2508design, Pantone Colors 2016

Spring Into These Colors…

Spring 2016 color trends are influenced by both urban and rich vegetation. Follow the spring trend, and don’t be afraid to mix a bit of a bold statement with reflective measures.  Where will you travel with your colors?   “Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express

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A good plan violently executed now …

… is better than a perfect plan executed next week. George S. Patton So true, Patton. So true. No matter the situation,the market, or the period of time, just starting a plan today is better than where you were yesterday. In today’s fast-paced environment, planning your sales and marketing strategy is key. Plan something. Start

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PANTONE® Color of the Year is a Great Color for the Fall

  from Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute® MARSALA PANTONE 18-1438 “Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth.”  

I am so guilty

… guilty of too many exclamation points! Yes, I am one of those people. But is it truly wrong?!? Wrong to be so excited about what you are writing, creating, inventing. An infraction to love what you do; to be passionate about your creation. I am sorry it is so hated, but I won’t stop! Without exclamation

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Making Your Post Hit the Top!

Want to hit the top of the charts? Follow these guidelines: 1. Make Them Dig It! Before you post any content, you first have to find a community that’ll dig it. Look at what’s being shared there. Does it look like your content? Does it feel like your content? If so, you’ve find fertile ground.

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Kindle vs Apple: Who will write the book on ebooks?

We are working with a client to develop an animated children’s book and I wanted to share what we found about publishing an ebook and how that technology is developing. If you haven’t been keeping score, Amazon and its platform has around 50-60% of the market share, Barnes and Noble and its Nook, around 25%,

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Why You Should Use WordPress for Your Website.

WordPress is as ‘an open source blog tool and publishing platform powered by PHP and MySQL‘. WordPress isn’t just for blogging anymore. With our help we can get your business up and running with a custom or templated wordpress theme in a matter of days. WordPress can be updated by the user once it is set up and

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Key Words and SEO

Developing Your Keyword Campaign We build SEO into all our web design!  With the new announcement that you must have an ‘adwords’ account with Google in order to use their Key Word Tool, Blumenthal’s Catgory Tool and Local Marketing Souces Keyword Research Tool are more important than ever. When developing a ‘local’ keyword campaign we

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Trouble Shooting a Word Press Blog

Updating Your Word Press Blog! Has WordPress delivered a new version? Do you see that little yellow bar at the top of your WordPress Dashboard? Step One: BACKUP UP! Not all plugin and/or themes will be compatible with the new WordPress Version every time. It is rare but it has happened that with the installation

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WordPress Security Issues: Do Not Use: ADMIN or ADMINISTRATOR

Attention, WordPress users: If you have a WordPress username set to “admin,” change it immediately. Thousands of WordPress sites with an administrator username set to “admin” or “Admin” had been were compromised through a large scale brute force attack. Sites with the login of “admin” or “Admin” or “Administrator” had a backdoor installed that provides

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Blogging & SEO Yoast

It is fundamental that blogs drive traffic to your website!  Provide value to your community and your community will return. Blogging and SEO Yoast Plugin on Your WordPress Site As an SEO guide for your blogging we have included SEO Yoast. This program is designed to guide you in terms of blogging for maximum SEO

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Tell Me More about the Camintel Penguin!

The Camintel Penguin is so COOL! We love the Camintel Penguin.  He is adorable. Camintel’s new “Touch 2 Like” program just got an adorable upgrade with the Camintel Penguin!  You can feel the South Pole Chill, coming through, but you still want to hug the adorable little guy. Tyler floated him out onto an ice

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Plano Texas Dental Community Web Sites

Serving the dental community has been our pleasure!  We understand the professional needs of Plano, Texas.  Plano is a suburb just north of Dallas, Texas, rich in diversity and supported by a professional community of healthcare providers, businesses and retail. 2508Design has provided services to virtually every professional niche in Plano, Texas. We are proud

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Your Image – Our Focus

Print Design Print matters!  It matters more than ever.  Our experience reflects the fact that when a Company goes with print today they want stand out design! Fonts are our specialty.  Fonts, spacing, color, and white space define the look at feel of your print products.  We listen to your goal, evaluate your demographic and

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Allen, Texas – Web Design

Allen, Texas is located north, of the northern most suburb of Dallas! It’s about as far as you can go north and still call yourself part of the DFW Metro-plex! We do call ourselves part of the DFW metro-plex and we are going strong.  We serve the DFW area while reaching a national scope as

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Real Estate Web Sites

Showcase Your Real Estate with a 2508Design Website! With a staff of photographers who are also graphic artists and web designers, we understand how to showcase your real estate project.  Let us put your best foot forward with cutting edge design wrapped in appealing graphics that let your project grab the buyers attention. It’s what

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Plano Texas Menu Creations

Need a menu with flair? That’s our specialty.  We prepare one of a kind menus for the Plano, Texas, restaurants.  Whether you need a seasonal focus for your fall focus or your spring greens are popping fresh!  That’s what we do — with graphic designers that insert as much creativity into their work as our

