Instant Gratification for Your Website

kelsey Quick Tips

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 …

Surviving Mobile-geddon

David Hamilton Quick Tips

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 …

The Hidden Costs of Free Websites

David Hamilton Quick Tips

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 …

David Hamilton Design Gears Up For Political Season

David Hamilton Behind the Scenes

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 …

How To Be A Dream Client (And Get A Better Finished Product)

David Hamilton Quick Tips

My girlfriend loves the website clientsfromhell.net .  At least three nights a week as I’m curled up in bed ready to go to sleep, I see the glow of her smartphone screen and hear her starting to giggle about some poor unfortunate designer whose client thinks you clean your computer cache using Windex. I can’t laugh very hard because I’ve had …

What Web Designers Can Learn From Theatre

David Hamilton Quick Tips

Behind the redwood curtain, we are blessed with a thriving artistic community. It seems like every time that you tip over a trash can in Humboldt County, a mime pops out and stuffs imaginary garbage in your pocket.  Not that my web business is complaining.  Artists – though notorious for surviving off grant money and pocket lint – are always eager to tell their …