Why 2013 Is the Year of Responsive Web Design

2012 has been a very unusual year in the PC market. For the first time since 2001, PC sales are projected to be lower than they were in the previous year. So which devices are consumers buying? Tablets, for one thing. Tablet sales are expected to exceed 100 million this year. Tablet sales are expected…

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Search Engine Optimization Master Checklist

Google seo tip 1 – Great content Google seo tip 2 – KEYWORDS Google seo tip 3 – Acceleration of link popularity Google seo tip 4 – Affiliate site Google seo tip 5 – Age of link Google seo tip 6 – Age of page with respect to age of site Google seo tip 7…

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8 Link Building Methods that Market Your Website

Yes, link building improves a site’s search engine rankings – but many seasoned SEOs forget the other important advantages of links, like building a strong brand presence and generating transactions and conversions. Here are 8 link building methods that also double as marketing techniques to empower a site’s overall marketing efforts, conversions and lead/sales generation.…

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A Letter From Tim Cook on Maps

Not many companies would issue a formal apology for making an average product, instead of an exceptional one. Humble and honest – that is why Apple wins. apple.com/letter-from-tim-cook-on-maps/

FREE Wedding Thumbprint Tree Style Guest Book

Spark Creative had the pleasure of coming up with a thumbprint tree design for some friends. This is a custom design we are sharing with you, for your own personal use. You are free to do whatever you want with it, but DO NOT resell or redistribute. Thumbprint Tree Guest Books are a fun and…

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MFA Superhero Typographic Classifications

Imagine if every superhero had their own font. Well, MFA student Matthew Olin did just that. Check out this typography awesomeness I stumbled across on Behance: “The most distinguishing factor of any font is its characters. Hidden beneath these characters, each typeface also has character—its own unique characteristics. However classified this information may seem, when…

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From a Designer’s Mind

As designers, we design things for the purpose of solving a problem. When we begin a project, we look at the problem and imagine how we could solve or improve it by using color, shapes, typography, images, and especially layout and organization. We don’t just design, we take the project as whole into consideration and…

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How to Get More Likes, Shares on Facebook

If you’re looking to get better engagement out of your Facebook posts, add more pictures and start speaking in the first person. Social media data expert Dan Zarrella — who tracked and analyzed more than 1.3 million posts from the 10,000 most-Liked Facebook pages — has released details about which posts get the most likes,…

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How Small Businesses Can Use Social Media to Stand Out

If you wanted to get your small business some attention a few years ago, then you would have to commit to spending a large portion of your marketing budget on advertising. That strategy worked well. Until it didn’t. As the audiences for traditional mass-media channels became more fragmented, and people started paying attention to new…

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Is this it for Flash?

Flash has been getting a bad rap over the past few years. The once favorite medium for interactive design, Flash, has most definitely suffered at the hands of mobile users. It lacks support in many mobile devices, and is not supported at all on Apple’s iPhone or iPad. I remember back in my college days…

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