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What is a wireframe?

Wireframes are the simple layouts we make just after determining the sitemap, but prior to creating the full color web page designs. They're kind of like a sketch, but with more thought and purpose put into them. Here's how they fit into our website design process. Inventory and Hierarchy The wireframe serves two purposes. 1) It is a visual inventory of what belongs on that page. 2) It allows you to arrange the content i… read more

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Create a Custom Pumpkin Carving Template

Searching for pumpkin carving templates online will yield great results. But you can create a template from any photo you want. It works best starting with a high-contrast photo. See the steps below! Step 1: Find a photo and bring it into Photoshop. I added a little space on top to add the top of her head later. Step 2: Boost the contrast by adjusting the levels. Notice how close the triangles are in the middle of the … read more

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Artists Are Awesome

After seeing the Inktober sketches some of my friends are doing, I thought I'd highlight a few awesome artists I've known over the years. Jake Rainis — Jake worked at Metropolis for three years. Not only is he a talented graphic designer, he's an amazing website developer as well. His artistic ability goes well beyond his amazing self-taught calligraphic skills. He is also a musician who composes and performs his own st… read more

SnapSuites Customer Spotlight
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Client Spotlight: SnapSuites

Roxana Chiu, Co-Founder of SnapSuites We recently sat down with Roxana Chiu, co-founder of SnapSuites to discuss the whys and hows of launching a new business. Not surprisingly, we share the same core values. How would you design the perfect office space? Roxana and Bettina have the answer! They are the co-founders of SnapSuites — a membership-based office center located on Boylston Street in Boston's Back Bay. They o… read more

Does your website need a redesign?
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Does your website need a redesign?

The lifespan of a website depends on several factors. Technology is constantly improving, user interfaces go in and out of style, and your business changes. Here are three options to consider when evaluating your current website design. Option 1: Just update the content This is a great first-step approach to any website redesign. You can start with our website audit worksheet to identify areas that need improvement. Update y… read more