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Design TLC’s online course building skills featured on LifterLMS podcast

Tara was excited to be featured on the LifterLMS podcast to discuss the online learning platform Design TLC created for Tiny Chefs.  Tara used LifterLMS software to build online cooking courses for children. These online courses have given Tiny Chefs a chance to market their products online at a time…

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Tell-tale signs your school website needs to be updated

Website technology is constantly evolving, bringing new updates designed to make our lives easier, especially in the means of digital marketing. Though staying up to date with every new plug-in and widget may be time-consuming, it’s worth it to keep your organization or school website fresh to make sure you’re…

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Using Canva to custom-size your images

Adjusting your images to fit custom dimensions in WordPress can be frustrating, and sometimes time consuming without prior instructions. Luckily, Canva is a helpful tool that’s great for resizing your images for your WordPress site.  The first step is creating your free Canva account if you don’t already have one. …

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Is Your Private School Tuition Information Updated and Easy to Find on Your Website?

As the summer season begins, parents and families will be planning their finances for the next school year. Families will plan to enroll their children in new schools, switch between different programs, and may stumble upon your website to look at your tuition rates. When they do this, it’s crucial…

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Are you ensuring brand consistency in your school communications?

The brand of your school or business is its visual elevator pitch to the world. The company colors, the logo, imagery, and your tone all blend together to create your brand that has the potential to attract clients. Your brand is your chance to stand out against competitors. Because of…

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Use SVGs for Your Logo

When I wrote about SVGs in 2016, it was big news. It’s standard for us now to use SVG format for logos on websites we develop. I am always surprised at the number of new websites launched with PNG format logos. Everyone should use SVG format logos on their websites…

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Keeping Your School Website Fresh with New Photography

One of the benefits of a school website refresh is the process of creating and adding new, current photography. A telltale sign that a school’s website is out of date is that the students in the photos are now in their 20’s! It’s important for school websites to feature real…

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Why We Use Beaver Builder to Create WordPress Websites

We use Beaver Builder to create nice looking, creative and user-friendly websites for clients. In 2015, we kept hearing great things about this front end page builder. At the time, we built child themes using the popular, well-coded Genesis framework. This worked well for us, and we grew accustomed to…

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How To Create Your Best Website

One of the great things about a website as a marketing tool is that it is dynamic. A website can be frequently changed and updated, unlike printed materials. For example, if you print 1,000 brochures and then decide to change your pricing, the process and expense in editing and reprinting…

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Get over your fear! SVGs are not SCARY Vector Graphics

If you’re like me, there is never enough time to learn ALL the things you want to. I keep hearing about how amazing SVGs are, but have been scared to learn how to create them and work with them. Even more intimidating…. Adding animation! Why SVG? You might first wonder…

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3 Practical Ways To Have Good UX AND “Cool” Design

I have recently been debating the conflict between creative, unique and “cool” website design and a good, effective user experience. As Steve Krug says in his book, Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, “The Farmer and the Cowhand Can Be Friends” (shout out to my…

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A Little (Smushed) Bird Told Me: Regenerate Thumbnails Saves The Day

Have you ever had images “suddenly” look distorted on your WordPress website? The other day, I changed my theme to edit an image size in my functions.php file, as well as the corresponding style.css properties. When I did that, the images I was targeting were successfully cropped to the correct…

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