Case Study: Computerized Assistant Accounting

C.A. Accounting provides financial services to small and medium sized business including bookkeeping, accounts payable/receivable, bill payment, taxes and more.  Although they had begun to establish a web presence, they were in need of an upgrade.  Their goals included creating …
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A Sample Website Development Contract

Any significant investment should be accompanied with a clear understanding of what product or services are being delivered, and what exceptions both the buyer and seller may have.  When you buy a television from your local best buy this agreement …
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Purchasing a Website Domain

To purchases a domain you will need to do business with a Domain Name Registrar, an accredited business who can reserve a domain name for you. These companies will allow you to buy any available domain and will give you options to host that domain with the web host provider of your choice.
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Website Hosting

Choosing a web host provider for your business or personal website can be a daunting task. The novice will certainly be confronted with an onslaught of prices, fees, features, subscriptions plans and incentives. The advertising methods currently practiced by many …
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Creating a Mood Board

A mood board is a tool for gathering creative inspiration, color palettes, feature requests and other ideas into a single document that can then be used to guide the initial rough mock up process. Creating a mood board is one of the first steps I take in the design process after meeting with the client and conducting the initial assessment interview.
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Does Your Website Fail?

You only hear from the people that do solicit your business. Those that steer clear because your website is unusable, clunky or just plain unsightly will never contact you at all. The following are some factors to keep in mind when you consider if it’s time for a redesign or update.
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Planning Your Website Project

Before your design gets coded, before initial mockups and moodboards, and even before you start the search for a designer, you need a plan. A good development plan will save you both time and money and will improve the overall quality of your next web development project.
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Getting Inspiration for Your Website

Show your designer what you want! Show him or what you like, or even dislike, by sending them samples of existing websites that a) you find attractive, b) accomplish goals similar to yours and/or c) capture a particular element or style that you want to embrace. Doing so gives the designer an immediate and clear window to your head.
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Logo Design Case Study: A Tale of Two Flags

If you have ever been to Texas, you will undoubtedly recall seeing the Lone Star virtually everywhere. It’s not just found on flags, but also on packaging, architecture, commercials, billboards and much more. I don’t think this sort of symbolic proliferation really exists for any other state. This may have something to do with ‘Texas Pride,’ a unique sense of identity that just isn’t strong in other states, but I think that it has a lot to do with design.
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Adding Comments to a WordPress Page

Adding comments to your Wordpress home page, or other Wordpres pages is very easy for anyone with coding experience and still not terribly difficult for an absolute newbie.
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Traditional Design on the Web

For some time the web design industry has been moving in a natural progression away from its roots and towards traditional print media.  Early websites were crafted with new and crude tools by pioneers with few resources and less experience.  …
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The Website Header

Header design can be a daunting process.  The header sets the tone for an entire website and serves as an attention getter.  If it’s not professional, striking, and useful your visitors may not even look at the rest of that …
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