What Does My Web Designer Need From Me to Start Building My Website?
So you’ve taken the step towards getting a beautiful new website for your business – awesome! What now? Well, your web designer is going to need a lot of information in order to start to design and build your website. Having a lot of this information ready for your web designer ahead of time can […]
What’s the Big Deal with Encryption?
Recently, you may be hearing a lot more about SSL, encryption, and their importance on the web. On first inspection, SSL certificates can seem daunting to set up for the inexperienced user, but they serve a very vital purpose in today’s web enabled world. In order to understand why SSL certificates are important, however, you […]
Tips to Creating a Successful Brand Identity
When someone says “brand identity”, people typically think of the main item used to identify a brand: a logo. However, brand identity goes way beyond logo design and your company name. The image and graphic style of your logo needs to be repeated and almost “overused” on everything related to your business. Colors should be […]
5 Reasons Your Website Sucks
If you own a website, don’t take the title personally. It’s a well known fact that web technologies are always growing and expanding. Over the course of a few months, changes can happen in the web world that completely outdate your site. Unfortunately, not everybody keeps up with the always evolving web, which causes many […]
Introducing TSD 2014!
I’ll admit, we’ve been making design convoluted. Up until this point, all of our projects have been based around an hourly pricing structure. We liked the transparency that was provided by offering an hourly rate. We thought that our clients liked the transparency too. It turns out we were completely wrong, and with the new […]
New TSD Newsletter
If you’ve signed up for our newsletter in the past few months, we’ve got bad news. It turns out our newsletter signup form has been improperly set up and all subscribers haven’t been going to the correct list. Due to this, we’ve been unable to find any of our old subscribers. If you’ve signed up […]
Working With Pattern Swatches In Adobe Illustrator
Through all my years of playing around with Adobe Illustrator, I think one of the coolest features I’ve found to date is the pattern swatches. Everyone knows about the basic color swatch palette and the color mixer that allows you to create any color you want on the hexadecimal spectrum. What many people may not […]
5 Reasons To Use Live Chat Software
Operating a website is a lot different from operating a “brick and mortar” business. When operating a store front, you’re generally given the opportunity to speak to prospective clients first hand in order to push a sale. On the web, you have to adapt your sales tactics in order to meet your market. Rather than […]
Quick and Dirty Custom Name Servers
A lot of professional designers out there like to offer website hosting to their clients. There are many different ways to go about this process. You can buy and maintain your own servers, purchase a hosting reseller account from somewhere like GoDaddy, or provide a more managed solution. Here at Thought Space, we provide a […]
Vendor Prefixes Are Useless
Before you all come after me with pitchforks raised, allow me to clarify: For all intents and purposes, most vendor prefixes for commonly used attributes are useless. Contrary to a lot of teachings, vendor prefixes are only necessary for specific attributes, and you’d be surprised how small that list of attributes actually is. In order […]