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Why you don’t want a canned theme for your website

Why you don’t want a canned theme for your website

I almost didn’t write this article. I didn’t want to introduce the idea of canned template themes. The last thing I want to do is advertise them to people and potential clients who didn’t know they exist — and it sounds self serving for me to tell you NOT to use them. But, it dawned on me…

What’s the Difference Between Spot and Process Printing?

What’s the Difference Between Spot and Process Printing?

Spot Color Printing The ink that goes on the press is hand-mixed or comes out of the can the color you want More expensive than process printing Unlimited paper choices Colors are exact Process Printing The ink on a process press only uses four colors: Cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. Those colors are printed in…

Protect your WordPress Site from Getting Hacked

Protect your WordPress Site from Getting Hacked

It happens all the time. Websites get hacked. Especially websites that use common software packages. Hackers want the most bang for their buck, and under-maintenanced WordPress sites are a great target because so many people utilize them. How Hackers Do it Most hackers use a script that crawls your server looking for “holes” they can…

One Common Way Businesses Push People Off Their Websites — Are You Doing This Too?

One Common Way Businesses Push People Off Their Websites — Are You Doing This Too?

One website mistake I see over and over is websites that open external pages in new tabs or windows. I get asked to do this repeatedly on new websites. But, it’s not a good practice and I’m going to tell you why. But, I don’t want people to leave my site! Yes, I can hear…

Best Times to Post on Social Media: Part 2

Best Times to Post on Social Media: Part 2

You may noticed I posted one of these a few posts back. But, this one has a little different take on the subject and also covers Pinterest and Google, as well as Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin. This is a fantastic graphic to see the best times to post on Social Media. If you get in…

How to Change the Colors of the Guides in InDesign

How to Change the Colors of the Guides in InDesign

Question Hey Lena, Do you know how to change the colors of these red guides in InDesign? I got a document that I have to work with but the red is driving me crazy. Mine are usually light blue. Its not under the Guides and Pasteboard options in preferences. Answer The guides you are talking…

Best Times to Post on Social Media: Part 1

Best Times to Post on Social Media: Part 1

For a little different take and a few more social media platforms, check out this post as well.

Keep WordPress Emails from Going into Gmail Spam

Keep WordPress Emails from Going into Gmail Spam

Question: All of our web forms are going to spam so we have to check spam all the time. Is there a way to fix this in Word Press or a Gmail issue? We switched to Google Apps. Answer: There are a few things you can do. I suggest you do all of them. Make…

Fix the feed on your Neat Scanner

Fix the feed on your Neat Scanner

This morning, I am Office MacGyver. I love my Neat Scanner. The only thing about my Neat that has bugged me is that checks don’t always feed in straight and don’t scan well. They sometimes need a second pass through the scanner if you didn’t get them in very straight. This morning I got a…

Get Help Now! Website Update

Get Help Now! Website Update

I’ve done a little updating to my site to make it easier for YOU to schedule MY time. Crazy right? I know. I live on the edge. I added a bright pink “Get Help Now!” button in the upper right so you can get to the things you need most often (like my phone number,…

Will your site be mobile friendly by April 21st?

Will your site be mobile friendly by April 21st?

Google is doing what? Google is updating their ranking system effective April 21st. If any website is not easy to view on a mobile device Google will drop that site in their search ranks. I’m scared! What does this mean? First, if you are paying attention, you might hear a lot of scary words like “penalize”…

Macintosh Mail Custom Email Signatures

Macintosh Mail Custom Email Signatures

Logo email signatures without attaching or embedding! This article will explain how to make a logo signature for your Macintosh if you are using Mountain Lion (10.8) or higher. If you are using 10.7 or lower or a PC, please go to this article that explains how. Reasons to do this It looks nice to…

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Interested in working with Lena? Check out some of her client testimonials below!

Even though my site has been up and running for nearly 6 months, Lena is still available for  adjustments and questions. She is always helpful and always fixes my problem in a timely and friendly manner.  My website works wonderfully, looks great, and my business is growing like crazy.

Natalie Boren

Lullabooks

Natalie Boren

Lena pesters the hell out you and forces you to test software on the weekend.

My Dad

Parenting

My Dad

Lena has a rare combination of reliable work habits and creative talent. With designers, you usually have to trade one for the other, but Lena allows me to please my clients with great work,  delivered on time. She has been an essential part of my own business success.

Patricia Ponder

Got Lucky Communications

Patricia Ponder