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Graphic / User Interface (UI/UX) Designer Call out!

Graphic / User Interface (UI/UX) Designer Call out!

Blueprint Design Studio is exploding with new work, and we want to grow our team of passionate Creative Designers. If you’re looking to create a beautiful web experience, we want to hear from you!

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Shortening Your Own URL’s

Shortening Your Own URL’s

With the widespread adoption of Twitter, has come the need for short URL’s.  Unfortunately, the providers of those short URL’s are often not terribly financially stable.  Recently, tr.im was in the news for going under, and then being miraculously saved shortly afterward.  There was a lot of outcry, because people were unhappy to see those [...]

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What’s the Plan? A Guide to Effective Website Navigation

What’s the Plan? A Guide to Effective Website Navigation

Co-author, Rebecca Dirkse Are you the type of person who likes to skip brainstorming and outlining and simply jump into your project or writing? That process of working can be a real headache if there is a lot of content to discuss and organize. The same is true for designing websites.  The best way to [...]

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Photoshop Brushes Worth Checking Out

Photoshop Brushes Worth Checking Out

Below is a list of some of our recently used photoshop brushes. We’ve filtered through hundreds of photoshop brushes for multi purpose use. Typically these brushes are just a starting point for us. When working with them we modify shapes, sizes, colors and sometimes the brush it self. The brushes work great for web design but some [...]

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Internet Explorer 6 Support Discontinued

Internet Explorer 6 Support Discontinued

Here at Blueprint can pretty much agree that IE6 has caused nothing but problems for everyone. Roughly 1 year has past since we discontinued Internet Explorer 6 support in our web design studio. All I have to say is check this out, it explains everything. Site Support All of Norway is against IE6 No More ie6 [...]

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Design and App Links for Sunday 3/22

Design and App Links for Sunday 3/22

11 Free And Useful Open-Source Alternatives For Designers – Great list giving you a free alternative with a comparison to its pay for counterpart. 11 Premium But Free And Useful Web Apps For Designers – Small list of useful programs. 27 Adobe AIR Applications – Handy For Web Designers 30 Essential Free Portable Web Design [...]

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Top Website Designers & Developer Tools

Top Website Designers & Developer Tools

We noticed lately an explosion of available online and local software tools to assist with just about anything. Below are some sites recommend to all designers and developers from beginners to professionals. Everybody has their own preferred workflow from the beginnings of a design to the end. Our web design companies office is split 50/50 with both Mac and PC designers and developers. We thought [...]

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10 web design company marketing strategies

10 web design company marketing strategies

As web design companies get more and more aggressive with their marketing strategies we see a repetitive cycle of methods. Listed here is some of the many ways of gaining more business and exposure for your web design company. Please feel free to add your own methods or success/failure stories in the comments.   1. Billboards – These are a [...]

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Web-safe fonts or fonts common to Mac & Windows

Web-safe fonts or fonts common to Mac & Windows

Many of our clients request fonts for their web site that just simply will not show up on the majority of computers due to the viewers computer simply not having the font loaded. Below is a list of “web-safe” fonts that will insure your site to be viewable and appear consistently with almost all viewers to your [...]

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Why web design & development doesn’t cost $399

Why web design & development doesn’t cost $399

Web design in this day and age can be confusing. Who’s good? Who’s bad? How do I know? What’s the difference between going to a web design studio and going to someone that posted an ad on craigslist for $399? Well we will explain some very important facts to let you know exactly why web [...]

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