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Yes, we secretly and not so secretly judge your font choice
October 3, 2017
So as graphic and web designers it's difficult to not judge font choice. You have even more flexibility in print work because the fonts are pretty boundless. Now for web there are some web safe fonts that are wise to stick with so the font display is pretty consistent for each visitor, no matter the browser they use. But God forbid, let's steer away from Arial and Times New Roman...
Locals Rejoice! Hole Coupon Book Fall 2017
September 29, 2017
The offseason is here in Jackson Hole and you know what that means… SAVINGS! And you may be thinking, “How do I get these savings?”, The answer is The Hole Coupon Book.  Coming to your P.O. Box October 1st is the Fall 2017 edition of the coupon book and it is chock full of useful deals for everyone in town.  So brace yourself and get your P.O. box key ready...
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Content Writing with Good Grammar, Thanks Grammarly!
September 8, 2017
So Gliffen Design provides content writing these days...a valuable service for those non-writing types. Writing is hard, I get it. I wanted to share a great tip for sounding professional on your website…HAVE GOOD GRAMMAR!   Having been raised attending a Catholic school until the age of 10, I can’t begin to tell you how much using appropriate grammar was instilled in our family from the beginning. I vividly remember...
Squiggly Birds – An Office Pastime
September 7, 2017
  Although here at Gliffen we pride ourselves on our great web and graphic design as well as marketing, we do like to have some fun from time to time to break away from the norm for a bit.  One of our favorite pastimes is Squiggly Bird, the very intense (not really) game of creative drawing of, you guessed it, squiggly birds.  Typically played amidst a team meeting, the game...
The Hole Coupon Book: Benefits of Off-Season Coupons vs Two-For-Ones
July 28, 2017
Several restaurants in Jackson insist on providing two-for-one deals. As a customer, I'm not complaining. I find a partner or several sets of partners in crime, and we head out to taste restaurants that I would otherwise not frequent during the year. While I'm not in the restaurant business, I would think this to be a big mistake from a business point of view. I feel most restaurants could benefit...
Tips and Tricks from Web Designers
July 26, 2017
Heather and Mel chatting with entrepreneurs, freelancers and others to go over Gliffen's Tips & Tricks from Web Designers. We went over Do-It-Yourself website building steps verses hiring a professional. There are clearly pros and cons on both sides but no matter what route you decide to take it, this information is important to keep in mind. Some key points: Do you research on what's the right web builder for...
Introduction to Marketing with Mailchimp
July 7, 2017
Thanks to all that joined the workshop "Introduction to Marketing with Mailchimp." We wanted to share with you Heather's presentation that you can refer to as well as her handout and Heather's notes. Mailchimp is meant to be a tool to reach your audience, customers and potential customers. Let's use the tools available to us with a better understanding of how they can work for your business or organization. The...
3 More Free Workshops on WordPress, Mailchimp & Tips and Tricks from Web Designers
June 20, 2017
We are ready to go with 3 more of our free workshops! After reviewing the results from our survey, we decided to provide a variety of topics and focus in as we go. We are going to continue on with three more workshops with Wordpress, Mailchimp and Tips & Tricks from Web Designers. Our workshops will be roughly about 1/2 hour presentation and then another 1/2 hour of questions and...
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Introduction to Facebook as a Marketing Tool
June 20, 2017
After our first round of Gliffen Designs' Workshops we had great feedback on material, length of workshop, time for questions/answers, suggestions of new topics as well as the benefit of having presentation material afterwards. We wanted to share with you a presentation that Heather DeVine put together for "Introduction to Facebook as a Marketing Tool." She talks about the importance of what Facebook is to small/large businesses, non-profit organizations and...
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4 Top Domain and Blog Name Generators for Your Website
June 12, 2017
One of the first thing you always do when starting a website or a blog is to choose a name. This is important because many websites are as successful as their name allows. This is especially the case in regards to search engine optimization (SEO), so you want to make sure you get it right from the start. Changing your domain name later after the initial creation of your...
Practical NLP Tips to Adopt In Your Website
June 9, 2017
As far as web development goes, NLP Anchoring is a relatively simple practice. It is a quick and easy way to connect a stimulus with a certain emotional response, and as a concept, it is reminiscent of the popular Pavlov's experiment where the conditioning stimulus alone ultimately begins to elicit an automatic response from the subject. As a stimulus that can induce various thoughts and emotions, an anchor can...
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Gliffen Designs has 3 Free Workshops Scheduled!
May 19, 2017
We are ready to go with 3 of our free workshops scheduled! After reviewing the results from our survey, we decided to provide a variety of topics and focus in as we go. We are going to start with Google Analytics, Photoshop for Web and Facebook as a Marketing Tool. Our workshops will be roughly about 1/2 hour presentation and then another 1/2 hour of questions and answers. They will...
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What good is a strong brand logo to your business?
May 19, 2017
How your strong brand logo can make the difference A strong brand and logo can undoubtedly influence a consumer’s decision on whether it's a good idea to purchase your products or services. This is even more so when the consumer has no prior experience or information concerning your company. It’s all about packaging, and with a well-packaged brand logo, you have a better chance of proving your quality to potential...
How to make best use of video media to boost your website
May 11, 2017
If you’ve been paying attention, you might have noticed a rising trend of videos and animations being used as part of online content. This trend is not a mistake and is not a fluke. It is simply an awakening by online gurus to the benefits of using the engaging power of video to convert online users. To give you a clearer picture of the rising power of video, here...
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Marketing Tools: The Future of SEO
May 4, 2017
In doing a little light reading, I stumbled across an article on Search Engine Land entitled “3 predictions about the future of SEO.” It was a short, catchy title so I decided to read on. There were three little bullets about how to plan your marketing techniques for the future of SEO. The author was predicting that search engine optimization was going to get more challenging, especially for marketing teams,...