July 23rd, 2014
Q: I have a WordPress website, but it’s old and needs a new look. Do I have to start over?
A: This is the beauty of WordPress sites. At Monkey C Media, we can give your site a facelift at any time and you won’t lose any content. Here’s how it works: Your site has a theme with style sheets that dictates how the site looks. We can create and apply a new theme and new style sheets so your site is brand new to your audience, but has the same content and works the same for you. We can also turn a regular html site into a WordPress site. With WordPress, getting a new look is much like redecorating your house. We can recover the furniture and hang new curtains, or we can totally refurbish with new floors, baseboards, a fresh coat of paint and new furniture—but, we never have to rebuild the house.
June 11th, 2014
I’ve always advocated the use of images to break up text on the screen and draw attention to your words. After all, a picture’s worth a 1,000 words right? Well yes, but, here’s an interesting thought. What if everyone is using the same photo? What then?
Since I opened my design house (Monkey C Media) in 2004, I’ve become acutely aware of how common stock images are worldwide. There are quite a few popular and inexpensive places to buy royalty free stock photography and images online. It’s a great tool for finding just the right image to place on your postcard, website, in blog posts, and even on your book cover. Unfortunately, the secret is out. Read the rest of this entry »
June 4th, 2014
Word to the Wise: Don’t lose your URL. Many people are tempted to purchase a URL (domain name, like www.JenifferThompson.com for example) for five years or more so they don’t have to think about it again. Well guess what—you do want to think about it. I can’t tell you how many calls I’ve received from someone whose website went down because they let a URL expire. What’s worse is that most of those people had no idea where they purchased the URL or how to get it back. Read the rest of this entry »
May 14th, 2014
Never underestimate the power of a simple palette. Keep it simple—avoid using too many colors. Avoid clutter. The eye is like a muscle, if you overuse it, well, it gets tired. If you overwhelm your readers with too many colors, they may lose interest without even knowing why. Read the rest of this entry »