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A little card company that could

A little card company that could

Way back when, when I graduated from art school, one of my biggest dreams was to have my own greeting card company. There were two big problems with that dream – the biggest being I didn’t have a clue as to what kind of cards I wanted to design. Then right...

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Food for thought on autoplay GIFs on Facebook

Food for thought on autoplay GIFs on Facebook

This food for thought episode is not to whine about something, for the sake of whining, it’s a public service announcement on how the autoplay GIFs affect many. They look fun, they may express something for you better than words, but for some, I included,...

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Developer or Designer? Which are You or are You Both?

Developer or Designer? Which are You or are You Both?

Are you a developer or designer, is an age-old question that seems to have no answer?  If I’m asked, I answer, both. Though I was once told, “You are really just a designer.” I had no response. I do know that reinforced my “imposter syndrome genie.” Does...

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An image is worth a 1,000 words; or is it?

An image is worth a 1,000 words; or is it?

An image; how many times have you heard that it speaks louder than words? In most cases that’s true, but what happens when it’s not. When your client sends you an image that they firmly believe is, “Just what we need for the website,” and all you want to say is,...

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I promise, no later than Monday

I promise, no later than Monday

I promise, two words all freelancers, small agencies, and the self-employed hear more than they care to. We all have had clients that when we hear those two words, we know we’ll be calling back, and quite often calling back, and calling back, week after...

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Typography; a wonderful world of typefaces for everyone

Typography; a wonderful world of typefaces for everyone

Typography; for some it is a mystery for others it’s a world of wonder. I fall into the second group. For as far back as I can remember, studying the different nuances of all of the typefaces out there has been a joy for me. I’ve always felt fortunate to have gone to...

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The client closet; is it past time to clean it?

The client closet; is it past time to clean it?

With fall just around the corner, it’s time to clean the closet and switch out my summer clothes for fall and winter ones. Okay, I live in Florida I don’t really do this, but after the last couple of weeks, I do need to do it with my client closet....

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Non-profit a Divi Child Theme Design

Non-profit a Divi Child Theme Design

Are you a non-profit in need of a website but don’t have a large budget? Or, do you have a Non-profit client on a limited budget?  Then Big Max’s Studio’s Non-profit Child Theme is for you. This Child Theme is compatible with Divi Version 3+. Non-profit will work for...

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Ready.Set.Launch.! A custom WordPress website in a week

Ready.Set.Launch.! A custom WordPress website in a week

Ready.Set.Launch.! what is that? Ready.Set.Launch.! is a program where we work together and get the WordPress website of your dreams launched in five days. Who is Ready.Set.Launch.! for? A small business. A solo-preneur. Someone who has a website that needs an...

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My nightmare and why I’m back on Pinterest cautiously

My nightmare and why I’m back on Pinterest cautiously

In February, I starting using the WordPress plugin Blog2Social. All of my social media accounts connected with no problems except for Pinterest. For some reason, Pinterest absolutely would not accept the password I entered. I knew it was correct, because well, I’m not...

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