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Our website and logo design process

We work for YOU

Our Website and Logo Design Process is very personal; tailored to you, your business and the message that you want to convey.

Each font, color theme, image, word, etc., is taken into serious consideration and worked until it is a perfect fit for you and your message.

We work closely and tirelessly, until we have a perfect fit. Then we stay with you, and keep your site safe and updated on a regular basis, with check-ins, updates and regular meetings.

Check out the samples of new and old websites that we have loved working on – from photoshop to code to live on the internet.

We guide, educate and work with you every step of the way. We celebrate and present who you are and what you want to convey.

Call today for a free consultation.

 

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… coming soon: Psychology of Color

Somewhere an artist’s pixels are crying …

… you study design and art all of your life.
You go to art school and learn about 
     color theory
            typography
                  font matching
balance
     the need for the eye to rest on white space
             contrast  ….

And you take all of that expertise into your work and design a kick-ass website, only to hand it over and watch all of the fine details you nurtured and brought to life slowly disappear in the CMS website that anyone can log into and change once you have finished your build.

Respect your website designer

Why is Google forcing SSL certificates?

What is an SSL Certificate?

Have you ever noticed how sometimes websites start with “http://” and then sometimes they start with “https://” and have a green padlock nearby? If you have, you’ve seen the end result of an SSL certificate. But what you haven’t seen is what goes on behind the scenes.

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. Essentially, SSL establishes an encrypted link between your web server and your visitor’s web browser. This ensures that all data passed between the two remains private and secure.

With an unsecured HTTP connection, third-parties can snoop on any traffic passing between your reader’s browser and your web server. Obviously, this is a huge issue if you’re passing sensitive information like credit card numbers.

But now, many entities, including Google, are pushing to use secure HTTPS connections for all traffic, even things you might think are plain and simple websites.

Why Do You Need an SSL Certificate?

In the past, the only time an average webmaster needed to care about SSL was eCommerce. But that all changed in late 2014 when Google announced SSL was going to be rolled out as a ranking factor.

That’s right, sites that use SSL certificates get a boost in the SERPs. It might not be a huge boost, but I think you’ll agree that any boost in search rankings is a good one.

But now Google is going even further. Starting back in January 2017, Google began to mark “HTTP pages that collect passwords or credit cards as non-secure.” That means your website page will be marked as non-secure if you’re not using HTTPS.

Today, in 2018, credit card or not, password or not, Google will mark your website as “not secure” if you fail to have an SSL certificate.

So, in addition to offering a benefit to your readers by securing their connection, you also have both a Google-provided motivator to use an SSL certificate for your WordPress site.

Some hosting companies offer the SSL certificate for free and others charge a yearly call. Contact Lois Reed Designs today if you want help securing your website with SSL.

Interested In Working With Lois Reed Designs?

“New” Website, rebuilt for ever changing technologies

Colleen Hintz is a force of creativity!

I immediately  fell in love with her work, and knew that I wanted to create sliding banners for each page, as well as use her vestments as a background for the body.

The Fruit of the Vine website was originally built in static HTML/CSS with Flash galleries.  I recently customized a wordpress theme for her, to match her old site, but work on touch tecnology and responsive screens. Enter and enjoy!
Each piece is an amazing work of art!

The DIVI Line

Hide the DIVI line

The Divi line that you dread, and can’t remove

I found the css code to remove the DIVI header line once and for all. Add this to your style.css:

@media all and (min-width: 981px) {
.et_fixed_nav.et_show_nav.et_secondary_nav_enabled.et_header_style_centered #page-container {padding-top: 186px !important;}
}

Wala, line gone.

WordPress Plug In Updates

Most users of WordPress are accustomed to seeing a number next to the plugin tab telling them to update one of their plugins, but do you know why it is important to keep your plugin versions up to date? (more…)