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Three Edmonton social media accounts to follow

By | Edmonton, Social Media

What are a few of the more interesting social media accounts I’ve come across this year? Caroline Stokes Checkout Caroline Stokes for hilarious homages to movies, nature vids and general pop culture. My first encounter with Stokes was an impromptu Instagram video with Bill Murray. Yeah, Bill Murray. It’s hard to believe but, she’s at


Six resume tactics to get more interviews

By | Persuasion, Resume, Tips & Tricks

I’ve been on the job hunt in the past. It’s a tough and lonely slog. You send out resume after resume and hear nothing back. Self-doubt creeps in. To top it off, you have a steady stream of people giving you advice like, “have you tried applying at company X? I heard they’re hiring.” Of

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Steak-umm’s Twitter proves real-talk elevates brands

By | Persuasion, Social Media

If you’re like me you’ve probably never heard of Steak-umm’s before today. It’s a processed steak food product. You can buy it in places like Wal-Mart. Although I’ve never tried Steak-umm’s I have come to know it’s Twitter account. It’s unlike any other company-owned Twitter account. The reason being – it’s popular! The man behind

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Improve your website’s design with one line of code

By | Design, Tips & Tricks

If you or your company use a Content Management System (CMS) like WordPress you’ve probably written a blog post. When writing it you’ve noticed that adding a new paragraph in the WYSIWYG editor is easy. It’s so easy that paragraphs are often added by accident. When this happens a gap appears between text blocks. To

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Three easy ways to improve your website user experience

By | Tips & Tricks, UX Design

Making sure your website is user friendly and enjoyable is important if you want to leave a good impression with your audience. It seems like an easy enough task but facilitating a good user experience can be a challenge. When it’s done right, your user notices nothing after interacting with your site. When it’s done


Four ways to prevent SPAM on your WordPress website

By | Email, Tips & Tricks

If you’re like me, your email inbox has a fair share of unwanted email from spammers. Here are four ways you can prevent SPAM from getting into your inbox. Disguise your Email To trick spammers from getting your email off your site, consider changing the symbols in your email to written words. For example, if


How to use your new WordPress site

By | Tips & Tricks

So, you’ve just got a WordPress website, now what? If you’re not tech-savvy, it might be a little overwhelming at first. This article will show you a few things: How to login into your website How to make a page How to add navigation How to add content How to log into your website When

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Building a theme from scratch

By | Design, Tips & Tricks

I’m building a new theme. It’s a lot of work. Here’s the plan. It begins by identifying who the theme is for. In this case, it’s for portfolio managers, investment advisors, wealth advisors, and/or accountants. The type of people who have small businesses handling money. Knowing who this is for helps set a direction and

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Easy Tips for Great Email Design

By | Email, Tips & Tricks

Designing emails is complicated. Unlike designing apps or websites, emails are stuck in the year 2000. Common things on the web like video remain a dream to email design. This is just one of the many issues you’ll find when designing emails. Here are a few more along with best-practice advice for overcoming common email


Design Trends that will impact you in 2018

By | News, Tips & Tricks

Websites will start to look and feel much different in 2018. This is the result of new CSS standards for web browsers. Exciting times ahead! The new CSS Grid standard is providing designers of websites and user-interfaces a lot more flexibility in how they layout information across devices. With CSS Grid, you’ll start to see