In my last post, I presented the case for hiring a professional photographer. I still believe this is the best option for most businesses, but I also realize that sometimes that isn’t always possible. Luckily, there are some great resources out there for stock photography, if you’ll only follow a few simple rules:
1. Consider what type of photos would be appropriate for your business.
Photos should not be treated as merely objects to fill space on your site,… more
There are a lot of buzz words in the world of web design. We’re always delighted when clients come to us knowing a bit about WordPress, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Social Media, E-blasts, and Google Analytics – it means they get what we do, and they’re excited about what these tools can do for their business. But there’s one technological component to websites that folks often forget, and it’s been around for almost 200 years. It is crucial to the… more
We designers are passionate about our work, and we tend to get attached to certain ideas or designs quite easily. It’s expected, but our favorite designs are not always the designs that are chosen. Several months ago we had one such discussion with a client, the end result being that our favorite design was not chosen. Disappointed, I did a bit of research, wondering how other designers handled this situation. I found an article that provided this valuable insight: “The… more
One of my absolute favorite things recently has been to rescue old items from thrift stores and repurpose them, whether it be taking them apart and turning them into something completely different, or just repainting and recovering. My favorite project so far is this jewelry box I made for my best friend. She had been dropping hints that she’d like a jewelry cabinet for her birthday, and after I spent several fruitless afternoons in department stores – unimpressed with what… more