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How to Keep the Internet from Killing the Planet

Here at Spilled Milkshake Designs, we understand that part of our job is making your job easier. At the same time, modern websites have an amazing number of moving parts: even people who understand how complicated creating a web site is are surprised by how complicated creating a web site …


How to Design a User Experience

Exactly what IS a “user experience”? It seems obvious, but it recently seems as if the expression “user experience” (or UX) has gone from being a helpful goal for designers and programmers to little more than a buzz word thrown around during client meetings. It has, essentially, become a parody …


4 Key Benefits to Using Professional Graphic Design

The question I hear most often from business owners is this: Do I really need professional graphic design for my business? I would answer yes, of course: it’s what I do. But I can also give you examples of how professional graphic design can benefit you. And face it: if …

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Can a Mobile App Help Your Small Business Grow?

As a small business owner, you’re probably thinking: “I’m not a top-500 retailer. I don’t need a mobile app.” You might also be wrong on that point. Even for small businesses, maintaining a traditional web presence is not always enough to build a customer base that will keep coming back …


5 Overall Design Trends for 2018

Since we took a look at how mobile apps might be changing in 2018 (see my last post), I thought it might be good to look at some overall trends I see happening in design, and how those might develop throughout the new year. Designers have a love/hate relationship with …