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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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Building a Killer Poster For Your Event

In Marketing by David Hamilton

Want to build enthusiasm for your play or festival? The marketplace is saturated with bad posters. If you want to get your message out there, you need a poster that is a cut above the rest.  Follow these simple guidelines to distinguish yourself from the pack. Step 1: Determine Your Marketing Strategy. This is a vital first step that oddly enough …

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How to Make Facebook Work For Your Business.

In Social Media by David Hamilton

I have a confession to make: I am a terrible sculptor. I can draw portraits, design posters, even do some decently nice woodworking, but give me a ball of clay and tell me to make a puppy and I will create a sagging lumpy monstrosity worthy of a late 80s horror film. It doesn’t mean I’m a bad person or …

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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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Plays in the Park 2015

In Clients by David Hamilton

The preliminary graphics are done for the 2015 season of Plays in the Park. Exciting things have been happening in the redwoods for the past two years, and this year David Hamilton Design is proud to be a part of the action. The season features a lively line up of comedy and music in the redwoods. For these graphics we …

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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 …