10 Sensational Valentine’s Day Designs to Love

10 Sensational Valentine’s Day Designs to Love

Celebrate the day of love with these delightful designs. Valentine’s Day, the celebration of love. Ahhhhh! Every year, this holiday inspires designers and illustrators all over the world to pick up their best pencils, drawing tools and digital kit, and create...
Google’s Shrewd Penalties for Intrusive Interstitials

Google’s Shrewd Penalties for Intrusive Interstitials

Last year, Google began penalizing sites that were not mobile-friendly. As of January 10, 2017, Google has once again updated its algorithm to help increase mobile-friendly sites’ ranking. This time they are focusing on getting rid of intrusive interstitials. Why?...
7 Social Media Graphics That Will Blow Your Mind

7 Social Media Graphics That Will Blow Your Mind

Do you have any idea how massive the internet is today? Of course, you do … There are currently over a billion active websites online, with more than 300 million of them being blogs. Yes … that is a massive amount of content, however, we still haven’t even...
13 Powerful Logo Design Trends to Unlock in 2017

13 Powerful Logo Design Trends to Unlock in 2017

We demand a lot from logos. So to help you prepare for the new year, Logaster created the infographic below detailing their predictions for the most powerful logo design trends of 2017. They have to be simple, yet still convey the ethos of the brand in a way that...
Social Media Cheat Sheet for 2017 (Infographic)

Social Media Cheat Sheet for 2017 (Infographic)

My first encounter with social media was a long time ago. My first account wasn’t on Facebook or Twitter…it was on Myspace, and this was long before it became a music platform. When Facebook first showed up on the scene I laughed. This site will never take off, I...
Quit Social Media, It Can Destroy Your Career

Quit Social Media, It Can Destroy Your Career

Ah, a little post-Turkey Holiday Weekend shocker to clear your mind.  Yep, that’s what Somebody does … saves your !@#$%^&* career!  Look, we love social media for certain things … like posting our design work.  Sure, it can benefit you or your...
The Simplistic Story of the NBA Logo

The Simplistic Story of the NBA Logo

Everybody knows Somebody loves sports. While the National Basketball Association (NBA) is not even close to my favorite sport, how they got their current logo is a story worth repeating. It was 1969. The National Basketball Association was locked in a bitter battle...
Psychology of Color – Infographic

Psychology of Color – Infographic

Perhaps no choice is as vital to marketing as color. Whether you are selecting the color for a product or for your email marketing campaign, color has a tremendous impact on all of us. Subconsciously, we associate different colors with different things. This...
How to Quickly Get Your Site Indexed by Google

How to Quickly Get Your Site Indexed by Google

This article is part of an SEO series from WooRank. If it’s not already, organic search traffic needs to be a priority for your digital marketing plan. More than half of traffic on the Internet comes from search engines (it could be as high as 60%). Organic search...
7 Ways to Improve Your Webinars Immediately

7 Ways to Improve Your Webinars Immediately

Neil Patel is the co-founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar and KISSmetrics. He helps companies like Amazon, NBC, GM, HP and Viacom grow their revenue. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 online marketers, and...
2016 Browser Trends You Need To Know Now

2016 Browser Trends You Need To Know Now

To browser or not to browser, that is not the question … everyone uses one.  The question is which browser is being used.  Well, Somebody has found the answer and it’s a really cool blog tool. As we move into a new year, it’s time to check the latest...
Bad Design Caused the Miss Universe Fiasco

Bad Design Caused the Miss Universe Fiasco

By now you’ve probably heard about what happened at Miss Universe 2015. And, you may be thinking right now … Somebody is a little late to the “bashing party”, this is SO yesterday’s news.  Not so fast! Sometimes you have to just sit back, take...
Star Wars Is a Marketing Force Brands Should Study

Star Wars Is a Marketing Force Brands Should Study

The marketing force is strong with Disney as it prepares to unleash the first new Star Wars film in 10 years. Many analysts have predicted that The Force Awakens, which opens Dec. 18, will blast records, including the highest opening record of $208.8 million by this...
How to Build the Perfect Landing Page

A Landing Page is NOT a Home Page

As marketers strive to improve online lead generation, they are learning that directing traffic to customized landing pages instead of homepages results in more conversions. One of advertising’s most powerful online tools is the ability to segment customers and appeal...
How Advertising Makes Poor People Feel Rich

How Advertising Makes Poor People Feel Rich

Is there really psychology behind how advertising makes us buy? Can advertising lead those who live well below their means (more politically correct than “poor” … now I have made everyone happy!) feel rich beyond their wildest dreams? In...
Take a Deep Dive Into These 3 Iconic Logos

Take a Deep Dive Into These 3 Iconic Logos

Have you ever tried to create a brand’s visual identity from scratch? If you have, then you’re familiar with the feared blank canvas, the challenge of dealing with too many requirements, and the sense of accomplishment once the project is completed successfully....
Learn How to Create a Font from Scratch

Learn How to Create a Font from Scratch

Professional font design takes years to master, but this shouldn’t dissuade you from learning the process. Once you understand the steps needed to create a new font you may be surprised how easily they can be replicated. This guide is meant for hobbyists and...
Workplace Distractions and How to Avoid Them

