Posts tagged design
How to add and style a button in Squarespace - video tutorial

When you think of buttons, think beyond Benjamin Button and Brad Pitt's adventures in ageing. 

Instead, let's talk about buttons in web design/development and how they are one of my favourite Squarespace features!

I use buttons on every single website I build and design for my clients. I love when buttons are styled with a pop of colour and stand alone without surrounding clutter because then they are much more likely to be clicked. Whether we use them on web pages or within a blog post, buttons are a wonderful way to highlight a call-to-action (CTA) that you want people to take.

Once you decide to add a button to your Squarespace website, don't forget to style it so that it matches your site's branding and aesthetic!

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Favicons: how to create one in Canva and upload it to your Squarespace website - video tutorial

f you're anything like me, you dream about laser focus and working on one task at a time. However, if truth be told, you're a multi-tasker.

In my case, this shows itself all the time when I'm browsing the internet or doing work online. Take a quick look at my browser and at any given time I'll have at least half a dozen (if not more!) browser tabs open. It's a cluttered mess and it can be hard to keep track of all the websites I have open.

Here's where favicons come into play. Favicons are the small icon on each browser tab associated with a website and they're one of the quickest ways to tell websites apart when you have many tabs open. They're a way to fully distinguish and brand your website and they are a design element that should not be overlooked.

Not only are they super cute and useful, they're also incredibly easy to create and upload to your website!

I've created a short video tutorial to go along with this post to show you how easy it is to create a favicon using Canva and then how to upload it to your Squarespace website.

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A guide to the best free stock photography on the internet

One of the most important parts of any website is the visuals.

As the saying goes, "a picture says a thousand words" and this is especially true when it comes to presenting your business online. 

A good website will have smart web copy (i.e., text) but just as importantly, it will also include high-quality photography.

For many people who are starting out on their digital journey, they understand the need to include photography and images on their website but they are totally clueless on where to get those photos.

"Do I have to hire a photographer?" and "I suck at taking photos on my iPhone and I don't have a fancy camera" are things I hear every day as a web designer.

Fear not, my friend, let me introduce you to the world of stock photography. With a simple click of a button, you have access to literally thousands (millions?) of FREE high-quality, high resolution photos that you can use on your website, no strings attached.

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