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2017 Website Layout Trends

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Each year brings new and continuing trends in web design. 2017 promises websites full of interaction and engagement. We’re checking out the layout trends that will be taking over the web in the next year. Video Background The use of high quality background images and illustrations has been on the upswing the past several years. That trend continues in 2017…

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How to Turn a Photo into a Vector Line Art with Illustrator

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Icons and graphics are the universal means of communicating an idea. When creating a design concept, we rely on images to convey our message. Graphic designers have unlimited resources when it comes to finding icons, photos and illustrations but every once in a while it becomes necessary to create our own. Newer versions of Adobe Illustrator offer powerful tools for…

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Quick Reference Guide for 2016 Social Media Image Sizes

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Every social media platform comes with it’s own dimensions for profile, cover, and shared photos. We’ve compiled a list of all the profile images you’ll need and the sizes they should be for your brand’s social media profiles. Facebook Images Facebook is one of the easier social media platforms to add your collateral to. The cover photo does not stretch…

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How to Take Your Own Business Photos for Your Website

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Shooting your own photos is a great way to create authentic content for your website while showing off your work. You don’t always need a professional photographer or special equipment to take great photos, either. Knowing some photography basics can help you take high quality photos with a basic digital camera or even your phone. This is part one of…

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2014 Web Map Design Examples & Inspiration

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Maps are great visual, web design tools that help users get the information they need quickly. Advances in geocoding have made it easy to create beautiful, custom location and geographic specific data maps. Here are some of my favorite examples of websites using awesome map designs right now. Websites Using Custom Markers PM Environmental PM Environmental’s location page uses a custom Google…

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Tutorial for Creating a Custom Email Template in MailChimp

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MailChimp is a great tool for creating email campaigns that engage consumers and drive traffic to your website. It also has a powerful template designer that allows you to create a custom design starting with a basic template. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to turn a simple layout into a great-looking design. Step 1: Creating a New Template Once…

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5 Simple Ways to Update Your Website for 2014

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Design trends on the web are constantly changing and evolving. Websites that were created just a few years ago quickly start to look dated compared to newer ones today. Making a few changes to the aesthetic of your site can make it feel modern and updated without involving a total website overhaul. We’ve collected a few tips to simply and…

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