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The 3 color rule for website design

The 3 color rule for website design

Going crazy with color is never a good idea for a website. If you want to maintain a professional appearance keep things simple and keep your color scheme to no more than 3 main colors....
When it comes to web design, you often get what you pay for

When it comes to web design, you often get what you pay for

That's not to say we're very expensive. We're not. In fact, among colleagues we find ourselves to be priced very low and feel we're very competitive. But on the flip side, we frequently get inquiries...
Blue Color Combinations for Websites

Blue Color Combinations for Websites

Choosing the right color palette for a website is essential for your specific service and demographic. Blue is a popular choice for many small businesses because it symbolized trust and harmony. It is the color of...
Content is King: Why should I blog?

Content is King: Why should I blog?

The most powerful tool in your marketing arsenal is your knowledge of your business. When clients ask me, what can I do to optimize my site for the search engines, my first response is, "Write...

Griffin Heat Shield

Super excited to announce the launch of the new website for Griffin Heat Shield. This company manufactures products that protect welders from burns. They had an existing website, but it was HTML and they couldn't...
Break Through the Blog Block

Break Through the Blog Block

We blog a lot here at Sumy Designs because websites that blog generate more traffic. Writer's block, or blog block, happens to all of us bloggers every now and then - and we understand how frustrating...
What are nameservers?

What are nameservers?

When you set up a domain name and web hosting, you may be asked at some point to change the nameservers. This terminology throws many people for a loop and scares them into thinking they can't...
Photoshop Quick Tip: Hide or Turn Off the Marching Ants

Photoshop Quick Tip: Hide or Turn Off the Marching Ants

When you have an item selected in photoshop you will notice the flashing dotted line which is often referred to as "Marching Ants."  If you want to turn off the ants use Cmd/Ctrl+D.
What’s the difference between a responsive website and a mobile website?

What’s the difference between a responsive website and a mobile website?

I received this question over the weekend, and it made me realize that it's a great question. These days, everyone uses a smart phone and your website needs to be able to handle that. People...

Legacy Innovations

I can say for sure that I do not know anything about cars. But that didn't stop me from loving working on this site for custom car creators at Legacy Innovations. These guys take broken...
Print Design vs. Web Design

Print Design vs. Web Design

The transition from web design to print design can be tricky but if you keep a few things in mind, the process can be a smooth transition. DPI or dots per inch resolution. Monitors only...

Innerwaves Massage

A new peaceful and tranquil website for Innerwaves Massage Therapy. Freshly updated and newly responsive.
What should I put in my sidebar?

What should I put in my sidebar?

The WordPress sidebar is made of widgets that you can add or edit in the Appearance section of your Dashboard ... and the number of sidebar plug-ins available is limitless. It is easy to get...
Why can’t I just buy a template for my site?

Why can’t I just buy a template for my site?

You can. And there are some nice looking templates out there. But, be warned that it might not always be the money saver you are looking for. There are a number of reasons that I...
Drop Shadow Etiquette

Drop Shadow Etiquette

If used properly drop shadows are an invaluable feature on a website because they can add dimension and style without distracting from the overall design. Drop shadows should be used when you need to add contrast and...
Three Tips for Choosing a Web Designer

Three Tips for Choosing a Web Designer

If you are landing here, you may be in the market for someone to develop a website for you. Maybe you're launching a new book, starting a new business, or just want to write a...

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