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Boost Your Non-Profit’s Bottom Line With Recurring Online Donations

There’s a common misconception that non-profits don’t make any money. But if you operate, work for or volunteer with a non-profit, you know that this couldn’t be any farther from the truth. Non-profits need money to operate and serve their communities. Sometimes, non-profits need a lot of money to accomplish their goals or carry out their mission. Often, non-profits rely on donations to meet their…

The Native American South Carolina Archive (NASCA)

“I work at the University of South Carolina. We had a student-built web archive of Native American materials held by the university. It was promising, but had some problems and various fixes that needed to happen. I found Rystedt Creative via Twitter, and reached out–and I am very glad I did! Joshua is a very, very good web developer, with an excellent understanding of both…

Wix vs WordPress: Which Should You Use to Build Your Website?

So you are thinking about launching (or re-launching) a website. You’ve probably heard of popular platforms like Wix and WordPress. Which should you choose (if either)? Let’s pit Wix and WordPress against each other and see who comes out on top. In this article we’ll cover both Wix’s and WordPress’s: Access to data, Analytics, Blog management, Extensibility, Page building, Search engine optimization (SEO), and Theming…

How to Grow Your Ecommerce Store with Killer Content

If you’re running an ecommerce business, then you’ll know how important it is to stay connected to your customers. Any ecommerce company requires sales to thrive, but one-off sales from the occasional client isn’t enough. You need to find a way of transforming the traffic that happens upon your business website into dedicated clients for your company. That’s where killer content comes in. Ultimately, in…

Fontasia: Shedding Light on Fonts – an Introduction

Basics of Fontology / Typography Font what? Fontology? Typography? What does all this mean? Well, let’s break down the meanings of “font”, “asia”, “ology”, “type”, and “graphy”. “Font” – a complete set of characters of a particular style and weight which, in the days of block metal press printing, were cast or poured. “Asia” – to rise, in reference to the sun, or to shed…

Quick and Dirty SEO Primer for Bloggers

If you’re a blogger, you probably already know that SEO (search engine optimization) is an essential part of getting your blog posts “out there” and in front of your readers. But in my experience, bloggers don’t get the full picture when it comes to putting together the pieces for optimal search engine performance. Some bloggers rely too heavily on page views or ad clicks. Others…

Farm Market iD

Farm Market iD is a national businesses that provides data driven marketing and software solutions for agriculture businesses. They offer a wealth of useful content for agri-businesses on their blog, in their articles, and in their ebooks. In addition to this wealth of free content they also sell farm data and software like FarmFocus and FieldVision.FMiD is a unique company in a unique position. Their…

How to Prepare Your Material for Your Web or Graphic Designer – and Get a Better First Draft

Get Your Nikes On! A Few Tips Before Running to Your Designer I recently received a call from a customer needing a fresh design for a brochure. This is what she had when she called: Ideas, but unsure of which direction to take Copies of a variety of logos, colors, and fonts from decades of changes And she wanted something bright and “up to date”…