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Shane Gramling is a husband and father of three, web & print communications design expert, worship leader, photographer, cyclist, and flintoid

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Anything right-brained be it general thought, design, art or development related.

Domain Name Danger, Part 2: Ownership (2 of 4)

by Shane Gramling on January 31, 2013

Registering a domain name is a simple and easy process, BUT there are a number of dangers involved with it. In this series of videos I’ll shine some light these dangers to help keep you better informed. Always make sure YOU handle domain name ownership and registration. Do not transfer ownership to any designer or [...]

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Domain Name Danger, Part 1: Privacy (1 of 4)

by Shane Gramling on January 30, 2013

Registering a domain name is a simple and easy process, BUT there are a number of dangers involved with it. In this series of videos I’ll shine some light these dangers to help keep you better informed. Always select the additional option to have your personal information protected when registering a domain name. Today I [...]

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Nasty Facebook Cover Photos – NO MORE

by Shane Gramling on January 24, 2013

As a brand, your cover photo is the most important image on Facebook. The problem with placing an image in the “cover” space is that Facebook compresses your image greatly, but I’ve got a solution that will give you a clean, sharp cover photo. The size of the space displayed on Facebook is 850 x [...]

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Less Is More < What Matters

by Shane Gramling on January 4, 2013

Okay, maybe the title is crummy. But when attempting to keep it simple, when does less, become not enough, exactly? Where do you draw that line? I’m working on a marketing piece this morning for a company in NYC who’s throwing an event to celebrate a new partnership. At the last minute my client realized [...]

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Web Projects Are Highly Interdependent

by Shane Gramling on January 4, 2013

A lot of people think they can hire a web designer, and that choice alone will get them a website. What those people usually end up with is a big, pretty, interactive…..empty container. Unfortunately, much like many multi-phase projects, hiring someone to design and build the site is only part of the puzzle. Completing a [...]

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Thinking Ahead

by Shane Gramling on January 2, 2013

Last night my wife and I caught a snippet of the news where they were interviewing random Flintoids about new years resolutions. Most people stated that they weren’t making any resolutions because they never kept them (fear of losing?), but one of the responses stuck out like a sore thumb: “I don’t like to think [...]

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Something New

by Shane Gramling on January 2, 2013

As someone who’s paid to think on a “creative” level, I used to throw my hands up in a fit of rage, yielding to the idea that all good ideas are taken. After all, everything’s been done already, right? So where do people come up with new ideas and solutions to never-before-solved problems? Well, I [...]

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Anew

by Shane Gramling on December 31, 2012

I’ve always been very ambitious, especially with client work and photography. On the contrary, I haven’t always been very organized, which has led to a lot of complications. I have learned that ambition alone, isn’t going to get me where I really want to be. In March 2013, I’ll be celebrating my 28th birthday – [...]

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How to Billboard – 6 Tips

by Shane Gramling on December 31, 2012

I bet you’re wondering what’s up with the cheetah image in an article about billboards. Well, that’s because billboarding is a lot like writing a message on a cheetah and sending it out around town. I like to call them the fastest advertising medium on Earth. Seriously, billboards run at 70+ mph. Comb this article [...]

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Newbies – No Domain Name Registration for You!

by Shane Gramling on November 12, 2012

A dear client of mine sold her company recently, and the parent company had their “web guy” get in touch with me to transfer the domain name to his account. He had a local phone number, but I did not recognize his business name at all, so I did some research to see who he [...]

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