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Mar 01
March 2019 Calendar

March has arrived! The days are getting longer and we are looking forward to leaving the winter chill behind. Inspired by this fresh perspective, we’d like to invite you to share your upcoming programs with us so we can collaborate on bringing your projects to life. Contact us today.

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Feb 01
February 2019 Calendar

"To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold."
– anonymous

This quote fits nicely with the wintery scene of our February Calendar design. It’s also a perfect reminder to seek out the ideas that inspire us and those we communicate with. Let’s begin creating your beautiful Spring projects and campaigns together today!

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Jan 01
January 2019 Calendar

What better way is there to get inspired for the upcoming year than by kicking it off with a fresh desktop background featuring our first calendar design of 2019!

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Dec 01
December 2018 Calendar

Our last calendar of 2018, with its soothing blues and lovely snowflakes, reminds us to absorb the beauty that surrounds us and recollect all the wonders of the past year. So, sip that mug of hot cocoa, put on those fuzzy slippers, and take in the joy of the season with those you love. Peace to you from all of us at Cleveland Design.

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Nov 01
November 2018 Calendar

Our November calendar reminds us of walking into Grandma’s house, the sweet smells of a cinnamony apple pie in the oven enveloping us in warmth, celebration and family. Some trivia to stump your Thanksgiving guests, courtesy of the American Pie Council: the first pumpkin pie introduced to the holiday feast table was at the Plimoth Plantation Pilgrims' second celebration in 1623. As we enter this holiday season, we at Cleveland Design hope your traditions fill you with joy and, of course, more pie.

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Oct 30

As technology continues to expand, and more options become available, it can be overwhelming deciding which direction to take when solving a website need. We were asked recently by our copywriter at Cleveland Design, Andy Paul, to help him build, and choose, the best format for his personal website. He needed a single page website to go live quickly that he would be able to update himself once we created and implemented the design. The solution was to use a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) platform that doesn’t require coding knowledge, is super easy to use and learn, and has hosting included in the price—a perfect solution for this particular scenario.

While the majority of our clients are looking to us to provide designs for more robust business website platforms, there are those unique situations that might require a quick solution to get a message out with the flexibility to update information easily. Every day there seems to be a new DIY web design product, so it can be a challenge deciding which one best fits you and your organization’s needs. We’ve put together a short list of pros and cons of some of the more popular ‘drag and drop’ web platform products available today. These will help determine if having us design for a WYSIWYG platform is the smart solution for your web needs. Keep in mind, it is important to check with your IT team to be sure the product you choose is acceptable to your company’s protocol for brand standards, platform stability and online security. Contact us today to discuss your new project!

WYSIWYG Web Platform

Pros:

  • User-friendly
  • No coding required
  • Designer templates
  • Library of add-on features
  • Easy setup/installation
  • Reliable hosting
  • Some have e-commerce options
  • Mobile design customization
  • Some may allow access to source code for developers

Cons:

  • Limited customization
  • Navigation hierarchy can be limited
  • Migration/linking to other platforms can be complicated, if even possible
  • Site hosted outside of corporate systems

Best uses:

  • Basic websites
  • Stand-alone or single-page websites
  • Small e-commerce based websites
Topics: Web Tags: website design, web platforms, cms
Oct 01
October 2018 Calendar

Early Fall finds the beautiful Great White Egret in ponds and coastal marshes before heading to their winter homes. Featured on our October calendar, this majestic bird can still be seen throughout North America thanks to Harriet Hemeway and Minna Hall, the founders of the Massachusetts Audubon Society. These forward thinking women created the society in 1896 to share the importance of protecting the nature of Massachusetts and promote the idea that loss of wildlife for women’s fashion (Egret’s feathers were prized hat décor) would have long-term consequences. Their focused and impactful message was the key to their success. Need assistance focusing your message? Contact us today!

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Sep 01
September 2018 Calendar

Featured on our September calendar, the plump and delicious fig, that we think of as fruit, is technically an inverted flower. It hides it’s blossoms from the outside world, only to be revealed when we dive in and take a bite! We thought sharing a favorite fig appetizer might help ease us all back into the season of busyness. Try out our recipe and know Cleveland Design is here to help you revive those projects hidden away for the Summer.


Grilled Figs with Prosciutto and Goat Cheese

  • 12 figs
  • 5 oz herb and garlic goat cheese
  • 12 paper thin slices of prosciutto (about 1 inch wide)
  • Olive oil
  • skewers

Choose ripe figs that are a bit soft. Remove stem and cut a hole in the end with a small knife. Take about 2 teaspoons of goat cheese and push into the hole. Soft figs are easier to fill with the cheese. Wrap the stuffed fig with a slice of prosciutto. Put the wrapped figs on skewers and cook on a hot grill about 5 minutes, turning occasionally. The prosciutto should be a bit crispy. You can also cook using your oven broiler.

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Aug 01
August 2018 Calendar

August is here, and in New England its also what we call the ‘dog days’ of summer. The ancient Greeks are to thank for this saying. They noticed the brightest star, Sirius (the dog of Orion), rose and set with the sun during what seemed to be the hottest days of the year. While the Greeks were just trying to explain their world, the longevity of this hot weather moniker proves the importance of achieving relevant and relatable messaging.

Cleveland Design understands how impactful creative can provide meaning to your audience, no matter when their dog days occur. Contact us today and let's begin your next great project!.

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Jul 01
July 2018 Calendar

Featured on our July calendar, the sweet delicious pineapples evoke thoughts of warm sunny days and images of the Hawaiian Islands. The pineapple, however, is not native to the land of beautiful beaches, leis and grass skirts. It was a transplant to the islands brought back for King Kamehameha from South America. How, then, did the pineapple become known as a Hawaiian delicacy? Through the power of advertising of course! A young James Dole of Massachusetts moved to Hawaii to begin his pineapple growing and canning business. A savvy entrepreneur, Dole is credited with developing the first nationwide consumer magazine ad campaign in the United States, and the rest is marketing history.

We at Cleveland understand how smart and strategic campaigns impact the success of your story. Let's partner on a groundbreaking project today!

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