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Pro Tip: Do not use images in your email signature

We have been asked a number of times to create images for email signatures to promote a product, app, or website, or even to stylishly display basic contact information. This sounds like a fun project with boundless creative possibilities – and one that would generate revenue. But each time we have demurred and explained why…

Case Study: Redesign of The Western Kentucky Catholic

Red Pixel Studios was selected to develop a new design for The Western Kentucky Catholic, a newspaper published by the Diocese of Owensboro, mailed to member households and distributed to every Catholic parish and school in the Diocese. About the Project The Western Kentucky Catholic is the official newspaper of the Diocese of Owensboro and…

Measure your site performance better

Do you really know how your site is performing to meet your business objectives? If you are like most site owners, you don’t pay much attention to measuring the impact of your site.  Why? It’s just hard – it’s too complex and takes too much time. Even when you do look at your reports, you may not…

Red Pixel Studios releases RPS Image Gallery v2.0

Red Pixel Studios today released a major update to the widely praised RPS Image Gallery plugin for WordPress, adding several new features – including some requested by loyal users. The RPS Image Gallery plugin takes over where the WordPress gallery leaves off by adding slideshow and advanced linking capabilities.

Red Pixel Studios designer earns Best in Show at juried art exhibit

Congratulations are in order after one of our designers, Amanda Shanks, was awarded the Gladys Martin Best in Show in the art category at the Juried Art Exhibit at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts in Madisonville, Ky. Amanda won for her charcoal on paper “Lady Mary Quite Contrary,” a depiction of Lady Mary Crawley,…

Why you now must have a mobile-friendly site

The time has come. Google has announced that on April 21 it will introduce significant changes to its algorithm for delivering search results, which means that anyone who operates a Web site and hopes for traffic from Google should take notice.

Pro Tip: Stop using ‘click here’ in the links on your Web site

We have written that you should never say the word “backslash” when talking about Web addresses. Now it’s time to address another common practice that should be eradicated. Never use the words “click here” on your Web site, particularly when they are the only words within linked text.

We Are Continually Testing Apps

We recently implemented a testing program for all apps developed on our infoApp platform to provide an extra layer of quality assurance. We are now using bots every night to test each and every app that we’ve developed with infoApp. Each app gets tested on multiple devices, both physical and virtual, assuring that the app works on…

Red Pixel Studios contributes to WordPress 3.6

A new version of WordPress was released last week and Red Pixel Studios was listed among the many contributors to the latest edition of the Open Source, community-driven content management system software.

Study: Apps used far more than mobile Web

We read an interesting study today that notes that the apps are far more popular than mobile Web, and that long-term users continue to download and use new apps regularly.

Medmovie in the news

Our friends at Medmovie were the subject of a nice profile published today by columnist Tom Eblen of The Lexington Herald-Leader.

New library site in the news

The launch of the new Daviess County Public Library site made news this weekend with an article in the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer. The library did extensive pre-planning and internal prototyping to determine how the site would best work for users.

New apps section in our portfolio

The Red Pixel Studios site at redpixel.com has a new section. We added apps to our portfolio to show off the custom iOS work that we’ve completed for clients.

OCS site makes news

Owensboro Catholic Schools has just completed the 2011-12 school year but is already preparing for next year with the launch of a new Web site designed and developed by Red Pixel Studios.

Forbes writer urges embrace of 'the era of design'

He’s certainly not the first to declare this the Era of Design – Newsweek famously devoted the entire October 27, 2003 issue to the emergence and  importance of design – but Forbes writer Adam Swann succinctly describes the importance of thoughtful design.

WPMU.org likes RPS Sitemap Generator

Our RPS Sitemap Generator plugin recently was written up at WPMU.org, a site covering all things WordPress – news, reviews, tips and tutorials.

Build your brand with consistency

Building the brand of your company, product or service is critical for success. There are numerous ways that you can build your brand, but often overlooked in the process is protecting the identity of the brand – its visual representation.

Welcome to our fancy new Web site!

Did you notice? We’ve launched a new look for our Web site. It took a little longer than we hoped – client work comes first! – but we think it was worth the wait.