Do you need permission to use that font?

Your choice of font can say a lot about who you are and how you do what you do. But there’s a step some often overlook when it comes to fonts.

Permission to use the font commercially. (By the way, I must add here I’m not any kind of lawyer or legal professional.)

Yup. Just because that font file came with your computer or was found for free on the internet, doesn’t mean it’s okay to use it for your flyers, logo or social media graphics to promote your business.

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3 Things That Make a Great Website Design

When I say, great website design I bet you’re probably thinking of how aesthetically pleasing it is.

Well, yes of course! But looks are only one aspect of a really great website.

“Looks will get you through the door. Personality will keep you in the room.” – Unknown

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Can I use other people’s content on my website?

Are you wondering if it’s okay to use other people’s content on your website?

Maybe you found something so awesome and thought it was worth sharing. Or maybe you don’t consider yourself a writer or have time to content yourself. In either case, it may be tempting to take something already made, and use that on your website. So is it okay to use other people’s content? And if so, how can it be done?

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The Cost of Cheap Web Design – Is it Really Worth it?

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Doing your website on the cheap is like eating instant noodles for dinner every night. Filling, but not nutritious.

Is getting a cheap web design a good idea if you want to save money?

In my time working in this industry, I have noticed a desire to get online at the lowest price possible. A cheap web design sounds like a good deal, because we all like the idea of being thrifty and…

  • You might be a new business and/or have limited funds to spend.
  • You may have been burnt in the past, and don’t want to risk wasting money.
  • You love the thought of paying a lower price for something that would otherwise be expensive.

But choosing a cheap web designer is a bit like eating instant noodles for dinner every night. Yes, you need to eat. Yes, it fills you up, but it’s not very nutritious and healthy for you in the long term.

On the other hand, planned meals with fresh and nutritious ingredients will contribute to a healthier life in the long run. The same goes for your online marketing.

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