Let’s Talk Taste – Well-Designed Food Sites

This week, I am positively giddy now that the holiday season officially is in full-swing. The weather is changing ever so slightly from blistering heat and rain to the 50-degree temperatures that any native Floridian like myself calls “cold”, Christmas songs are beginning to make their way into my Spotify radio, and every house smells of delicious home-cooked meals. I’m talking, of course, about Thanksgiving. A favorite holiday of mine for as a long as I can remember, Thanksgiving has always been associated in my house with overeating, boisterous family members, and all-around cheerfulness and this weekend will be no different.

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Tips for Planning A Redesign

For those who know me, it’s no secret that I love to plan. I plan just about every aspect of my life – both professional and otherwise. Need a party thrown? I’ve got a checklist for that. Meeting scheduled next week? Let me add that to my calendar. Need a site redesign? I’m your girl.

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Automated Product, Customer and Order Migration and Integration into Volusion

The custom programming we’ve done for Volusion customers over the last few years has earned us the title of Expert Developers from Volusion. We couldn’t be more honored, yet we’re not ready to rest our laurels on our past achievements and so continue to earn our title by continuing to develop custom solutions to problems that Volusion would say are impossible to remedy. As a Volusion customer or developer, there are certain rules and guidelines you must respect when importing products into your store. For example, all products in your inventory must have a product code, a description, a weight, an image, etc. assigned to them. While this creates structure and order, it can create certain issues and challenges towards getting all that you need using the Volusion platform.

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Typography – Why it’s Important for Marketing

I love type but it is something that I am, admittingly, still mastering. This is mostly because I don’t have as much time as I’d like to practice and experiment with typography. But this week, I’ve set aside some time to do a little reading and brush up on my typographic skills. This post will serve as a recap for this refresher.

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Convincing A Marketing Client Your Design Work is Worthy

When most people consider web or graphic design as a profession, they typically picture a designer working at, well, a design firm. However, design seeps into nearly every single aspect of everyday life. The screen you’re reading this on? It was designed. The chair you’re sitting in? Also designed. The cup you’re sipping coffee out of? Yep, a designer also had a hand in making that too.

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What Thyme Can Teach You About Being Creative

Quite recently, I have taken up gardening as a hobby. So far, I’ve planted a variety of herbs, including rosemary, basil, cilantro, and mint, as well as tomatoes and orchids. I’m enjoying it very much and cannot express the satisfaction I find in watching my plants grow and eventually make their way into my dinner. What I’ve realized over the past few weeks is that nurturing my plants has several similar qualities to encouraging creativity at work. In this week’s post, I’ll discuss what gardening can teach you about creativity in the office.

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Getting Effective Feedback from Design Clients

I cannot stress enough the importance of effective feedback in design. Gaining effective feedback is the best way that we can improve our work. But how do you coax this type of response from your clients? In this week’s post, I will discuss how to get the best possible feedback from your clients so you can create the best work, and ultimately achieve the best results.

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You Know You’re a Writer When…

Whether you write for your personal blog, a marketing company, are a published author, or just do it for fun, folks who find themselves in this line of work often encounter similar situations and share a very special kind of humor. And sometimes, rather than advice on writing or some kind of inspiration, we just need to take a break, laugh, remember that there are other people feeling the same frustrations and triumphs, and be reminded that we shouldn’t take ourselves too seriously.

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