May 4th, 2017 by

Optimizing Images for your WordPress Website

There’s no arguing, websites need images. But unoptimized and uncompressed images can add to your overall load time. Below you will find online tools and WordPress plugins to help you keep your images looking great while keeping their load times down. Compress your images One the easiest ways to reduce image size is through compression. […]

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April 12th, 2017 by

Why WordPress?

A very large percentage of websites these days are built in WordPress, a popular Content Management System. That means it is a pre-built platform that can be used to build websites and manage their content. It automates a lot of things which otherwise would have to be done by hand. I first wrote about WordPress […]

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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 26th, 2017 by

How to Update Your Entire Inventory with the Click of a Button

WordPress is an impressive CMS (content management system) with a lot of functionality; however, it does have limits. This is why it is so great that WordPress is open source. This allows for any coder to have access to their coding documentations and the ability to build their own add-ons/plugins for WordPress. Though, the plethora of […]

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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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December 8th, 2016 by

Interested in a New Website Project? Here’s 5 Tips to Help You Start

As the current Project Manager at thirteen05 creative, I see many different types of website projects tasked for us to complete and go out to the web with your success in mind. You name it, we’ve probably done it, or at the very least have done our research into making it possible. All of these […]

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November 9th, 2016 by

Writing Content For Your Website

Everyone needs a website. For the small business owner, this is often a problem. You can hire someone to design and build a website, but that is like hiring someone to build you a house. It still has to be furnished. The words and images that constitute the content, that fill the pages of the […]

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October 26th, 2016 by

Great Habits for Staying on Top of Outsourced Projects

Let’s face it: Outsourced work can easily slip to the back of the mind and onto “the back burner” when there are many other things going on, internally as well as other external work. While it’s difficult to juggle everything and keep all of the balls in the air, so to speak, it’s easier to […]

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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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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 25th, 2016 by

Here’s How Hosting Works:

A Simple Guide Having a website hosted correctly can be anywhere from very simple to extremely complicated. A simple example would be hosting and creating your site with a website builder. Some website builders like Squarespace offer domain registration, Hosting, and website templates that help to reduce the work on your end to simply inputting […]

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About 1305

thirteen05 creative is a marketing, web and design studio born and raised in Tampa, Florida specializing in Website Design / Development and Internet Marketing. We are creative professionals and experts in our industry; we are designers, artists, copywriters and programmers as well as business men and women.