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Startups on Social Media: Making it Worthwhile

If you’re still sitting there wondering if you should be investing any time or money in social media, you’re either a very niche-specific company, or you’re simply refusing to use one...

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The Secret to Simplifying Your Digital Life

Tired of getting lost in the piles of papers, folders, and Post-It notes in your office? Sick of searching for that Word document you know you created last year?A solution awaits...

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Free Font of the Week: Abril Fatface

This weeks free font comes courtesy of Type Togetherand is available to download here. Insert the coupon code in the top paragraph into their webshop to obtain your free download.This probably...

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Google Deathbot (Beta) and the Free Business Model

I have a confession to make: I may be a Google fanboy.I can’t stop thinking about the world they’re creating. A world where gigabit-speed networks are available to each of us...

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Free Font of the Week: Poly

This week's free font is brought to you by Nicolas Silva, and is available to download here. It is similar to Prociono--one of our other free font releases--but with a little bit more...

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Web Designers: What You Need to Know About Themes

Running a small business is hard enough without having to wade through thousands of web themes trying to find the right one for yourself or your company. Trying to find the right...

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How NOT To Deal With a Difficult Client

It’s not a new phenomenon. You’re a freelance designer just trying to make a living, and lo and behold your newest client wants Papyrus as their custom web theme’s primary typeface....

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Free Font of the week: Bree Serif

This week's free font comes from TypeTogether and is available for download here. I like Bree Serif because it has a friendly feel to it while remaining clean and crisp. It...

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Startup Envy: Google Fiber to Expand in KC

*STARTUPS WILL HAVE TO WAITStartups in Kansas City eager to get their hands on Google Fiber’s much-vaunted high-speed internet will have to wait.At this very moment, qualified homeowners lucky enough to...

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One Simple Trick to Increase Your Professionalism by 157.23%

Ok, so I lied. I don't have any real metric to determine how much more professional this trick will make you. Professionalism is a rather subjective measurement in general, and I...

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A Template for Success: 7 Ways to Boost Your Online Presence

Just starting out? Looking to rebrand yourself or your company? Don’t have money? No worries. All you need is a little time and some elbow grease.The most common mistake that designers...

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Free Font of the Week: Geared Slab

This week's free font comes from Ben Dalrymple. It is available to download here;(simply use the name your price box on the right hand side of the screen).I have a hard...

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Good Template Design: A Response

A few weeks ago we published an article on template design that explained why it is important to have an attractive, functioning website. This morning I received an insightful and playfully...

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Color Matching

So this distracted us all day. What's your score?...

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Free Font of the Week: Prociono

This week's free font comes from Barry Schwartz and is available to download here. Prociono is a roman serif with blackletter elements. It works well anytime you want to add that...

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Fresh Design: iTunes 11 Released

Last week Apple finally released iTunes 11 after politely requesting that we give them not one but TWO extensions on their initial release date of October 2012.I suppose, though, in terms...

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Web Themes: The Biggest Mistake You Make and How to Avoid It

It’s no secret, so I won’t make you dig through the text to find it. We’ve said it before, and we’ll likely say it again. Are you ready? Here it is:MATCH...

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Boost the Feeling Behind Your Next Design Project

Our awesome intern, Sarah, made a great little infographic to help you choose the colors for your next design project!...

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Gmail's New Design

Alright, I’ll admit it. I don’t like change. I should rephrase that: I don’t like change that doesn’t improve anything.In case you haven’t already seen the pop-ups in your gmail account,...

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Website Templates: What Makes a Good vs. a Bad Theme?

Over the past 10 years websites (and all areas of user interface, for that matter) have undergone drastic transformations as programmers and designers pushed the creative boundaries of web design. What...

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Good Template Design: Why is it Important?

Ok, so, admittedly this post is a bit self-serving, seeing as how we are a design company, but the drive behind this post comes less from a desire to sell ourselves...

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4 Ways to Boost Productivity

After working in the freelance and start-up industry for a few years we’ve noticed something: Certain days, you rock. Certain days you blow through your work like a running back stiff-arming...

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Death by Meeting: How to Avoid Weekly Capital Punishment

We’ve all been there: 30 minutes past lunch and that one guy from Marketing will not stop talking about the ROI on a his business model, how he used it in...