The Blog of DUG

Tips, Tricks, Ideas and Updates

Logo Design Tip

Tip September 14, 2015

I run into this problem quite a bit. Whether you use me to design your logo or another company there is one key piece of information you should know.

Be sure you receive an .eps or vector version of your final logo … and keep it somewhere safe! 

This one file is the source file for your logo. It allows other designers, design firms or advertisers to stretch, shrink and manipulate your logo without distorting it. It allows them to create other file formats from it they will need for their purposes.

 


My New Website

Update July 7, 2015

Welcome to my new website, built using a Content Management System (CMS) known as WordPress. This website was also designed and developed with a responsive aspect.

What is a CMS? Well, simply put, it is a pre-built system that will allow you to edit or update your website by yourself, it allows you to have a blog and be able to post to it, allows you to register users, have an updatable shopping cart and so, so much more. I have had many, many people ask for this service and so I am extremely excited to be able to bring it to you.

What is Responsive? A responsive website is one that repositions itself based on the devices a visitor is using to view it. Whether that be a desktop, tablet or mobile device, the website will format to fit the screen and still display beautifully, making it easy to navigate and view at any size. Go ahead and try it with my site. You can view it on a mobile, tablet or desktop.

If you would like more information or a quote for your website, please contact me by using my contact form. I look forward to hearing from you and hope to be working with you soon.


How much does a website cost?

Update July 5, 2015

I am always asked this question and it’s a difficult one to answer with a ballpark dollar figure. There are several factors that need to be determined to come up with a cost for a website. These include things like functionality, design, imagery, content development, fonts, plug-ins, layout, features, responsiveness, and so many more.

Functionality includes things like contact forms, content management systems, e-commerce, database connectivity … and that is just a few.

Other than functionality there is the design, design can be simple and basic, utilizing available resources, all the way up to designing custom graphics.

Then there are other elements, things like content development, photos and imagery, number of pages,  where are the photos going to be obtained, hire a professional photographer or from stock photos, how many photos, how many pages, the list goes on an on.

As you can see their are a lot of elements involved in website design and development and therefore it is impossible for us to just give you a cost. I am happy to work with you to determine the requirements and scope for your website and develop a quote based on that. To get the process started, please use my contact page.