Photoshop Custom Shape Tool

by Susan Sullivan on April 17, 2014 in Tips and Tricks
Photoshop Custom Shape Tool

Did you know that Photoshop offers a variety of customs shapes like animals, banners, arrows, frames, traffic signs and more? Just select the Line and Shape tool from your toolbox and pull down and select the Custom Shape tool. Once selected

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Geek Gear I love

by Amy Masson on April 16, 2014 in geek
Geek Gear I love

Yes, I’m a geek. And I’m not afraid to admit it. I love computers. I love writing code. I love social media. I love books and reading and gadgets! Don’t even get me started on my TiVo! So I thought

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When a user lands on your website, what do you want them to do?

by Amy Masson on April 15, 2014 in analytics
When a user lands on your website, what do you want them to do?

This is one of the first questions I ask people when we begin the process of starting a new website. And often times, this stops people in their tracks, because so often they are concerned about what *they* want the

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What NOT to put on your website

by Susan Sullivan on April 15, 2014 in business
What NOT to put on your website

When people ask me what to include on their website to make it work, I always start with telling them what NOT to put on their site: Just say no to the flash intro. Sure it was cool in the

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Does my small business website need a photo gallery?

by Amy Masson on April 14, 2014 in business
Does my small business website need a photo gallery?

Maybe. It really depends on what type of business you have. Is showing your potential customer examples of your work important? Then yes, a photo gallery is great. Some examples of sites that I recommend photo galleries on include: contractors

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How I became a web designer

by Susan Sullivan on April 10, 2014 in business
How I became a web designer

Hi, I’m Susan Sullivan. I’m co-owner and web designer at Sumy Designs. I represent the creative side of the Sumy team. This fact will impress you even more when you know I have degrees in English and Anthropology. I graduated from

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Why I Love the WordPress Community

by Amy Masson on April 9, 2014 in tech community
Why I Love the Wordpress Community

When we started out in web design eight years ago, we didn’t use WordPress. We were old school, using lots of Photoshop and lots of HTML and CSS. It wasn’t a bad way to be, but we got more and

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Can you use Pantone colors on websites?

by Susan Sullivan on April 8, 2014 in design
Can you use Pantone colors on websites?

The answer is yes, but mostly no. Why? A Pantone (Pantone Matching System or PMS) color is a standardized representation of a color from the CMYK color process. When you standardize colors you can ensure that the color will be

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Analytics Academy Certified!

by Amy Masson on April 7, 2014 in analytics
Analytics Academy Certified!

You can never know too much about Google Analytics. We use them in almost every site we create, and it’s an important part of how we monitor our site. Google now offers a series of free classes called Analytics Academy,

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Famous Design Quote by Saul Bass

by Susan Sullivan on April 6, 2014 in Famous Quotes
Famous Design Quote by Saul Bass

Saul Bass (May 8, 1920 – April 25, 1996) was a famous graphic designer and filmmaker. He is best known for his movie title sequences and posters.

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I love my new site! It's colorful, creative, functional and captures my personality to a tee! Thank you both so much for the beautiful job.
Michelle Wilson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma