This is your brain on design. But seriously…do you ever feel like the left side of that graphic up there is representative of you when you try to sit down and design something for yourself? Or do you never even make it to the right side and give up? In a world where amazing inspiration […]

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Ways to Simplify the Design Process

Four years ago when I bought my first DSLR, I barely  knew how to use it, let alone had  a CLUE what branding was.   My first website was a free Wix site with their own branding slapped all across the page, my colors were black and pink.  Seriously, black and pink?!?!  That’s not even […]

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Design Stories | My Experience Working with Katie Durski

Typography, it’s so hot right now, but what do you need to know when searching for fonts? There are several different ways that font creators give usage rights for their fonts. It’s important to know the licensing rules for a particular font before deciding if it is okay for you to use commercially (aka – […]

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Fonts: Get Legit

Showit is awesome for many reasons, but the one I am focusing on for this article is the capability of plus sites. Maybe you are reading this and thinking “what’s a plus site?” Well, let me tell you. WHAT IS A PLUS SITE? A plus site is just what it sounds like: an additional site […]

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Five Creative Ways to Use Plus Sites

Designing a mobile site can be a daunting task: Reformatting, moving things around, resizing…oh my! However, knowing a few handy things can help speed the process up quite a bit and make you a happy camper in the end. [dropcap]1[/dropcap] GO IN WITH A PLAN Planning your mobile site out ahead of time makes designing […]

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Tips to Save Time on Mobile Design

I love the power of Showit plus WordPress for a website and blog. It’s like a double roundhouse kick to the face for your SEO, and both platforms have such great perks for design and functionality. You may have noticed though that while Showit is fairly straightforward as far as designing your site, WordPress may […]

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3 Easy Ways to Make Your Site and Blog More Cohesive

Creating a brand is no easy task. Creating a brand that is a reflection of you isn’t any easier. Creating a brand that reflects you AND stands the test of time…is the hardest challenge of all. I work with many photographers and other vendors to create tailored brands for them and something I often hear […]

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Building Inspiration for a Beautiful Brand

Much like any other great blog post, I am going to spare you the fluff. Yeah, you read that correctly. I am going to cut right to the chase and save you all what may seem like hours of scrolling to get to the “meat and potatoes.” Why? Simply because we are all busy bees and […]

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The Non-Photographer and Non-Designer’s Guide to Designing a Killer Website

Showit designers are unique in that we are like one big group of friends, instead of really seeing ourselves as competition for each other. I set out to interview Louise Ross of The Autumn Rabbit for this month’s Featured Showit Design Smith article, not only to learn more about her business, but to get to […]

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Meet the Design Smiths | Louise Ross

Site loading time getting you down? You could be losing potential clients by how your site does…or DOESN’T load for them. Here are some easy ways to ensure that your site is optimized and loads quickly for your site visitors. [dropcap]1[/dropcap]  NESTED STYLE GROUPS In case you are unfamiliar with style groups in Showit, they […]

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4 Easy Tips for Speeding Up Your Website Load Time

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