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Frisco Texas Web Design

Frisco, Texas, is located just north of the DFW metroplex. Frisco Lake is named for the railroad which created the foundation for the when it was a part of the St. Lous to San Francisco Railroad, shortened to “Frisco.”  The track was originally layed in 1869, though the name was not officially changed for the

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How To Post a Blog in Word Press

Thank you for choosing 2508Design to create your new WordPress Website. We have designed these tutorials to help you begin your blogging journey. Click on the image to enhance the size. WordPress blogs are easy to use. The “Publish” and “Update” feature allows you to publish now or later. You may time the date, hour

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Word Press New User Access Level

  Administrator An administrator has full and complete ownership of a blog, and can do absolutely everything. This person has complete power over posts/pages, comments, settings, theme choice, import, users – the whole shebang. Nothing is off-limits, including deleting the entire blog. Only one administrator per blog is recommended! As an Administrator of a blog,

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How To Add a New User or Change Your PW in Word Press

2508Designs delivers your Word Press site with a User Name and Password.  You may want to change your Password or add new users. When adding new Users be certain that you provide them with the level of privilege that you intend for them to have.  A subscriber will have only very limited privileges.  An administrator

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Word Press Posting Tutorial!

Updating Your Word Press Posts! Everyone loves Word Press for many reasons.  Chief on the list is the ability to post. Log In! Type in the name of your blog: http://YOUR-SITE-NAME/wp-login.php After the name of your blog place a back-slash and /wp-login.php /wp-login.php   Publish! Click the WordPress Icon in the upper left hand corner

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Modify a Page in WordPress

How to Change a Page in WordPress Modification of a page in WordPress has much in common with modifications of a post.  However, it is important to remember and Page is NOT a Post! TinyMCE Advanced works like most wordprocessors.  If you use Gmail’s processor you can certainly use TinyMCE! Inserting a table into your

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Going Local! In Search Engine Land.

Plano Frisco Web Designers and Logo Creators Washington Youth Rugby  (http://washingtonyouthrugby.org)  Great Example of community outreach and our work. Participate In Your Community and Share! There was a time when shop owners dreamed of ‘going national.’  The trend is now to ‘go local.’  That where 2508Design excels, particularly in our own backyard! We KNOW LOCAL

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Google News – Mobile Configuration Matters: Officially

Plano and Frisco Web Designers It’s official.  Google has said pages with bad mobile features will not rank as well. It’s important that your webdesign is mobile feature sensitive. Google has announced that it is implementing search ranking changes which will detect common mistakes webmasters make with their mobile configurations and auto-correct them in the

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Content Marketing? Of Course It Matters — But there are other factors that matter, too!

Allegedly the current Google algorithm has 200+ points, admittedly not all of the same weight. At 2508 Design we are focused on building your site for SEO value in addition to the content creation vehicle. We are focused on internal linking. We pay close attention to your anchor text both externally and internally. Where triangulation

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Announce Your New Website with a Press Release

The Art of the Press Release and Web Design Frisco and Plano Logo and Web Design Memorable, high quality logos make a difference.  Often clients do not realize the multi-functional capacity of a logo we design. Each of the major press release companies and most web directories provide the option of uploading your logo.  Your

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The Importance of a Slider in Web Design

Frisco and Plano Logo and Web Design There are times when the web design is best minimal and the clients work takes center stage. At 2508Design we applaud Frank Harmon Architect web site design as an example of a minimalist design representing a strong web presence supported by a super slider! Marc Jacobs does a

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Slide Share – Web Design and Web Content

Great Logos – Fabulous Graphics – Cutting Edge Website Design Frisco and Plano, Texas You’ve got that website in place!  We’ve done a great job meeting and exceeding your expectations.  What next?  GET FOUND! Remember that great slide show presentation you gave?  Put it online!  Recycle it, share the content.  Give and receive!  Not every

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Plano Web Designers and the Fly Wheel Approach!

Great Plano Web Design and Frisco Logo Design – Getting Found in Google Getting found in search (Google) relies upon your rankings in domain authority, elevating your page authority, enhancing links and getting traffic. These successes do not come overnight.  Long term, perseverance and commitment to your goal are the crucial keys to success. Great

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Frisco Logo Designers!

Great Graphics Matter!  Our logo design team is incredibly gifted! Exhibit “A”below: Being incredible graphic designers and logo designers is important to us, but admittedly, if we cannot be found through search engines, who will ever know? At 2508Designs our logos are found on the websites we design which also goes hand in hand with

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Plano Web Designers – How Important is Google Local?

Plano Web Designers – Does Google Local Matter? This is a top question our clients ask.  In short, yes!  Google Local Matters! As a local web design company 2508Design is uniquely knowledgeable regarding county and state registration entities and local government aggregators of information for our clients.  We are careful to be certain our web

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