Articles about design

Clientside Creative Assistance within the Development Process

By Guest Blogger | October 28, 2008

Ultimately, in any project, we want the client to receive a website that not only works, but is easy to navigate and visually pleasing to them. So let’s say we did our research and cranked out the best design ever made, if the client doesn’t like it, then tons of time has been wasted and…

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That website’s colors look terrible!

By Tim Priebe | September 25, 2008

Sometimes websites look awful. You’ve probably looked at a website and thought the colors were a poor choice. Or maybe you have worked with a web designer and the colors on your site didn’t turn out exactly like you wanted. While it may or may not be the designer’s fault, things are not entirely in…

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Design Inspiration

By Guest Blogger | August 22, 2008

The process of designing is obviously different for everyone, and it’s also hard to reflect on your own method. I often find myself alternating between routines and never sticking with one in particular. One of the most important things for me to remember is the resources that are available to me. I would say my…

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By Guest Blogger | August 13, 2008

Probably one of the most important pieces of knowledge a designer could have is understanding the difference between CMYK and RGB color modes. Say you have white paper with black dots, and you allow 50% of the paper to show through: you would have a shade of gray. Depending on the concentration of the dots…

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Logo Design: Vector vs. Bitmap

By Guest Blogger | July 11, 2008

Many times when designing a website, I receive logos that are not in vector format. For those who may not know, vector images can be scaled infinitely, without losing quality, whereas a normal bitmap image will lose quality as it is scaled up, and even just saving the file repeatedly can lessen the quality.

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Favicons explained

By Tim Priebe | June 25, 2008

Here at T&S we recently started creating favicons for all our clients’ websites. What is a favicon? Well, visit any popular website and take a look at your browser’s tab, or up at the address bar. You’ll see a small 16×16 icon. Each browser has a default icon (Internet Explorer 7 has the IE logo),…

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Must-See Business Cards

By Guest Blogger | June 12, 2008

To follow up on my previous post, I wanted to give you a taste of some cutting-edge business card designs, which will hopefully spark a few ideas for your personal cards. Whether or not the designs are feasible, it’s helpful to see the creative ideas out there!

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Five Things that Annoy Me About Websites

By Tim Priebe | June 4, 2008

Here are some random things that annoy me about websites. I’m not going to link to any specific examples, as that would be too mean. That, and I’ve probably been guilty of some of these in the past. Make sure you don’t do any of these things. Or if you do, you’d better have a…

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Cutting down on cost when redoing your logo

By Tim Priebe | May 18, 2008

Can you tell I’m a little stuck on logos lately? Our job here at T&S is to help businesses put their best foot forward on the web. Unfortunately, bad logos tend to work against us in that regard. We have to come up with creative ways to use logos we’re not fond of in a…

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When to redo your logo

By Tim Priebe | May 8, 2008

We often run into clients who we think should redo their logo, and they frequently resist the change for one reason or another. More often than not, they created it themselves and put a lot of hard work into it. Now, I have no doubt that if you made the logo yourself, you put a…

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