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A blog about branding, marketing, and design, mostly through the lens of practical psychology, intended to be a resource to small businesses and entrepreneurs. Unless otherwise noted, all articles are written by Nyla Smith, owner of n-Vision Designs. {Subscribe to the RSS feed here: RSS}

How to improve your website load time

Nyla Smith | Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Your brain has everything to do with why it's important to make sure your site loads quickly. Keep your customers coming by optimizing your site’s speed. Read Article »

Substance over style: How does your website measure up?

Nyla Smith | Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Having a website that converts is more important than having a website that just looks good. Unfortunately, these priorities get mixed up all the time.  Read Article »

The importance of a print stylesheet

Nyla Smith | Tuesday, July 08, 2014

A website is designed to be viewed on a screen, right? Sure, no-brainer. So should you care how your website looks when it's printed? Good question. Read Article »

8 tips for a better website

Nyla Smith | Tuesday, June 24, 2014

If your website isn't performing for you, there are probably reasons why. Before you go and do something drastic, like redesign it completely, there are a few things you should evaluate. Here are eight tips that could help you improve your existing website.  Read Article »

When NOT to use a prebuilt WordPress theme

Nyla Smith | Wednesday, May 28, 2014

If you do a Google search for "WordPress themes", you'll be inundated with results. In the days of the ever-present WordPress theme, why would you ever need to have a custom solution developed? Two reasons. Read Article »

What's in a name? Graphic Designer vs. Web Designer vs. Web Developer...Oh my

Nyla Smith | Wednesday, August 24, 2011

There are lots of titles floating around for people like me. And I'll be honest here, lots of people don't know what those titles mean. I call myself a Graphic and Web Designer. Read Article »

Go Green! with...your website?

Nyla Smith | Friday, February 04, 2011

I find that a lot of people are surprised to know that the internet isn't environmentally friendly. How so? Isn't the internet just a nonphysical entity of digital something-or-others floating around somewhere in cyberspace?  Well... Read Article »


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