May 25th, 2017 by

Are Printed Materials Still Important?

Ten years ago, quality print materials were the best form of advertising a business could do. Nice business cards, letter head, presentation folders, pretty much anything you could leave behind when visiting a prospect was important to have. But in today’s digital landscape, do you really need to spend the money on these things? The […]

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March 8th, 2017 by

The Fine Line Between Innovation and Function

Life is an ongoing balancing act; one does not want to indulge in too much of one thing while neglecting another. A common saying is: Everything in moderation, including moderation. Great websites are also a balancing act. Among many others, one of these balances comes with the usability and originality of a website. Here, we’ll […]

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March 2nd, 2017 by

5 Design Tips for Non-Designers

1. Give your type some love. Fonts are not all created equally! As you can imagine, Fonts are developed by different designers and companies. With so many different hands in the pot, inconsistencies are inevitable. Coupled with different rendering methods used by software and browsers, your type can look drastically different and sometimes unpleasant. It’s […]

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February 2nd, 2017 by

Is a DIY Website Builder Right for You?

3 Reasons Why it May Be a Bad Choice Services provided by companies that provide templated, cookie-cutter website builder tools (like Squarespace or Wix) certainly can “get the job done” if the goal is to put a simple website up without much thought. However, getting the job done doesn’t always it will be done well, […]

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January 19th, 2017 by

How to Utilize Google Fonts

Easily find the right font combination for your website. Looking for the right fonts for your website is tough, let alone finding a great matching pair that is cost effective as well as easy to implement. There are many great services available online for finding and using web fonts on your website but before you […]

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December 15th, 2016 by

What will we see from websites in 2017?

Keeping your site current is often a continuous process because web design is constantly changing the rules. Old websites followed techniques that are now considered outdated, like keyword stuffing and packing everything important above the fold. 2016 was packed with new ideas and trends that websites are sure do keep adopting into 2017 and the […]

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October 18th, 2016 by

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Your Next Business Purchase Should Be Professional Photography Web design is, for the most part, dependent on quality photography. When designing a website for a client that only has blurry low resolution photos and is unwilling to use stock photography, the end result will not be pretty. Check out this example of how much modern […]

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September 29th, 2016 by

Why You Should Get an Outsider’s Input on Your Design

There are many factors that can determine the success of a website or print design. Great composition, balanced use of color, perfect type design, quality photography, and much more. But how do you know when your design is truly finished? This is a tough question, and some would argue never. While I, from an artistic […]

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September 7th, 2016 by

3 Signs That it’s Time for a Website Redesign

Websites are not static moments in time. They are dynamic, ever growing organisms that require constant attention to ensure that they continue to do their job and remain effective towards your business goals. While design is only one of many determining factors of a website’s success, there is no doubt it’s one of the most […]

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August 25th, 2016 by

Should I Hire Web Designers or Build My Site Myself?

Probably the most common questions a small business owner, or a marketing director of a medium sized company, would ask when first interested in creating a new website is this: Should I save money and just build a simple site myself, or should I consider hiring Web Designers to create it for me? There’s a […]

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July 28th, 2016 by

The Strength of Typography

In our everyday life, we are surrounded by typography. Its our way of communicating with the world. However, behind the actual format structure, there are more attributes that need consideration when displaying type. Many questions arise when choosing the direction of how a graphic designer should proceed in approaching type. What font families will communicate […]

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June 24th, 2016 by

Designing with Grids

The visual organization of your website’s content is critical for ensuring that your visitor can easily find and interact with the information they are looking for! By using Grids, we can design and layout our website’s content in a very easy and familiar way that allows users to quickly traverse your website with ease. Designing, […]

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May 11th, 2016 by

Your Job as a Client

Thank you for putting your trust in thirteen05 creative for your project. Our ultimate goal is to stun you with the quality of our work and impeccable customer service. But, we’re not the only ones with a job to do. We can’t complete the project without your help. We need information, opinions, and answers from […]

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April 13th, 2016 by

Good User Experience = More Online Sales

For a website to work and work well it also has to have a good design. There is a common misconception that a good design has to be pretty – this is simply not true. Though a good looking site may grab the user’s immediate attention, the design has to also be easy to use. […]

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March 2nd, 2016 by

What is a Vector File and Why Do I Care?

Many people have never even heard of the term vector or simply do not understand what it means. Vectors are basically the holy grail of image files for Web and Print Designers. If you are trying to print your logo on apparel or really anything, the printer is going to ask if you have a […]

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