Get your scroll on: Let’s get comfortable with responsive design websites

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The idea of having content “above the fold” was a logical way to design years ago when the Internet was in its infancy and everyone was using the same size computer; but that was the ‘90s. Today, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of screen sizes. Most of us personally own several different sized screens! […]

3 ways to move your small business forward in 2013

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I started my small business in 2006, and it hasn’t always been easy to focus on the business rather than working in the business. Client work always comes first, but through deliberate effort, I’ve managed to re-brand and grow my business significantly during the past 6+ years. And I want the same for you. Here are 3 ways you […]

What tops your 2013 marketing budget? Start with these 4 trends.

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Oh how time flies! We are well into the year, so that means it is time to assess your 2013 marketing budget. Studies show that 89.1% of marketing executives planned on maintaining or increasing their marketing budget this year, so let’s make sure that money is being put to good use! The following are a […]

Responsive web design: a future that is now

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What’s the latest buzz for online digital marketing? Responsive design, a web design approach that mirrors the same website for all viewing experiences: handheld, tablet, laptop, desktop. In short, it’s all about the design and how it works on all devices – seamlessly and at minimum cost. What to consider for responsive web design When considering […]

How to pack a punch with successful branding

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Brand is more than a logo. It’s a personality. It’s value. It’s the bond to your members or consumers. Most importantly, it keeps you and your organization top of mind. Branding is expanding beyond a visual icon. How recognizable is your company’s brand? What services or products do you represent? Does your audience connect your […]

4 easy steps to launch a website

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Building a new website or revamping an existing website is exciting! It’s a presence – and definitely a process. Design, content, optimization, interactions, calls to action… there’s so much to consider. In the end, it’s really about reaching your audience and making sure they can find you. Here’s some key steps to keep in mind before […]

Website design: Make it remarkable

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Plotting out a website that is responsive, compelling and engaging – that’s the goal. Whether you are making updates to your website or creating it from scratch, keeping your clients coming back is the ultimate success.  Dave Yankowiak, Web designer and owner of Lift Development, gives us his advice on the design and must-have’s to build […]

Trends in website design: Responsive web, mobile and image quality

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Website design trends are in constant motion. Options, features, analytics and search capability allow businesses and organizations to get their brand to their intended audience within minutes – virtually! Allée frequently teams with Dave Yankowiak from Lift Development to create informative, engaging and compelling websites. So, we asked Dave to share his expertise on web design in […]

It’s not just nice, it’s legal: Creative Commons License

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Copy and paste, it’s easy online with images, videos, article posts, but are you infringing on someone’s copyright? Copyright laws were established long before we were sharing “freely” online, but that doesn’t mean that creative work isn’t protected. In the late 1980s a law went into affect making all works copyrighted the moment they were […]

Green marketing: Sustainable print marketing ideas

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At some point, whether on a continuous basis or as a one-off project, you’ll have (or already have) a need for printed marketing materials. Maybe your message warrants print. Maybe your audience prefers it. Maybe you have a lot of technical information to relay. Whatever the reason, you need print. But, you’re also mindful of […]

5 steps for successful design projects

Steps for Successful Design

  New design projects can be fun and exciting. Fresh content, new colors, solid designs that reflect the brand you’ve worked so hard to establish. But design projects can also run wild without careful planning in order to deliver the right end-product on time and within budget. I work on a lot of design projects […]