPress powers over 60 million websites world-wide? We aren’t just talking bloggers here, either. A totally random list of WordPress users include big brands such as Ford, Sony, and Samsung, major news outlets like Forbes, CNN, and MSNBC, and celebrities such as the Rolling Stones, Margaret Cho, and Giada De Laurentiis. A good portion of my clients are WordPress users when they come to me for design help, but many have questions about WordPress, with the number one question being, “Why is WordPress so great?” I don’t just think WordPress is great, I think it rocks, and here is why. ...more
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