Image Editing for Beginners

Posted by Elektra Rose on Jan 5, 2017 12:22:59 PM

So it’s your responsibility to add content to your organization's website? If you’re not also a designer or photographer then this post on image editing for beginners should help.

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Topics: how-to

Drupal 8 Migration - The Unsung Hero

Posted by Edgar Saavedra on Jan 3, 2017 2:52:25 PM
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Topics: Drupal 8, websites, technology

Greenery: Pantone's Color of the Year is Wrong

Posted by Marcy Rye on Dec 9, 2016 2:32:32 PM
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Topics: meaning of color, color theory, design

The Surprising Return on Investment (ROI) of Nonprofit Branding

Posted by Marcy Rye on Nov 15, 2016 8:29:47 AM
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Topics: design, branding

9 Best Free Stock Photo Sites

Posted by Marcy Rye on Oct 7, 2016 12:10:18 PM
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Topics: websites, design, stock photos

Drupal 8 Technical Review

Posted by Edgar Saavedra on Aug 3, 2016 8:30:00 AM

We kicked off this year by launching the new Wire Media website on Drupal 8. We wanted to share a little about our journey, what we learned, and what the future looks like. 

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Topics: Drupal 8, technology

Animated Infographic: California Drought

Posted by Marcy Rye on Jul 21, 2016 1:30:00 PM

California, and many parts of the United States, are in an extreme drought. Some cities are handling water use well*: California's water supply is 20% greater than it was during the drought in the 70's. LADWP issued a postcard requiring residents to only water the lawn 3 days a week, and only for 8 minutes, and only mornings or evenings. However, it's clear that many of my neighbors did not get this postcard or are simply ignoring it. The fact is, despite water restrictions, some cities in the driest parts of California are already running out of water*.

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Topics: water, infographic

What Color is Brave?

Posted by Marcy Rye on Jun 9, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Color is everywhere: fashion, advertising, food packaging, cars, décor, sports team colors, just to name a few. Understanding people’s perceptions of it is complex, confusing, and quite challenging for the marketer. There are many possible variations and reasons why people see color differently that include culture, gender, the ambient lighting, and other factors.

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Topics: color theory, branding

Top Ten Easy SEO Tips Anyone Can Do

Posted by Marcy Rye on Mar 8, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Search engine optimization (SEO) may seem like some kind of magical voodoo, and it’s true that it can be very complicated.
But there are things you can do, by yourself, today, that will have an impact on how your site gets ranked. There are no technical or programming skills required. It’s all about content and links.

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Topics: websites, SEO

The Secret to Great Design: Partnership

Posted by Marcy Rye on Feb 19, 2016 8:30:00 AM

In a sailboat race, partnership is critical to optimize the performance of the boat. Each person contributes a specific set of knowledge and skill, and working together they can reach top speed. When working with a design firm, the type of relationship you have with them is possibly the key factor in the liklihood of getting great design work. There are three types of relationships I’ve noticed over the years that I’ll name “boss/worker”, “friends”, and “partners”. You can probably guess which one I recommend!
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Topics: design, client relationships