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WordPress 101: Updating or Making a Post

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Making Your First Post So you’ve got your WordPress site all set up and you’re ready to start developing content. Luckily with WordPress this is easy!  Just log into your site and go to the tab marked “Posts” on the left hand side of the Dashboard. Click the button that says “Add New” at the…

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What You See Isn’t Always What You Get

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WYSIWYG There are a number of options for people to build their own websites. They are called WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors. These programs not only bloat your website with pages of unnecessary code, they often come out lacking on the design side. First let me state that I’ve worked with numerous…

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3 Of The Best Sites For Free Stock Images

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If you’re like me you may find yourself constantly searching for high quality stock images for your website. When writing a blog you want to have great looking photos for all of your posts! The problem is, when you search for Free Stock Images on google, you seem to get mostly images from sites that aren’t actually free. A…

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WordPress 101: What is WordPress?

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Here at Graphics Westchester we build beautiful websites on the WordPress CMS. You may be wondering, what is WordPress and why choose it over the multitude of website building software available? There isn’t a single answer to this question but this article will introduce you to the many benefits that WordPress offers! The Age of…

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10 Steps to Launching a Small Business

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So, you’ve decided to start your own small business? Congratulations!!! The first few months of opening a new business is an exciting yet stressful time. You will work harder than you’ve ever worked before, but the rewards of your work will be well worth it! I created following list when Dan and I started Graphics…

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Type Through Time: Gill Sans

Gill Sans

Today we will learn about Gill Sans! It is an extremely popular typeface, originally designed by Eric Gill in the early 1900’s. It was heavily influenced by Edward Johnson’s Johnson Sans. Johnson Sans was designed to be used for the London Underground in all of their print including their iconic signs. Eric Gill was Johnson’s apprentice during the development…

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The Mass Move to Flat Design and Beyond

Skeuomorphism. It’s big scary word, that’s probably why companies have been running from it like its an axe-wielding murderer.  So what does it mean? Skeuomorphism is defined in the dictionary as an object or feature that imitates the design of a similar artifact made from another material. This is a very old design term. It can…

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Vermilion: A Colorful History

Vermilion, a dense red pigment, has a history as rich and varied as it’s hues. Derived from the mineral cinnabar, vermilion can take on a range of warm hues from bright orange-red to bluish-red dependent on the size of the ground cinnabar particles.  Cinnabar is a mercury sulfide compound which, like most mercury compounds, is toxic….

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