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TinyPNG Plugin for Photoshop CC 2017 Well Worth the $50.00

I’m not sure when the TinyPNG plugin for Photoshop CC 2017 came out, but I stumbled upon the other day and it is a very welcomed addition to Photoshop. I was never a big fan of the TinyPNG plugin for WordPress for a couple of reasons: I always went over...

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Is Using a Theme in WordPress Fraud? I Thought it was Required!

The other day, I accidentally stumbled across a blog post titled “5 Reasons Your Business Should NOT Use WordPress” at platypi.io. I’ve met the author once maybe twice and one of the principals of the company is my girlfriend’s son. A few days after reading the article, I was at my girlfriend’s house and so was her son. Instead of saying hi, I blurted out,


authorPatricia Meyer
WordPress

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To Tab or Not to Tab

A couple of weeks ago when I debuted Shari Steinbach, LLC’s website to a user group on Facebook, one comment stuck out:

“Don’t forget to have all of your links open in different windows so the user can get back to your site.”


authorPatricia Meyer
Website Design

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An age old question “Do we still need a home button?”

There are numerous articles on the web on whether we still need the “home button” in our navigation menus or not. In reading some of the articles, I noticed that if the article was from a design firm, there was no home button.


authorPatricia Meyer
Website Design

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Terralsole Winery Website Redesign

Client Terralsole is a vineyard in Montalcino, Italy. It is owned by Mario and Athena Bollag. For several years they tried to put a website together to sell their wines and to start a wine club only to become extremely frustrated with the process.


authorPatricia Meyer
WordPress

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Why your designs should not come from a contest

Let me just get this out in the open, I am adamantly opposed to any kind of “design contest.” This will not be a rant, but examples of what I’ve seen and experienced and a warning to both buyers and designers.


authorPatricia Meyer
General

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Build Only vs. Build, Host and Maintain

The other day, a business associate Stan and I were discussing whether or not it is no longer profitable to host and maintain client websites. The question we put out there; would we be better off just building them and then sending the client on their way?


authorPatricia Meyer
Website Design

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Website Design for Tropic Moon Media

This website design was the third project for Big Max’s Studio with Tropic Moon Media (“TMM”). The first project was to design an e-commerce website for them to sell a recently published book “SOUTH BEACH: Stories of a Renaissance.”


authorPatricia Meyer
Website Design

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Howard Petusevsky, DPM Logo Design

When Dr. Petusevsky first contacted Big Max’s Studio, he was looking at a website design for his podiatry practice. Dr. Petusevsky has been practice for over 28 years in a location that provided him a great natural client base.


authorPatricia Meyer
Logo Design

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What to do with old damaged photographs

With the advent of “Throw Back Thursday” on Facebook, a lot of us have started looking through old photographs. How many times have you come across a picture of a beloved family member or yourself that has been damaged due to water, folding, sunlight, too many years in the frame? The list goes on and on.


authorPatricia Meyer
Photo Restoration

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