Meme’s are cute and really growing in popularity thanks to social media and easy editing tools like Instagram Frames App. “An internet meme is a cultural phenomenon, spreading like a virus, traveling from one person to another swiftly until it takes on a life of its own. “Meme’ is pronounced as ‘meem’, which rhymes with ‘seem’ or ‘team’. Meme is a term coined by Richard Dawkins.”
So this weekend I made one of my own and found a few others poking fun at people like me, Web Designers.
Here’s the one I put together “Keep Calm and Hire a Web designer”, I couldn’t believe there wasn’t already one out there
(for my fellow designers the Keep Calm Font I used was Gill Sans MT)
And here are some other I found around the web, I love the creativity and the laughs
I’ve been using WordPress for almost 4 years initially like most users I used it as a blogging platform, then eventually as my skills grew and WordPress grew I quickly learned that it is so much more than a blog. WordPress is a powerful CMS (Content Management System) and can be used to build websites, Forum sites, online stores and many other online functions. To date I have moved 95% of my clients websites to a WordPress platform, mostly due to it’s ease of use for my client and me, the out of the box SEO functionality, and most important it’s scalability. I can easily build a basic site for a client today and as their business grows add a blog, a store, or any other functionality with out the extra time of and cost of rebuilding the site. Although WordPress has become a proven contender in building a solid online presence I still find users who thinks its just a blog platform, only for beginners, and small projects; but with the right tools and designer WordPress can support the most powerful website.
If you’re still not convinced check out this great list websites powered by WordPress:
Are you shocked by some of the sites listed? Do you have any other great WordPress Sites to add to the list? Leave us a comment
Ready or not in a few short days (3/30) all FB Brand Pages will get the new timeline. I’ve talked to and read many page owners question what to do with the infamous Cover Photo. 899×350 area of space (I oversized a bit to ensure it fits) that you can’t use for advertising information such as website, phone # or email and you can not use for call to action (CTA) such as like my page, sign up, etc.
So what is a small business page owner to do? We’ve perused Facebook and a collected 15 great examples of ways to use the cover photo in the new time line. Some examples require little to no graphic design so you can implement in a pinch, and all easy to implement for any size business.
Use your Logo
You’ve probably got a perfectly good logo that is already on all of your advertising material and widely recognized by your customers. So, why not use it for your cover photo. Just make sure you use a high quality file so it doesn’t look blurry and distorted.
Tell something about your business
Just because the guidelines say no CTA or advertising, doesn’t mean you can’t use the cover photo simply state what you do. List your products, tag line, or even a great quote.
Show who your are and how you do it
Nothing build a personal connection, like giving visitors and inside look. Use your cover photo to give visitors a sneak peak behind the scenes. Something more than they would see on your average polished advertisement, like photos of staff or members, the office, even thee area where you’re business is located
Show your product
What a better place than on you cover photo than to showcase the best of what you have to offer
Make your profile picture your call to action
Here’s a great way to squeeze in a little advertising. Combine some of the other techniques we discussed for you cover photo and use your profile picture to sneak in your website or email.
This is a great use of the new time line especially for sole-proprietorships. Use your cover photo or profile pic to help put a face behind the name. When you are your business, help build that brand recognition by adding your own picture to your time line.
I know this sounds crazy, but don’t stress if you don’t have time create an amazing cover photo in the next 9 days. This is probably the best gift from Facebook, whether there’s a cover photo or not your page won’t look incomplete or have a blaring under construction sign. The background will remain a nice Facebook gray with your profile pic until you get around to posting something (but don’t leave it that way for long ). Whew one less stress for this week, Thanks Facebook!
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