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Responsive Websites Are In Vogue, But Are They Right For You?

Responsive web design is a relatively new and completely exciting idea, and one that most business owners and executives are hearing about regularly these days. Even mention the idea that you’re considering a new web presence, or just making a few upgrades to your existing site, and someone is bound to tell you that responsive.

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Do You Need SEO, Google AdWords, or Both?

When you need search engines to send new potential customers your way – as most of us do from time to time – you have two basic choices: search engine optimization and pay-per-click advertising (also sometimes referred to as search engine marketing). For inexperienced web marketers who just want to meet buyers, though, these two.

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The Engagement

Like marriage, a proposal between client and design firm is based upon what is presented for the project scope. If the project creative brief spells out X, the proposal reflects that offering. However, somewhere down the line after the project begins, what sometimes happens is details may evolve which require a change ultimately altering the.

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What Does Your Digital Footprint Look Like?

More and more, people from all walks of life are starting to be concerned about their digital footprint, both in terms of what they are leaving on the web and the organizations that might be looking into it. If the concept is new to you, your “digital footprint” is easy to explain: It’s the trail.

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Responsive Design vs. Responsible Design

Look there is a lot of buzz going around with responsive design. So much that the hype is deafening. …glad you can design a killer site, how will it look on my iPhone or iPad? When clients start asking for responsive design before you bring it up at your first or second meeting, you know.

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It’s the little things…

Just wanted to give a quick shout out to a new client of ours Pandemobium.com. They are a new start-up that specializes in apps for mobile devices for smartphones & tablets and they also create mobile websites as well. They recently came to Effusion to have some business cards done. We spoke to them about.

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Adobe Creative Cloud Rocked My World (and my wallet)

If you’re a designer, a true designer or you have a design firm, you work with Adobe Creative Suite tools. You don’t monkey around with the off-brands like Corel Draw or that open source non-sense — you use grown-up software for the design world you live in. Adobe has been around forever and even before.

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Thumbtack.com

We’re always trying different methods of getting out company name out there and increasing our digital footprint. We just discovered a leads website that is pretty interesting, it’s called Thumbtack.com. You sign-up, build your profile and you earn points based on internal profile tasks to beef up both your Thumbtack profile and your ranking within.

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Red Flag Clients

Being choosy in a declining market can be tough, this just doesn’t go for the design field but really any market. When you first build your business you take on any work you can to get the ball rolling, to get the clients in the door and do what you can to establish community rapport..

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Myth #4: Creative, Responsive & Deadline Driven? Yes… These Types of Design Firms Do Exist! Trust Your Gut and Believe

At the time, the design firm you chose completely fit the bill, their portfolio was highly creative, their branding skills were top-notch, their web design skills were off the chart and while they weren’t the cheapest  in your RFP round-up — they were sure close. So what happened and where did they go? Well… you.

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