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    How To Create a Custom Coded MailChimp Email

    Creating your own customized emails is a way to make your content shine for clients and potential customers. Creating a custom-coded email within MailChimp’s editor is actually pretty simple. Preparing the design Before you even open your text editor you should prepare the design you’re working from. The best way to do this is using… Continue reading

    6 Proven Methods to Keep Your Team Motivated

    If you’ve been on any team for more than a few hours, you know that there is an ebb and flow to motivation. There are a slew of reasons why your team could be lacking motivation, but how you handle the situation and inspire your team is what really matters. We’ve got a few tips… Continue reading

    5 KPI Tips To Further Your Business Insights

    Data is the future and the future is now. We live in the age of data. It seems that data is being collected in every business scenario. This is a trend that will only increase as we move into online experiences. Although data is all around us, it is still very new. This means finding… Continue reading

    Do You Even Know What You’re Building?

    What are you building? What are you trying to accomplish? What do you want your system to do? These are all excellent questions. Whether you’re looking to build a small system with fewer, simpler features or a large system with more complex features, you should really know what you’re getting yourself into before you start…. Continue reading

    Development 101: What You Need to Know Even If You’re Not a Developer

    We’re going back to the basics. If you’re a developer, or even if you’re not, there are essential, foundational issues that need to be handled and planned for before you begin a development project. Don’t focus on the big picture (well, maybe a little). Now let me be clear. The big picture is important. Most… Continue reading

    Creative Works on the Web and How To (Legally) Share Them

    Reposting and sharing creative works on the web is a cool way to spread innovation and creativity. It can and also be a hazardous act of violating copyrights. (Yikes!) Using media and creative content in your own platform or website without appropriate approval can result in unhappy content producers and you shelling out the big… Continue reading

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Web Publishing: Part 2

    In my last post, I covered some common liabilities in the world web publishing. If we’re not careful, we all are likely to fall into the liability danger zone. So here are my top 5 ways to stay away from making these mistakes: 1) Follow good journalistic practices. Verify your facts. Be thorough and as… Continue reading

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Web Publishing: Part 1

    The web is a digital world filled with creativity, self expression, and constant sharing of creative content and ideas. However, within this bright and shiny universe there is a dangerous side: You can be sued for what you write, share, and use within your website or blog. Yep. I said sued. But before you delete… Continue reading

    Top 6 Management Tools Every Creative Needs

    Let’s be honest. Project managing is a stressful job. With coordinating different tasks, managing calendars, keeping strict deadlines, and communicating with team members, your plate gets really full really quickly. You could, of course, always hire a project manager. Or, you could check out some of our favorite management tools below. Each of these is… Continue reading

    Hosting Solutions for the Serious Web Developer

    With a plethora of web hosting solutions available at your fingertips, finding one that works for you can be easier said than done. Unbiased, unpaid reviews can be hard to come by, so it can prove difficult to really get a feel for where your money is going and how reliable the service you receive… Continue reading