Browser Stats – August 2011

Browser Statistics

Browser Statistics - August 2011

The web browser statistics have been released through August 2011. The stats are published monthly at W3CSchools.com.

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Browser Stats – July 2011

Browser Statistics

Browser Statistics - July 2011

The web browser statistics have been released through July 2011. The stats are published monthly at W3CSchools.com.

Below are the web browser stats for July 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

RGB vs. CMYK

Additive vs. SubtractiveThese days, everything is done over the computer – bill pay, socialization, even ordering take out. In most cases it’s cheaper, more efficient and more environmentally friendly. So it’s to no surprise that it’s now standard practice for graphic designers and print shops to provide digital proofs instead of an actual printed hard-copy proof. This is exceedingly more cost effective and the turnaround time is just about as fast as the designer can make the change and hit save. The only drawback of this process is that the client needs to be aware that the colors that they are seeing on the screen will slightly vary from the colors that they will see on the actual printed piece. This is due to the fact that the colors on your computer monitor are created using additive light (using the colors red, green, and blue (RGB))and output devices use subtractive light (using cyan, magenta, yellow, and black (CMYK)). Let’s explore the differences. Read the rest of this entry »

Browser Stats – May 2011

Browser Statistics

Browser Statistics - May 2011

The web browser statistics have been released through May 2011. The stats are published monthly at W3CSchools.com.

Below are the web browser stats for May 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Browser Stats – June 2011

Browser Statistics

Browser Statistics - June 2011

The web browser statistics have been released through June 2011. The stats are published monthly at W3CSchools.com.

Below are the web browser stats for June 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Brainstorming – Essential for Finding the Right Solution

Brainstorming

Kickstart Your Next Brainstorming Session

Some clients come to us with a clear vision of what they want their final project to look like; some even bring in sketches, reference images or brainstorming notes. But sometimes clients like to leave the whole creative process to our design team, which is perfectly fine as well. Either way the client and/or our design team (and sometimes both of us together) should have a brainstorming session to get some ideas flowing about what direction the design should go in. Here are a few things to keep in mind when brainstorming for your next project (actually…keep these tips in mind for any type of brainstorming session!) Read the rest of this entry »

Using Customer Testimonials on your Website

Testimonials

Use your website to showcase great customer testimonials

Word-of-mouth marketing is the number 1 response that I hear when I ask people how they market their business. Everyone lives by the customer referral; we all do. The reality is that you can use your website to showcase great customer testimonials when appropriate. If everyone feels that testimonials are a helpful way to increase word-of-mouth referrals, then it stands to reason that Read the rest of this entry »

Browser Stats – April 2011

Browser Statistics

Browser Statistics - April 2011

The web browser statistics have been released through April 2011. The stats are published monthly at W3CSchools.com.

Below are the web browser stats for April 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Web Safe Fonts – What Are They?

Web Safe Fonts

Though there are many creative fonts out there, using websafe fonts is crucial for uniformity and searchability.

If you were to look at our portfolio, you will notice something about every website that we’ve created: The body text font and the navigation fonts are relatively standard across the board. You’ll notice that we do not use all types of fancy, decorative fonts unless they are used within the graphical elements of the site. I know, you’re probably thinking to yourself, “there are THOUSANDS of crazy creative fonts out there, why are you sticking to the basic Arial, Times New Roman stuff?” There are 4 main reasons why we stick to the basics when talking about body copy and navigation. Read the rest of this entry »

Browser Stats – March 2011

Browser Statistics

Browser Statistics - March 2011

The web browser statistics have been released through March 2011. The stats are published monthly at W3CSchools.com.

Below are the web browser stats for March 2011. Read the rest of this entry »