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Out of the box, AdInfusion is a great content management system. It has tons of functionality, and it’s easy to learn for both developers/designers and their clients who will be managing the site content. However, a little customization can go a long way to creating a more user-friendly theme, a better CMS and a more […]

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Today we’re going to divert from our regularly scheduled (that’s a joke) writing to inform those of you who are local to Edmonton, AB about Wordcamp Edmonton. Taking place on November 18 & 19, 2011, Wordcamp Edmonton is the place to be if you’re a WordPress user, designer, developer, or even just someone who wants […]

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This is a guest post by Ashley Janssen of AgileStyle. Thanks Ashley! The success or failure of a project, no matter what industry you are in, often hinges on how effective the communication is between all involved parties. When speaking specifically about web design/development, this doesn’t just refer to communication between you and your client, […]

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Those of you who are regular Paper Leaf blog readers will have noticed that we have been posting less frequently these days. The main underlying reason is a good one – we’re very busy – but the end result is undesirable. The past week I took some time off, and during that time off I […]

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WordPress has grown exponentially from its blogging roots to its current iteration: an open source publishing platform that many web developers use a fairly robust content management system for their clients. We use WordPress for all our client sites, as well as this one, and we regularly blog about it. However, WordPress as a base […]

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Underneath all this handsomeness, I’m just like most people. I like my coffee in the morning. I like my music loud. And, like most people, I like a deal. Thus, when all these Groupon/city-based daily deal sites started popping up here in Edmonton, I signed up for a couple in order to receive their emails. […]

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As both graphic & web designers, we create a lot of websites for small businesses. We are frequently asked if, in our opinion, the client should include a blog in their new website. Of course, there is no blanket answer for this question; each client and each site has different needs. However,outlining the benefits of […]

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The other day, I was surfing reddit. I swear it was on the weekend. Anyway, somewhere in a redditland conversation, someone posted this comment: I think you’re confusing cost with value. This got me to thinking – of course, in terms of running a graphic & web design business – how many of us confuse […]

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Over here at Paper Leaf Design, we make much ado about communication & process. In our minds, these two elements are key to a successful design project – whether it be print, identity, web or something else. A while ago, I made up an infographic detailing our process. The purpose of this infographic was to […]

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Us designers…. we love our fonts. Free fonts are all well and good, but because the entry point is $0.00, there are a few issues that arise: mainly, quality can be substandard and overuse of the same well-designed fonts can be rampant. One solution? Buck up and pay for some beautifully made premium fonts. There […]

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