I read an article the other day about the continuing emergence of “non-com’s.” “Non-com’s” are domain names that are not .com’s. They are popping up everywhere, and even big name movies like The Hunger Games are ditching the .com for the new wave of “non-com’s.” iIn the case of The Hunger Games, the “.movie” extension. […]

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The Non-Com Revolution

Now that I know better, I'm ashamed to say that I used to be one of those people that thought a brand was something you could buy out of a box. For years, I played around with Showit and branding kits until I got something that looked great (and because Showit is so awesome, I […]

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Design Stories | My Experience Working with Melissa Love

I was so excited to get to learn more about my friend Ash Stamper of Laynie and Belle, who is hilarious and talented in her own right, and has amazing talent in hand-lettering. I had the opportunity to meet her in person at WPPI, and totally adore her! Here’s more about Ash: [R.E.] How did […]

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Meet the Design Smiths | Ash Stamper

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

By now, you have probably heard about Showit blogs, or rather, Showit hosting for WordPress blogs. You may have heard about it, but you may not know what it’s all about or how to get it set up. Here are some things to consider when you’re debating the switch over to Showit for your hosting […]

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Showit Hosting and WordPress

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 […]

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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

Color can set the tone for everything, evoke emotions, and make your clients think and feel different things. This is why your brand’s color palette is a crucial part of your brand, and something that you should think through. Pay attention as you go places, both in person and on the web, to the colors […]

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Choosing Your Branding Color Palette

I get this question emailed to me on at least a weekly basis: “I’m kind of new to the photography business and I don’t know if I’m ready for a brand, but I’m not attracting the right clients (or any clients) to my business, what should I do?” As a designer, I’ve seen various effects […]

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Which Came First, The Business or the Brand?

By now, we’ve all heard about “Mobilegeddon” that happened in April, with Google re-ranking sites that were not mobile-friendly. Today, I want to talk about some of the errors that might come up on Google’s Mobile Friendly Test and what you can do to avoid them. If you haven’t run the test, be sure to […]

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Clearing Google’s Mobile Friendly Hurdles

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