Mike’s Technical Tip: It’s All About the File Format

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Mike’s Technical Tip: It’s All About the File Format

JPEGs and PDFs and GIFs – oh my! Those and many other graphic file formats can be found out there in the wild, and unless you know the differences among them, the results can be… unpredictable.

The following is a chart with a rundown of the most common file formats for graphics and images and what they’re good for.

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What’s the difference: Desktop vs. Web Fonts?

As graphic designers, fonts are very important to the work we do. In years past, designers like myself were extremely limited as to the fonts we could use for website design. But now, “web fonts” are readily available. But web fonts are different from desktop fonts in several ways. Keep reading to learn just how they’re different.

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Animated Holiday Cards: FAQs

Everything you need to know to send an eCard

Each year, more clients ask us about “eCards”— electronic animated holiday cards. Below are some of the questions we get asked most often, with (hopefully) easy to understand answers. Continue reading “Animated Holiday Cards: FAQs” »

Winning RFPs: 10 Tips for Better Proposal Design

Many of us share a love/hate relationship with Request For Proposals, or RFPs. We love being asked to pitch, (especially when we win the project!) but hate the time it takes to prepare a well-written and successful proposal. Read on to learn how to win more pitches!

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Design Lesson: Best Practices in Website Navigation

Every single one of us has been there — you go to a website looking for a specific piece of information, and as you navigate the site, you lose your way. Many people start to feel frustrated, give up and just search Google instead. It’s a completely natural response to bad navigation. How do we fix this phenomenon? Keep reading to learn a few tips and tricks for designing intuitive navigation for information-heavy websites.
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