No doubt you’ve landed on a few web pages that hurt your eyes and make you wonder, “What in the world are they thinking?” Many of these bad web designs are sites for small businesses trying to attract your attention. And they fail. Don’t be one of them. Here are a few of the worst
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Steve Case is well known as the man who grew America Online from an online services company, linking gamers using Commodore 64 computers into one of the foremost Internet media companies in the world, culminating with its acquisition of TimeWarner. The company pioneered social media, launching services like instant messaging and chat rooms, and was the
We’ve written before about how to add your logo to the signature in both Gmail and Apple Mail. Today we tackle adding your logo to the biggest email program of all—Microsoft Outlook. It’s easy to do and helps keep your company’s name in front of your customers. Adding a Logo to Your Outlook Signature 1.
Two weeks ago we shared ten quotes from logo design guru Saul Bass. This week we turn to another well-known branding legend for inspiration—Walter Landor. Like many other small business owners, Mr. Landor and his wife launched their design business from the living room table in their small San Francisco apartment. Landor’s passion for great
Every once in a while we get an email from an upset customer saying something along the lines of: “You guys are jerks. Nothing about your service is free.” Well, that’s just not true. And we wish these upset customers would include their contact information so we can let them know there is an option
[Updated February 19, 2019] Over the past few years, we’ve given a lot of advice about creating a logo design. We’ve provided insight on design best practices, as well as design mistakes to avoid. Here are a few more tips to keep in mind as you create the most important part of your company’s identity. Things
Although you certainly recognize many of the logos he designed, you may not recognize the name behind the icons. Saul Bass holds a prominent place among the logo designers of his generation, thanks to the logos he created for Bell System, United Airlines, PanAm, the Girl Scouts, Kleenex, and more. He is also well known
We’re taking a couple of days off for the Thanksgiving weekend. So instead of our regular Logo Design News which we post nearly every Friday, here’s a round up of links from around the web that we recommend for small business owners: Entrepreneur Breakdowns and Breakthroughs Key Idea (actually there are lots of great ideas
“No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” —Author Unknown With the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow, we’ve been thinking a bit about gratitude and its place in small businesses. One of the great advantages that small businesses have over enormous, faceless
Every once in a while, we get a request from a customer to add their logo to their email signature. This is a great way to “brand” your email communications with your customers, and to help them get familiar with the look and feel of your brand identity. A few months ago, we tackled adding