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Storytelling and Business, A Dream Come True

Storytelling and Business, A Dream Come True

Stories inspire us, evoke emotions, craft vicarious experiences, teach us lessons and can live in our hearts for years. Humans have been telling stories since they discovered sitting around the nightly fire. Why? Because stories connect us. While you may think that...

Black Friday Cyber Monday deals you don’t want to miss for 2020

Black Friday Cyber Monday deals you don’t want to miss for 2020

What is Cyber Monday anyway? Black Friday is a sale period after Thanksgiving, named not because it gets businesses "back in the black"but because in 1869 two goobers by the name of Gould and Fisk drove up the the price of gold so hard that the stock market dropped...

How to give feedback to a designer or copywriter in six easy steps

How to give feedback to a designer or copywriter in six easy steps

Giving feedback to your web designer and to your copywriter is a super important step in your project. Why? Because your website - its design, branding, words and user experience - is a tool for your business. We are experts in our field (that's why you hired us!) and...

How to connect with your ideal client and sell more

How to connect with your ideal client and sell more

You're your own hero. It's true. They say the most engaging or exciting thing you can hear is your own name or the word YOU. And it starts so young. Even babies a few months old know their own name, and people in a vegatative state STILL react to their own name. If...

WordPress and Woocommerce vs Shopify – what do we recommend?

WordPress and Woocommerce vs Shopify – what do we recommend?

This is not your typical Wordpress vs Wix vs Shopify vs Squarespace article. Which ecommerce solution is best? This question comes up a lot with our clients and colleagues in the web design business. We see it come up daily in business groups, and the answers...

How to choose a font for your brand

How to choose a font for your brand

A brand identity is an impression, and we all know that we only have a few seconds to make a good one.

This identity is a visual shortcut to the value and connection you offer your clients. Here at A Lined Design we like to say that design gets you the phone number, and copy gets you the second date.

5 of the Best Business Books Entrepreneurs Need to Read

5 of the Best Business Books Entrepreneurs Need to Read

With a sea of business resources from every possible viewpoint, it’s difficult (and time-consuming) to fish out the best (and most relevant) information. As someone who works from home in non-pandemic times, I wanted to help share my favourite business books entrepreneurs need to read to grow their businesses in this *interesting* environment.

What is a Wireframe? And Why Does a Website Need One?

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

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%...

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