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Backing Up in the Cloud

Sometimes, a single backup location just isn’t enough – even in the Cloud.

Posted on August 15th, 2013
Filed Under: Design Tutorials and Tips, Studio News
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A Guide to Responsive Breaking Points

A visual guide to media queries and breaking points for responsive design.

Posted on April 4th, 2013
Filed Under: Design, Design Tutorials and Tips, Free Goodies!, Website Design
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Educating Clients: a Tricky Process

Educating clients is a hard but often necessary process. We usually start with a conversation.

Posted on November 14th, 2012
Filed Under: Branding, Design, Design Tutorials and Tips, Website Design
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Facebook Photoshop Template Updated for 160px Profile Pic

Simple as the post title puts it… We’ve updated our photoshop Facebook timeline template for the 160px square pricile pic update rolling out on April 26th (that’s tomorrow!).

Posted on April 25th, 2012
Filed Under: Design, Design Tutorials and Tips, Free Goodies!, Social Media, Social Media Profile Templates
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How I spent my Friday Evening Making License Plates.

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to spend my Friday night making license plates for one of our clients. Read on to find out how you can make one of your own!

Posted on March 29th, 2012
Filed Under: Design Tutorials and Tips, Free Goodies!
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Free Photoshop Template for Facebook Timelines

Download our free Photoshop Template for Facebook Timelines – complete with custom smart object support!

Posted on March 6th, 2012
Filed Under: Design Tutorials and Tips, Free Goodies!, Social Media, Social Media Profile Templates
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Create a high quality QR Code

Enough with the low resolution, web only quality QR codes; we just have to recreate them when you want to put them on a print project. So… Here’s a handy tool to create vector QR codes for all your hip and modern print collateral! Enjoy! Your browser does not support iframes.

Posted on September 30th, 2011
Filed Under: Design Tutorials and Tips
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10 Tips for Effective Small Business Web Design

Small business owners often feel compelled to design and build their own websites rather than hire designers, coders, writers and the other professionals and experts who make their livelihoods on the web. Remember, though, a bad website will actively hurt your brand, your company, and your bottom line. DIY websites often have a host of […]

Posted on September 21st, 2011
Filed Under: Design, Design Tutorials and Tips, User Experience Design, Website Design
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Mac vs PC For Graphic Designers

We wanted to get a fresh opinion on the age old Mac vs. PC debate so we took the task to the great people at Amazon Mechanical Turk. Being web designers, we posed the question specifically with graphic and web design in mind. This is what we asked. What’s better for web/graphic design, Mac or […]

Posted on July 20th, 2011
Filed Under: Design Tutorials and Tips
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OMG – Kittens!*

For designers, a placeholder (or dummy) image is pretty much what you’d expect from the name: a blank square or rectangle, or generic image placed into a layout or wireframe to indicate where an image will be located before the actual illustration is chosen. Designers use it for images the way they use Lorem Ipsum […]

Posted on May 7th, 2011
Filed Under: Design Tutorials and Tips

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