Fun Gift Ideas

Looking for gift ideas this holiday season. This is a personal fav. Such unusual items! I love it.

"Here in The Colossal Shop you’ll find fun things for creative people: well-designed, thoughtful, and surprising objects that will make you laugh, raise your eyebrows, smile, take a break, put on your thinking cap, or spark an idea—maybe all at once!" - Colossal Shop

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Sabbaticals for Creatives

I love what Amble is doing. We all need to recharge and nurture our creativity from time to time. Why not do it while also doing meaningful work to benefit our environment.

"Amble provides one-month sabbaticals in beautiful places across the USA. We partner with nonprofits, conservancies and small towns to provide unique opportunities and affordable lodging to top-notch creative professionals in exchange for their skills and expertise." - amblethere.com


Design Can

"Design CAN: be more representative of the world it serves. Design CAN: be an industry for people of all backgrounds, abilities, ages and identities. Design CAN: be stronger with the talent that has been ignored for too long. Design CAN: disrupt the status quo, celebrate new voices and tell untold stories. Design CAN: represent us all."

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source: https://design-can.com/

 


It's Good to be Green

http://www.printmag.com/color/pantones-2017-color-year-greenery/


WordPress Guide

Great WordPress guide created by Anthony Hortin.

http://easywpguide.com/wordpress-manual/

 


Instagram Magnets

Okay, these are really cool. Take your instagram photos to the next level and share them on your wall.

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Accidental Creative

I really enjoyed this book, The Accidental Creative by Todd Henry. He makes some excellent points, and many of which I abide to with my own business and design principles. "Now business creativity expert Todd Henry explains how to unleash your creative potential. Whether you're a creative by trade or an "accidental creative," this book will help you quickly and effectively integrate new ideas into your daily life."

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Optimize your WordPress Database

I found this article by Kevin Muldoon on wpmudev.org to be very helpful in speeding up our WordPress site. There are some great tips, and general maintenance advice as well.

"If you update your website regularly, your database will grow larger over time. A large database can greatly affect the performance of your website as it takes longer for your server to retrieve information from database tables. This is why database optimization is so important."

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Responsive Design on Large Desktops

Here is an excellent resource by Johannes Holl that clearly addresses some of the issues designers face in responsive web design for large desktop screens. I especially like the clear visual representation for a fixed versus liquid layout and the case for left-hand navigation. Check it Out