Should you hire a web designer or DIY?
You’ve just started your business and can’t wait to get it up and running. One of the first things people tell you is, “You need a website!” And while a website is a vital part of most businesses, you have a choice to make: either DIY (do it yourself) or hire someone to build it … Read more
What’s the Dirt on the (SSL) Cert?
Updated January 2019: We covered the topic of what to do in a recent Facebook Live and we walk you through each of the steps. Watch it here: I love writing blog posts about fun things. Like how to use great photos on your site or what makes a homepage stand out. What I don’t … Read more
Five Tips for Getting the Best Photos for Your Website
One of the first questions I ask when starting a new website design project for a client is, “Do you have photos for your site?” The good new is that you don’t need a great camera to take awesome pictures for your site. You just need the right photography tips to make sure that the … Read more
Moving from WordPress.com to WordPress.org – The Easy Way!
Like so many of our posts, the idea for this week’s blog post comes from a client. She had built her website on WordPress.com and quickly realized the limitations she had when it came to adding new features to her website. So she decided to move her site over to the self-hosted version of … Read more
Is My Website Legally Protected?
My Website Was Legally Exposed I’ve been building websites for years. But I’m going to admit something: there was a BIG piece that I was missing and the ramifications are HUGE. I didn’t know that legally, you need to have certain provisions on your website. It wasn’t until I connected with our guest blogger, Attorney … Read more
7 Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Web Design Project
What’s the Plan, Stan? The fun part of designing a website is dreaming up ideas on what it can look like. For me, it’s kind of like when I decide to decorate a room – ripping pages out of magazines for inspiration, getting paint swatches and taping them to the wall, and cruising the aisles of my … Read more
Good Design Needs Repetition
I’m sorry….can you repeat that? Pretty much every member of my immediate family has a terrible habit of telling the same stories over and over. It used to be something I saw in my parents; I’d kind of roll my eyes and chuckle as the same stories seemed to come up time and time again. … Read more
Snap, Crackle, Pop
Pop-ups. Love ’em or hate ’em. But they’re effective marketing tools for many business owners (including MavroCreative!) as long as they’re used the proper way. Pop-Up Basics What do we mean by a pop-up? You’ve probably been on a site, cruising along, when suddenly something appears on your screen. That’s a pop-up, or otherwise known to marketers … Read more
What the Font?
All About Fonts Fonts! They can really add personality and flair to your design, but knowing how to pair fonts (and when to use them sparingly) takes a little bit of design know-how. There are some hard and fast design “rules” but there’s also room for your own intuition and style when deciding which fonts … Read more
Friends don’t let friends Yahoo.
What’s In a Name? Before I begin, raise your hand if your business email address has @yahoo.com, @hotmail.com, or even worse, @aol.com. Okay, for those of you with your hands raised high, I’m not judging you (really, I’m not!). But you need to get rid of it. Like, right now! With the bevy of email … Read more
Good Design Needs Contrast
Good Design Needs Contrast “I have no idea what makes a good design,” is something that I hear often. “I just don’t have an eye for it.” But, this isn’t true and I’ll show you why! Even if you aren’t sure what principles make a strong design, you can probably spot a great one from … Read more
Productivity Tips: Behind the Scenes with MavroCreative
Let’s Get Productive At MavroCreative, it’s not uncommon for us to be juggling several different website and graphic design projects simultaneously. And while Molly and I like to think that we have insane superpowers, there’s only so much that we can keep organized in our heads before things get crazy. That’s why we love to … Read more
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