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speaking of details

Have you ever noticed this little icon?

It is called a favicon! Favi-what??? I was bound and determined to get one of my very own. Here is what I discovered:

You start out with a Photoshop doc that is 16x16 pixels. I just copy/pasted my flower from Illustrator as a smart object and then resized it to fit the square. Save it. Then you use a website like this one to convert it to the right icon format. Then depending on your website, you upload it to your web server in the root directory. Now that is a little too techy for me, but since I use squarespace (God bless you squarespace) I just went to website management > website settings > advanced > and adjust the setting to use my favicon. And PRESTO!

Now I am legit.

I did have a small problem with the favicon NOT appearing when I used a url mask (joyeverafteronline.com), but I removed the mask and it works fine. I'd like to pretend I could help if anyone finds complications, but that just isn't so.

But I welcome all challenges!


today's topic

Yay! The blog is for real under way this new year. I want to show a bit of what I'm working on regarding logo/branding. I did a lot of research and what better place to go than Biz Ladies by Design*Sponge? I found this great article on branding your business and how CRUCIAL it is.

So here is how I broke down the process. Concept/Mission>Name>Logo>Design. Design includes fonts, palette, patterns, elements, and type treatments. This is just the starting point and the brand should evolve with the blog as I develop content and products.

So the basis of my brand look started with the font Buttermilk, by Jessica Hische.
I completely adore all that she creates, and I found myself repeatedly drawn back to it.

Then I had to decide what other visuals I wanted. I love textures, but also the simple clean approach. This is where I ended up for patterns and other elements to incorporate.

So this is a start! Hopefully it will be helpful to someone. I am more than willing to answer any questions and give pointers if you are throwing around the idea of revisiting your brand!

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