Announcing our Newly Redesigned Website!

We are excited to announce our newly redesigned website at www.simplyamusingdesigns.com Our website’s “fresh” new look is a bit different from what our clients are used to seeing. With responsive design becoming increasingly important due to the advent of Google’s mobile update, we have simplified and cleaned up our look – we hope you like […]

WordPress: How to Protect Yourself against Brute Force Attacks

Brute Force: You could say it’s like taking the “shotgun approach.” They are simply hitting the server looking for one thing, the correct login information for your WordPress site. ~ In Motion Hosting We have been closely following the reports that Hosts who host WordPress are being targeted with Brute Force attacks. Basically, a Brute Force […]

Our job is fun

While conversing with one of our clients this morning over a problem they were having that we were able to help them resolve, this t-shirt concept was born.  We mocked one up for fun and sent it to them, and this was their response: Every company should be able to say they’re awesome!

April 2013 Freebie: Desktop Calendar Wallpaper

This month’s freebie is a Desktop Wallpaper Calendar for April. Simply click on the monitor size below  — there are four sizes to choose from – let me know if I didn’t get your monitor size made and I’ll add it! 1280 X 960 1600 X 900 1920 X 1200 1920 X 1440 2560 X […]

Google Reader shutting down July 1st: How To Save Your Feed Subscriptions so You Don’t Lose Them

By now, you’ve probably heard the news that Google’s RSS Reader service is shutting down July 1st. You may have already even searched out some alternatives and found a few to try out before the “big day”. If you haven’t here are a few quick options for you: FeedReader Feedly NewsBlur Pulse Skimr Netvibes The […]

March Desktop Wallpaper Freebie

“Imagination is more important than knowledge” – Albert Einstein   Need a little less clutter on your desktop but still want a beautiful wallpaper? Download our free March Desktop Wallpaper Freebie entitled “Imagination”. A beautiful, serene blue background featuring Albert Einstein’s quote about imagination. To download, simply choose your desktop size and then click on […]

Facebook’s Timeline & What it Means for Your Brand

The much-anticipated release of Timeline for Brands was rolled out today by Facebook and there are a few things you need to know if you are a Brand manager or Business owner. The newest feature has rolled out for preview across the network, and if you don’t upgrade before March 30, your page will be […]

Is it time to redesign your site?

Often during the months of January and February, I receive many inquiries and requests for blog and website redesigns. It seems the New Year brings with it a desire for change and what better place to start than your home on the web? However, before you decide on a redesign, there are some things you […]

January Freebie – 2010 Desktop Calendar

I’ve been drooling over the desktop calendars that Smashing Magazine highlights and have wanted to make one of my own for the last year. This challenge has given me a good excuse – although mine is a far cry from the ones that are showcased there. This was created in Photoshop CS3 using a gradient […]

Design Queue Closed Until February 1

It’s that time of year – I’m wrapping up more than just presents. I’ll be spending the next couple of months clearing out my existing queue and learning some new techniques in web design. *For my existing clients – feel free to contact me via email should you need anything – I’m always here for […]

Helping to Safeguard against a Brute Force Attack

Maybe you’ve heard about the recent Brute Force Attacks that have been happening to some WordPress admin accounts. Basically, a brute force attack is a script that tries to continually guess the user’s admin name and password — it runs continuously until it is successful in hacking your account, and once it’s hacked, the script […]

Meet The Broke Socialite

When I first began my business, I had the pleasure of designing a blog called “The Broke Socialite” for a very discerning and talented client I’ll call Mrs. S. She describes herself as an extraordinary, upwardly mobile, thirty-something Renaissance woman. She’s a loving wife, dedicated daughter, loyal sister, cool step-mom and consummate girlfriend— who prefers […]

Have you been waiting for a response from me?

If you’ve emailed me and not received a reply, there’s a good reason — I promise. Dreamhost, who hosts my website experienced a major crash on several of their servers this week and had to build new hardware in order to move existing clients to a more stable server. This affected mail servers, FTP, and […]

Designing a Wedding Coordinator’s Blog

Rebecca from A Delightful Day contacted me to design a blog that would work with her new business website. She wanted something fun, chic and cheeky – that didn’t match her website to a tee, but expressed more of her personality. She sent me examples of sites she really loved (Country Living, Southern Weddings) and […]

Case Study – Beauty’s Spot

Laurie approached me after seeing a design I’d done for a friend and asked me to revamp her beauty site. She felt she was ready for a more professional design to take her Blogger blog to the next level. Here’s what we started with: She was using an old style blogger template without widgets, digging […]

Email Issues

I have been having email issues and almost ALL of my prospective client emails have recently been getting caught up in my spam folder  for some reason – and I didn’t realize it until this morning when  client emailed me to let me know she’d submitted an order form and I had to go looking […]

Design Queue Now Open!

The past couple of months have seen a flurry of activity behind the scenes here at Simply Amusing – I’ve been busy getting my queue cleared out so I can accept new orders and I’m happy to say, the time has come. Keep an eye out for the eleven (yes, I said ELEVEN) new designs […]

Order Pad Closed

Well, it’s that time of year again. The holidays are over, and old man winter has finally moved in. I will be taking a break for a bit to catch up from the holiday rush and to ensure that my clients aren’t waiting 6-8 weeks for their designs. I will reopen my order pad soon.  […]