Keeping Up with Google and the new Mobile Search Algorithm

Are you receiving from Google Webmaster Tools about your site not having a Mobile-Friendly design?  On April 21, Google launched a new algorithm that is giving preferential mobile search placement to sites that are responsive. You can test your site using the following URL: Although over the years there has been a shift toward either setting up a mobile version of your site or coding it with a responsive template, this is the first time that sites will be penalized for not {Read More}

Custom Boutique Logo – Sugar Donuts Case Study

Kathy needed a boutique logo for her new company Sugar Donuts.  She requested something with an old fashioned truck, sugar, donuts and sprinkles!   Take a look at some of the early designs, as well as the finished product and what it looks like on her new donut delivery truck!  This was such a FUN project to work on.  I loved how the final logo turned out and am in awe at how it all came together on their new {Read More}

My Creative Life

I’ve been stuck lately.  I have had an incredibly difficult year, with personal problems cropping up every other week.  So far 2014 has just not been kind and I’m already looking toward 2015.  From frozen and burst pipes in early January, unexpected hospital stays for close family members, my grandmother’s death, and both my daughter and niece breaking legs on a ski trip…same day, several feet away from each other…the year has left me weary. I know that I am extremely {Read More}

Infographic Design

I recently had a customer ask if I could create an infographic, based on a page she compiled full of facts and figures about multiples.  Truth be told, I had to google infographic because I had no idea what it was.  Of course once I googled I realized that I did know what they were, just never thought too much about them and had definitely never created one.  But I like them…lots of fun ones out there! The technical definition {Read More}

Is Your Boutique Website Ready?

One of my favorite boutique web design clients was recently highlighted on Real Housewives of NJ.  Andrea Festa of Lala’s Cookie Jar created the cookie and candy table for Antonia’s birthday party.  Like everything of Andrea’s, the table looked amazing!  Andrea contacted me Monday morning and asked if we could make some quick updates because her site was getting a deluge of traffic after the show aired.  Well, luckily, Andrea has been on top of updating her site – she goes {Read More}

Harris Design Photography Logo

Our latest custom boutique logo, designed for a client who is opening a new photo studio.  She wanted something simple, elegant and pink!

and the winner is…

We had 10 entries – thank you so much ladies for playing along!  Congratulations to Chastity who is starting a brand new business and will have a free starter account from 3dCart for one year, along with a boutique website template to go with it!

Win a Free 3dCart Starter Account

I have a quick little contest!  In conjunction with 3dCart I am giving away ONE FREE STARTER ACCOUNT for One Year (total value of $431.88) plus ANY template from My Quick Boutique customized and installed onto your new 3dCart site.  3dCart is easy to use, has fantastic support and combined with a boutique website template will help your brand STAND OUT! How do you enter?  There are 5 ways to receive an entry and winners will be randomly chosen via {Read More}

3dCart For Boutique Websites

3dCart is an eCommerce content management system and one of our favorite cart choices.  3dCart is easy to use, has good support with lots of tutorials.  This is a cart that will really bring your website to the next level.  You can build, edit, and maintain your online shop, and collect orders without any programming or HTML knowledge all while having a beautiful boutique web design. Want Special Offers, Sneak Peeks, Tutorials and News? Sign Up and get updates delivered {Read More}

Uplifting Honeysuckle : Pantone’s Color of the Year 2011

And just when I thought I might change my site colors…”Energizing Honeysuckle Lifts Spirits and Imparts Confidence to Meet Life’s Ongoing Challenges.”  So true.  Pink was never my color.  I was always more of a moody purple kinda gal.  Strange how pink has taken over my design life.  I am working on a new look for Modern Sugar, but as always, am still drawn to pink.  It is energizing and uplifting…isn’t it?  Also slightly different than my current pink, so {Read More}