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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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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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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 …

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The Most Ironic Indicator of Web Success

In Design Ramblings by David Hamilton

Junk mail. Yep, you heard me right.  If your inbox is filled with requests from Nigerian princesses and offers for cheap Viagra, your website is probably doing it’s job. You see, unless you’ve entered your email address on a large number of phishing sites, the number one way that your address gets out to the scammers and the junk mail …

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What Web Designers Can Learn From Theatre

In Web Design Tips by David Hamilton

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 …