Graphic Design

December 2, 2009

Ten Tell Tale Signs your Site is Sick

How do you know when it’s time to build a new website?  Most people wait until their current site stops working, but to me it’s like waiting for the engine on your car to seize before getting an oil change, or waiting to get really sick before going to a doctor.  Because we understand the need for a car and […]
August 24, 2009

Client Profile – Leo Sawicki

Last week we completed a project for Leo Sawicki, Author and Life Management Consultant.  Leo has worked both as a children’s author, publishing books such as Anytime and Anywhere Stories; and working in business and community development with aboriginal communities and institutions across Canada. The scope of the project was to create a web site for Leo that would be […]
August 11, 2009

Google Image Search is not a Repository – Where to Find Rights Free Images

It’s not all business all the time.  It’s mostly business around here at Hosting Nation but when you’ve been at it all day, sometimes you need to unwind with something light and funny. The sites I browse when I’m kicking back and defragging range in theme and content though most of them are funny in one way or another.  Humour […]
July 14, 2009

How Not to Build and Market Your Website

Yep, that’s right – I said how NOT to build your website.  You’ve probably all read dozens of posts, articles, columns and even other blogs on what you should do to sign and market your site on the web. Well, on webpagesthatsuck.com I found a striking example of a site that’s doing essentially everything wrong.  Wrong navigation, wrong design and […]
July 13, 2009

Best of the Web, July 2009

I spend a lot of time not just working on our own websites and projects, but also looking at what the current trends are in design, development, programming and marketing.  There’s a definite rift between what has buzz, what the early adopters have grokked on to and what has actually made the effective transition to popular usage and while I […]
July 10, 2009

Becoming a Professional Freelance Designer

So you want to be a freelance designer?  Why wouldn’t you.  As a freelancer you get all the glory.  You set your own hours and your own rates.  There’s finally light at the end of the tunnel, and the light is so very bright. To be a freelancer is to sleep til 10am, to work til 2pm and spend lazy […]
November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween from Hosting Nation

Surfing the web is especially fun this time of year.  Halloween is my favorite fall holiday (over and above the Thanksgiving Turkeys and the November Remembrances). For me, and I imagine for many of us, Halloween is the last hurrah before jumping head first into the commercial cacophony of the Christmas Holidays.  It’s also a time where you get to […]