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What is a wireframe? And why does a website need one?

Building websites is a really intense job; for me as the designer/developer and the client. We have SO much to organise. It's a great time to organise all of your information in a really logical and helpful way and examine how your business operates.  Because there is...

The best way to process your images for your website

We all know people don't really read much, well maybe you do! But pictures are so damn important to websites and social media but there are things you might be doing which are not doing your site speed any favours. According to HTTP Archive, on an average, around 64%...

how to get the best from your branding photoshoot

how to get the best from your branding photoshoot

Brand design is a pretty big undertaking. Super broad. It's everything about how our brand is perceived by others. Colours, fonts, images, writing style, dress... all these things and so much more roll up into a big ball of you-ness.     I totally hope you...

8 easy ways to build a colour palette

Building a colour palette can be SUUUUPER fun, but it can also take way more time than it should and even a source of annoyance when the whole thing just doesn't sit right. I know you know what I mean. So here's a few of my favourite ways to put together a colour...

Move the WordPress comments area above related posts

I love things to be in a logical order. When it comes to websites, how people think and move from one page to the next is really important. If you jump the gun your reader will feel jarred, brushed off even. You could miss making an important connection. And then...

Make a Facebook cover in Canva

This tutorial uses layers to build your image: see my previous post on how to use layers. Get into canva, and select the facebook cover option. This will give you a cover which is sized to desktop: facebook covers are not responsive so keep that in mind when you...

Working with layers in Canva

Layers are great, but there are a few tricks to know. Remember, if the video goes too fast for you, remember you can pause it. In this example we are using a frame to make an about image for the sidebar.   Click create a design, then use custom dimensions. You...

Make your images work harder for you. Add alt text.

I know how it is. You work really hard to get beautiful images to represent your story, all processed and lovely so you want them out there bringing those digital bums to sit on seats. Then you want those people to pin your images or share them on facebook so they...

Process your photos to stay on brand , without expensive software

Having consistent images is so important. Consistency in colour, presentation, content.. all of it. There is a great free app you can use to process your images for instagram, pinterest, blogging, you name it. Go to the app store for your device and download VSCO. Set...

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