Three sources for your small business blog

Robert LaneBusiness Tips

I’ve mentioned in the past the importance of a small business blog as one part of a web properties triple threat. In fact, 57% of businesses have acquired a customer through their company blog. Blogging is also a good idea because it … Read More

Consider backing the India Film Project

Robert LaneGeneral

I have been friends with Daniel and his solid church marketing design team for a few years. I appreciate their dedication to excellence and the generosity they have shown to me. They have endeavored to create a film for showing the needy … Read More

Blurred image background effect in Photoshop

Robert LaneTutorial

I’ve seen this large background/blurred image effect on several sites. It’s a good look! When done right it’s very sharp. Some might even consider this background effect a nice website design trend. I am working on two websites where I might use … Read More

Twitter tips for small business

Robert LaneBusiness Tips, Resources

A few weeks ago I put together a post about necessities for small business and their online presence. This is a follow-up post about my emphasis on using Twitter for your small business. Twitter is great for networking as a small business … Read More

Don’t be afraid to take out the trash

Robert LaneBusiness Tips, General

As a graphic designer and business owner I have produced more than my fair share of trash. Graphic design stuff that I thought was decent, but eventually realized it possessed little value. Business decisions that once held promise, ultimately became sour. Yet … Read More

Print safe colors and CMYK values

Robert LanePrinting

print safe colors and cmyk values

I bring you this list of print safe colors for achieving predictable color results from the CMYK values you choose. I have worked and designed advertising for newspapers heavily now for the past several years. Newsprint is not very bright. Soy based … Read More