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Stephanie Hamilton runs a small branding and web design studio where she helps clients market their company online. Visit By Stephanie and let's collaborate to tell your brand's story. Visit the blog for more helpful design and business resources.

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20 Websites Using Mascots to Differentiate Themselves From the Competition


Mascots are becoming more and more popular in modern web design. What was once a tradition for sport competitions, a mascot can strengthen the sense of attachment or belonging to a product or service. They can also elicit an emotional response from the viewer, which in turn fosters positive feelings. A mascot is one avenue […]

What You Can Learn From 15 Product Based Startup Websites


Startups by default need to put a lot of care and attention into their websites to attract interest from both potential customers and investors. They need to quickly answer the question, “What’s in it for me?” so making a positive first impression is paramount. For a startup, your product is heavily tied to your website! […]

20 Example Travel Websites That Will Get You Moving


Pack your bags.  We are going on vacation. A well designed travel website will activate the travel bug with vivid imagery and exciting, descriptive copy.  And, it will give the would be traveler all the information they need to arrange their travel plans. What Should a Travel Website Include? To make a visitor’s travel planning […]

How To Code An Email Newsletter in 6 Simple Steps


In this tutorial I’ll walk you through the steps necessary in coding a functioning email in HTML that displays well in most email software.

20 Amped Up Musician Websites That Keep Fans Engaged


Many musicians put their soul into their music, and it’s only appropriate that this energy be carried over to their website. While this is an artists chance to put their best foot forward and get viewers interested in their music, they should tread lightly when it comes to flash-based websites, splash pages, and music that […]

20 Hard-Hitting Startup Websites That Get Visitors To Take Action


The viral nature of the web makes it an excellent breeding ground for interesting startups. If you have a cool idea, the web can help you spread it.  That is, if you can communicate that cool idea. A startup website has fewer seconds to make an impression than the site of an established brand.  It’s […]

20 Inviting Examples Of Hotel Website Design


Hotel website design can be tricky business.  A hotel’s core job is to give its guests a sense of comfort in an inviting atmosphere. This feeling should be extended onto the website design for the hotel as well, garnering the customer’s interest while providing an accessible experience that allows those who never booked with them […]

How To Design an Email Newsletter Template in 7 Simple Steps


Email newsletters are more important than ever. If you want to reach potential and existing customers, they’re a great way to spread the word about upcoming projects, company news, and other business-related information to a large audience. In this tutorial I’ll walk you through how to create your own email newsletter template in Photoshop, taking […]

[Tutorial] Design a Professional Portfolio Website Using Photoshop and 960 Grid System – Part 2


This is the second part of a two-part tutorial on building a portfolio website using Photoshop and the 960 Grid system. Part 1 is located here We are well on our way to completing our portfolio website design. Here is a preview of the finished product: Let’s pick up where we left off with the […]