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Design. Without it, everything is ugly! You don’t want your business’s marketing material to be ugly, do you? We didn’t think so.

An inside look at a designer’s toolbox

In celebration of Tim’s upcoming book, Blog A Week, I’ve decided it would probably be a good idea to put it to the test. It can sometimes be tough to find a good topic to write about, and this book can help you think of some out-of-the-box ideas. That’s where I got the idea to write about my “toolbox”, or things that I use every day as a designer, and why I love to use them.

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15 Stock Photo Resources

Nothing will set your website apart quite like high-quality engaging photos. The photos on your website are often what people will notice first when visiting your website. They help set the mood, let your visitors know what to expect, simply add some visual interest to complement your content. But not everyone has the resources, whether that’s time, money, or equipment, to create their own photos. That’s where stock photos can come in handy.

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Affordable options for photo editing

One problem that I see clients often have is the inability to easily edit their photos to put on the web. Although I’ve given some suggestions in the past on how to simply resize your photos for the web, sometimes your photos may need a little more tweaking than just a quick resize. Not everyone can afford expensive software to edit photos, so that’s why I’d like to share a few powerful, affordable options that you can try out.

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How to know which image files you should use

When you’re working with a web designer or trying to do things on your own, there might be some confusion about all the different file types you see for images. It’s understandable, there are a ton of different image file types.

I’m here to take the mystery away and give you some easy guidelines for knowing which file types to use when. Hopefully it will make your conversations with web designers and the work you do on your own a little less stressful.

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Can you use one of these Valentine’s cards?

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and everyone is about to start scrambling to find the perfect cards and gifts for their friends and loved ones. Since picking through cards at Walgreens can sometimes be more frustrating than fun I decided to put together a few Valentine’s Day card designs for our T&S friends to use.

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Jump-Start Your Email Newsletter With This Deal

It’s that time again! All year long we have been doing specials and giveaways for both current and new clients, and this month is no exception. Are you currently sending out a newsletter for your business? Does it look as awesome as you wish it did? If not, we can help!

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Have You Fixed Your YouTube Channel?

Several months ago, YouTube rolled out some new changes to their YouTube channels. You had the option of whether or not to switch to the new “One Channel” design, but as of June 5th, 2013, the change has been applied to all channels. If you haven’t fixed your channel’s branding, it may not look very professional right now. So it’s time to get your channel back up to snuff!

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Facebook design showcase from January’s special

In celebration of our 10-year anniversary, for the month of January we gave all current clients the opportunity to cash in on a free social media design of their choice for their organization or business. Since we had so many great ones, we decided to show off a few clients who have brand-spanking new Facebook designs.

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Twitter design winner: CocoFlow, Oklahoma’s Premier Chocolate Artisan

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A mobile app for your business is a bad idea

Many business owners come to us interested in a mobile app. They may want an iPhone app, an Android app, or they may not know what they want. Sometimes they want to make use of mobile notifications, sometimes they just want in on the whole “mobile app thing.” In general, an app for your business is a bad idea.

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