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Marketing Mistakes to Avoid as an eCommerce Business

Marketing Mistakes to Avoid as an eCommerce Business Marketing your business can be tough, especially if you are trying to sell
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The Evolution of Graphic Design!

Evolution of Graphic Design In today’s world, it becomes hard to imagine life without technology. Just think about research, communication
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Design Cache Entrepreneurial Spirit Award

Congratulations to Stephanie Marshall who was awarded the Design Cache Entrepreneurial Spirit Award at Lebanon Valley College during Inquiry 2017! Design
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It’s a Process, Website Design

Recently, I had someone ask me about the process I went through to build a website. I thought this information
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How to Charge for Website Designs (a Review)

As the owner of Design Cache, I was asked the following question and thought it would be beneficial to share:
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Website Critique for Gift Idea HQ

Website Critique As the owner of Design Cache, I was asked to provide feedback for the website http://www.giftideahq.com. It was an
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Designing Under Pressure

Working as a graphic designer, I have learned the many stereotypes assigned to graphic designers. Many people think that to
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The Power of Websites

Websites are one of the most importance advertisement pieces a business can have. Not only does a website share information
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It’s a Process, Website Design December 18, 2016

Recently, I had someone ask me about the process I went through to build a website. I thought this information would be helpful to share on the Design Cache blog! A Long Process Building a website is a long process. The nice thing about building a website is that you can make it as complicated as you would like. Because I suggest that my clients use the WordPress platform, I will answer your question in this regard. Wireframe First and…

Coding Programs for Website Design December 22, 2015

Have you ever built a website? Well, if you have, you know that finding the right program to use can be challenging. Below are some of the most popular coding programs I have used. Hopefully, after reading this post, you will be able to decide which program is best for you. Coding Programs: Adobe Dreamweaver – Dreamweaver is a program that comes with the Adobe Creative Cloud software. Many people who have already purchased Creative Cloud will use Dreamweaver to…

Difference: WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org December 21, 2015

What’s the difference? Should you start a WordPress.com website or a WordPress.org website? Many people ask, what’s the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org? Being a web designer, I have used both WordPress.com and WordPress.org, and there are definitely advantages and disadvantages of each, for they are both two very different website building platforms. Below, I will cover some of the main differences that I find important to know about the two different platforms. Let’s start off by talking about WordPress.com….

Favorite WordPress Plugins November 24, 2015

WordPress Plugins to the Rescue WordPress plugins are pre-structured code made by developers for people to use on their WordPress website. Plugins help your website go to the next level, whether this be increasing your SEO rank, to making your website look more aesthetically pleasing, or to incorporate social media buttons into your site. WordPress plugins are a great way to enhance your website and make it more usable. WordPress has a ton of plugins that can help you add…

What Content Equals Good Content November 22, 2015

Good Content Types With the increasing “smartness” of computers, there is an endless amount of good content types that can be posted on your website. However, which ones are the most effective and how should they be used? Below I examine a few different forms of content that may help make your website more interesting and appealing. Videos: This is by far my favorite form of content. Many people would agree. Videos allow the audience to see into the lives…

What I Did to Get My Site Listed First On Google November 20, 2015

Why Am I Not Listed? Have you spent days, weeks, months, or even years trying to get your site listed/indexed by Google? Maybe your site is listed on Google, but you can’t quite get it onto the first page. Well, I am here to help. I ran into a similar problem when I got started with website design. I spent hours and hours sitting by my computer searching my site to see if Google had increased my page rank. Finally, my…

Blog Basics November 17, 2015

Starting Your Own Blog Have you ever thought about creating your own blog? Maybe you wanted to create a website that has a blog about cooking? Or maybe your site has a blog about your past hiking trips? Creating content for blogs can be difficult, however, if you write about something that you love, you will most likely have plenty to write and share. So let’s talk about what makes a good blog. A good blog not only uses a…

The Social Media Answer: Hootsuite November 10, 2015

Hootsuite – your latest social media answer to saving you time. I was recently introduced to Hootsuite, a platform that allows you to post on numerous social media sites at the same time, which I also believe to be the social media answer to creating easy updates. The free version allows you to monitor three different social media sites simultaneously. This program can save you so much time – you no longer need to sign in to each account individually. Just sign…

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