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Polish Your Chrome with These 5 Extensions To Help Your Small Business Get Things Done

There are a lot of great apps available for Chrome, Google’s free, open source Web browser. Here are 5 extensions that will help you and your small business get things done more efficiently – plus one that’s just for fun.

Posted on April 18th, 2011
Filed Under: Design, Design Tutorials and Tips

Clean HTML from Word Documents!

Almost all of our client’s type up their content in Word and then someone needs to clean it up before it’s entered into their Content Management System. It came across my mind today that there just had to be a tool on the web for just such a task.  So, off for the great Google […]

Posted on March 16th, 2011
Filed Under: Design Tutorials and Tips

WordPress Security Update

Our favorite publishing platform demonstrates excellent branding and relationship building skills by proactively addressing a security bug.

Posted on January 5th, 2011
Filed Under: Design Tutorials and Tips, Website Design

Recipe for Success

You can’t do good creative work without good creative food. And while your mileage may vary regarding what constitutes “good food,” here are a few of the snacks I like to eat to get my creative juices flowing.

Posted on September 17th, 2010
Filed Under: Design Tutorials and Tips, Inspiration, Studio News

5 Factors To Consider When Choosing Fonts For Your Website

Choosing a typeface is one of the most challenging and enjoyable aspects of web design for Denver branding firm founder and all around typegeek Kandra Churchwell. Here are 5 tips to help you choose and effective one for your web design project.

Posted on July 9th, 2010
Filed Under: Design, Design Tutorials and Tips, Website Design

.CR2, .CRW, or Just Plain Annoying

So you just bought a fancy $500 digital camera. After gleefully taking enough pictures to fill up your memory card, you upload them to your computer. Now, of course, you want to take a look at your photographs. But guess what? You computer won’t open the files! They’re all .CR2’s – whatever that means. The […]

Posted on February 22nd, 2010
Filed Under: Design, Design Tutorials and Tips

Scaling an Image with Adobe Illustrator

One of the beauties of Adobe Illustrator is the power of vector art. Since vector art is resolution independent, art created in Illustrator can be re-sized for nearly any use without being concerned with the resolution (aka quality of the final reproduction). With the wide use of appearance effects and transparencies in Illustrator images, it […]

Posted on February 16th, 2010
Filed Under: Design Tutorials and Tips

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