Workplace Distractions and How to Avoid Them

A text here. A few emails there. Just 10 ( … or 30) minutes of surfing your favorite websites. Oh, everyone’s getting coffee? Wouldn’t want to miss out! These workplace distractions are familiar to all of us. But when you add up the time you spend...
The Only Skill EVERY Professional Needs

The Only Skill EVERY Professional Needs

Somebody believes in people … designers, clients, our friendly neighborhood Starbucks barista and anyone who “serves” the community.  So, this article (written by Jeff Haden) really struck a chord.  Here’s what Jeff had to say and Somebody...
Designers Guide to Creating Logo Files for Clients

Designers Guide to Creating Logo Files for Clients

Somebody is always trying to ensure education is a part of the daily grind. Sure, Everybody thinks they “know-it-all” but trust Nobody when it comes to that cliche. Anybody can take the time to pause in life and learn more. In living proof of the PAUSE, we...
A Very Simple Explanation of SEO (Infographic)

A Very Simple Explanation of SEO (Infographic)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is VERY complicated with over 200+ factors in it that determines what get ranked from Page title, URLs, Meta Description to Backlinks and more.  It is hard, it is complicated and NOT ONE PERSON knows the exact factors … except...
7 Incredible Typography Cheat Sheets & Infographics

7 Incredible Typography Cheat Sheets & Infographics

Cheat sheets and infographics come in handy when you need to do a task quickly or you need to refresh yourself about something. That spoken and out in the open, here are seven (7) of Somebody’s favorite typography cheat sheets and infographics. Look on the...
6 SEO Indicators of a Quality Website

6 SEO Indicators of a Quality Website

Last month Google released an update initially referred to as the “Phantom Update,” due to the fact that it was not acknowledged by Google for the first few weeks after its release. It took some time but Google did confirm it updated how it assesses content quality...
We Can’t Recall Logos We See Every Day

We Can’t Recall Logos We See Every Day

The research: UCLA professor Alan Castel and his colleagues asked more than 100 students to draw one of the most famous logos in the world from memory. Although many were Mac and iPhone users and most were reasonably confident they could accurately complete the task,...
Get More People to Read Your Emails

Get More People to Read Your Emails

Wouldn’t it be nice if your customers or clients read your emails you sent via newsletters or an email blast program? It would be amazing, right? Well, Somebody is here to help! There are dozens of reasons for emails to go unread. Your customers are super busy, and...
Visual Ecstasy, Inspirational Logo Designs

Visual Ecstasy, Inspirational Logo Designs

A well-crafted, visually appealing logo is one of the most important design elements on your website (and in your business) for several reasons. It’s the one aspect of a company’s commercial brand, or economic or academic entity, and its shapes, colors, fonts, and...
The 10 Commandments of Typography

The 10 Commandments of Typography

Do you need help with typography? Here is your holy grail of modern typography that will act as your ultimate guide to font selection … Combining and choosing fonts is an art. Fonts do not come easy, but once you pull off the right typeface, it can make your graphics...
Improve Your SEO Ranking in the Next 12 Hours

Improve Your SEO Ranking in the Next 12 Hours

A lot can be done in 12 hours or less. You can watch 24 reruns of Friends (yes, the math is correct … 30 minute episodes if you include commercials). You can listen to Pearl Jam’s Ten almost 15 times (did that album really come out in 1991?). Or you can...
Free Font Friday: 26 Typography Masterpieces

Free Font Friday: 26 Typography Masterpieces

Time for the first FREE FONT FRIDAY round-up! Scroll down for a slice of typography masterpieces. Here are 26 free fonts that look great on both web and print. Jaapokki Jaapokki is a beautiful and complete font face, perfectly readable and ready to be used in any...
Social Media Facts You Need to Know in 2015

Social Media Facts You Need to Know in 2015

Social media is starting to take off its short pants. It’s becoming all grown up. In fact, Facebook is now over 11 years old and heading towards platform puberty and is still the standout leader of the pack. Google with its Google+ platform (with a development cost of...
It’s a Pinterest World, Are You Pin or Out

It’s a Pinterest World, Are You Pin or Out

Pinning 5 years ago was a physical act. We pinned notes to the fridge, the corkboard or the planner nailed to the wall of the kitchen. Today it is a digital virtual activity as people pin images to a social network called “Pinterest”.  In the online world of social...
Over a Million B2B Sales Jobs To Dry Up by 2020

Over a Million B2B Sales Jobs To Dry Up by 2020

Somebody is attempting to WARN B2Bers that they may want to get REALLY GOOD at their sales jobs in the next few years or start looking for a new career. This trend can’t be ignored any longer.  Buyers are more informed and self-sufficient than ever before. They...
Inspirational Monogram Logo Designs

Inspirational Monogram Logo Designs

According to Wikipedia : A monogram is a motif made by overlapping or combining two or more letters or other graphemes to form one symbol. Monograms are often made by combining the initials of an individual or a company, used as recognizable symbols or logos. A series...
Do’s and Don’ts of Email Design

Do’s and Don’ts of Email Design

Lisa Furgison is a media maven with ten years of journalism experience and a passion for creating top-notch content. This blog is NO EXCEPTION. This first appeared on VerticalResponse. When it comes to email design, a lot of questions come up. How many colors should...