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Website Cowboys - What to watch out for!

Martian Design - Friday, January 18, 2013

Unfortunately, like most industries, there are web businesses out there that prey on customer ignorance.  By contacting potential clients and bamboozling them with techno-jargon and awing them with fantastic promises they manage lure them into parting with large sums of money for nothing in return. 

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Tips when planning your website content

Martian Design - Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Building a website is like building a house.  You start with nothing and have to make decisions about every part of the project while keeping in mind the end result you want to achieve. 

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Is all Graphic Design equal?

Martian Design - Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A lot of graphic design is good, and a lot of it is bad. The bad graphic design is not truly design as it does not really go through a "design process". So it really is just "stuff on a page".  

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Don't fall into the inconsistent branding trap!

Martian Design - Monday, December 10, 2012

Over the years I've seen many small businesses fall into the trap of inconsistent branding.  It is an easy thing to do.  Most of the time this occurs because the business owner is trying to do a lot of their work in-house or on-the-cheap which usually raises these issues: 

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