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Instant Gratification for Your Website

In Marketing, Web Design Tips by Kelsey Larson

Let’s be honest here – most marketing campaigns don’t get you results overnight. They’re long-term investments in the success of your business. Right now, however? It’s July. It’s warm and sunny (although today’s foggy morning is a notable exception). You have better things to do than plan a six-month sales campaign for the holidays, not that that isn’t an admirable …

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Surviving Mobile-geddon

In Web Design Tips, WordPress by David Hamilton

Chicken Little has announced that the sky is falling for your website.  The big bad Google has changed up their algorithm yet again and if your site isn’t mobile friendly they’re going to divide up your business and sell it on the black market. Not everything you hear about Google’s algorithm change is true.  Here’s a quick guide to the …

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The Hidden Costs of Free Websites

In Web Design Tips by David Hamilton

If you’ve ever been on Facebook you’ve probably seen the ads. They promise a free website. You create the content and design. No web design experience required. We’ve picked up the pieces after a lot of these free websites. While they may work for some, here are five reasons why you should leave that couch on the curb and keep …

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The 5 Most Common WordPress Misconceptions

In Web Design Tips, WordPress by David Hamilton

Why the Bad Press About WordPress (And Why It’s Wrong) I was sitting down to dinner with a potential client last week. It was a beautiful day out on the Arcata Plaza and I’d finally tracked down a meal at the Italian restaurant that was suitable for my non-dairy diet. As the waiter refilled our glasses, we decided to get …

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The 2nd Annual Haunted Mill Tour Is Coming

In Clients, Community Sponsorship by David Hamilton

Once again,  David Hamilton Design is proud to be a sponsor of the Blue Ox Haunted Mill Tour.  Last year’s event was fabulous, with crowds of around 2,500 people over the course of the four day event.  This year we’re adding three more days, extended hours, and online sales.  As usual the fantastic photographs are courtesy of Evan Wish Photography …

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David Hamilton Design Gears Up For Political Season

In Clients by David Hamilton

It’s November in Humboldt County. The leaves are turning color, car defrosters are suddenly a very popular feature, and political figures are raising money for next year’s election.  For a graphic designer that means political logos, yard signs, business cards and websites. I recently finished up this logo and website for District Attorney candidate, Arnie Klein, a former deputy district …

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New Jewelry Site, Just In Time For Christmas

In Clients by David Hamilton

Just showing a little blog love to a new client website launching this week, Peyote Moon Jewelry. Peyote Moon is based out of Arcata, California and features themes ranging from the American Southwest to Ancient Egypt.  If you’re looking to make a purchase for Christmas, move soon!  All Peyote Moon’s jewelry is made to order, which allows possibility for customization, …

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Dragonfly Diva gearing up for Christmas

In Clients by David Hamilton

We’re getting into the holiday season, and one of my favorite clients is gearing up her store for Christmas. It’s the time of year where we polish up the search engine optimization, start the Facebook ad campaigns and hope that the money starts pouring in.  I often find that the boost from Christmas sales in my own Cafepress store is …