What’s a Website Mockup?
When we begin the process of designing (or re-designing) your website, the first step is to create a set of website mockups to lay out the look and feel of your site. These mockups are simply images we create that show what the website will look like without needing to dive straight into coding. These […]
What Logo Files Do I Need to Get From My Designer?
Getting a custom logo designed for your business is a great step towards building your brand identity. Once the logo is designed, your designer should send you a package of logo files to use in your marketing material. You need to make sure your designer provides you your logo in a variety of formats so that […]
Where Can I Get High Quality Photography for My Website?
High quality photography can be the difference between a bland website and an extremely impressive one. Getting high-quality photos for your business can be time consuming and difficult, however it is essential to make your website look professional, refined, and trust-worthy. There are 2 main options for obtaining photography for your website: using stock photography, […]
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 […]