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Whether Building or Buying Your Dream Home, Create the Home Office You Deserve
March 5, 2020
Are you considering building or buying the perfect home for your dream home office? Your one-bedroom apartment was a great starter location, but as you’ve grown your business into a successful enterprise, you may ultimately need more space to have a dedicated office that will help you expand your business. Here’s what you need to know. Analyze Your Income Whether you’re building or buying a home, knowing your income is the...
Gliffen Riffin’ II
September 9, 2019
We wanted to revisit this Gliffen playlist because let's face it we could all use some new music to inspire our lives both at work and at play. Heather, Aj, Andy, Corey and Kelsey shared their favorite tunes they are currently listening to. If you typically walk past Corey's desk you'll hear spa music because it creates soothing vibes and concentration. Heather loves Bon Iver, HAIM, Lake...
Google Ads 101
January 17, 2019
Understanding Google Adwords from a marketing expert Andy Huber, Gliffen's resident marketing expert, recently gave an open workshop about Google Ads for the public. We've compiled the extensive notes to aid your decision on whether or not Google Ads is the right decision for your company. Andy is a great resource to answer any questions and concerns you may have about boosting your company's online search engine optimization rankings. In...
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Is Your Website Secure?
September 20, 2018
Google (and all those other Search Engines) smiles upon business/organizations that have a secured website. Because Google's algorithm has security as their top priority and they use secure sites as a search engine ranking signal. It's the best practice to apply to your website's domain. If your website is which means it 's not considered a secure website. If you have built a website with Gliffen Designs, you may recall a conversation where we...
New Security Package Offerings
September 17, 2018
Gliffen has recently consolidated ongoing and critical tasks to ensure the quality and health of your web site into a 12 month package offering. The total package includes monthly security monitoring, an allotted amount of minor edits to your site, and a private CDN, in addition to, hosting on Gliffen’s servers. Security/Monitoring Gliffen will routinely monitor any client’s site for ongoing security risks. Inclusions: Scanning for vulnerabilities Administering updates to the Wordpress...
Gliffen Riffin’
July 25, 2018
Here at Gliffen Designs we need some inspo to create. Here is our "Gliffen riffin'" playlist with some jams that we're currently listening to, to keep that creative flow going. We're going to try to switch things up at least monthly because music can move and inspire us. Andy just came back a few weeks ago from a long road trip so he has some jammers from Vulfpeck and...
(Te)tons to Learn as a Development Intern
June 18, 2018
An internship in Jackson, Wyoming is much different than an internship anywhere else in the country. Allow me to explain. Jackson is a town nestled in the valley of the Grand Tetons and is surrounded by snow peaked mountains that attain heights of up to 13,776 feet. Its stunning location offers a place for the wild-hearted to romp freely through mountains and wildflower meadows alike. I, Ryley Higgins, am...
Your Metadata is Showing
June 7, 2018
Take a listen to "Your Metadata is Showing"an episode with Note to Self brought to you by WNYC Studios. In just one innocent photo you can pack so much information, like where and when the photo was taken with sometimes exact GPS coordinates, what device it was taken with, and who took it. Images were sent for Andreas Weigend, veteran of Xerox Parc, former chief scientist at Amazon to see...
We’ll Design and Build Your Wedding Website and Invitations
June 6, 2018
So, we've been married, well a couple of us anyway, so we know a thing or two of what you ought to have a wedding website, invitations and collateral for your special day. We'll design and build your wedding website and invitations and more. We have a domain name called: and we can host your website there, we can host your website for $8 a month/ $96 annually...
Hole Coupon Book Spring 2018 is Near!
March 2, 2018
It's March and in one short little month, a tiny little bundle of joy will be delivered directly to you! NO! No stork is involved! We are talking about the Hole Coupon Book Spring 2018 bundle of savings that will be delivered to your mailboxes around April 4th! This Spring, the Hole Coupon Book has some great deals (when doesn't it?!?!) This is probably the best blend of coupons yet! ... vs.
December 8, 2017
You may be contemplating building your own website and you may be considering signing up to build a Wordpress website. Have you "Googled" Wordpress websites and have seen two things: and Confusing, huh? Here's some clarity on Wordpress websites: Gliffen Designs builds A LOT of Wordpress websites for so many organizations and businesses. There are currently 74,652,825 sites out there as of today.  And it's pretty popular free-source platform...
Logo Variations: More Than 1 Logo
December 4, 2017
We completely agree with Greatest Story Creative on this subject when they are wrote about this very same subject that we were inspired to write one too. When a small business comes to Gliffen Designs for logo and branding guidance we can't help but find that logo variations are completely necessary. Not all logos can or should be be used for everything or everywhere. We absolutely want to encourage a Branding Style...
Tales of Jargon: What is the Difference Between a Font and a Typeface?
November 28, 2017
Designers, like most professionals in their field, are picky about jargon. And so, we dare-I-say arrogantly present this blog series: Tales of Jargon. Sling out these fancy terms the next time you’re with your designer friends (or with us, the designers at Gliffen) and watch the fireworks ignite, the eyes light up, the mouth agape. ___________________________ It is safe to assume that even laymen have heard the following names: Times New Roman Futura Helvetica Garamond It...
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Website Design Tricks To Boost Your Orthodontist Practice
October 27, 2017
If you want your orthodontist practice to be ahead of the competition, you have to use every trick in the book, including taking advantage of some modern and effective digital tools at your disposal. According to experts at OrthoSynetics, “…hardly any orthodontist has the time, patience, or skill to pursue online marketing on their own. This is why they hire professionals to get it done on their behalf.” But...
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How Google Ranks Website Content in 2017
October 6, 2017
Almost all website owners and SEO experts that deal with website promotion want to get their websites to the top of Google ranking. Getting a high ranking on Google can become a real headache when you do not understand how they rank websites or when Google updates its ranking algorithm. This guide aims to give you advice and directions on how Google ranks website content for 2017. Most website owners...