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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Ready Designs News

December 22nd, 2011

Christmas & Business Cards 2011

New full sized and mini business cards, as well as my holiday greeting cards. Merry, merry!

I buy all my promo paper products from Overnight Prints, because they do a super fantastic job with quality and customer service. They’re also very clear about upload procedures, and they have lots of good sales (and unlike Vista Prints, they don’t jack their prices up before discounting them to give the appearance of sales). Seriously, give them a try! :)

Finally! New Theme Live for February

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February 1st, 2011

8-Bit New HeartAfter much talk and even more impatience on my part, the new Ready Designs WordPress theme is finally, officially live in time for February.

The previous theme was pretty much just me trying to get something functional and unique online as quickly as possible. Since it was also my first built-from-scratch WordPress theme, it had a lot of room for improvement in both function and form. This theme was built with specific goals in mind and is much stronger for it.

There are still a couple of tweaks I would like to make. For instance, if you are using Internet Explorer you won’t see the CSS3 menu I built. I’ll also be making a mobile style at some point. In the mean time, however, I think the site is ready enough for prime time as-is.

If you catch any bugs or errors, or even if you just have advice where my theme could improve, please drop a comment down below. I’d welcome any feedback.

Finally, now that I’m full-time freelance and have finished the site’s redesign, it’s time for me to start marketing myself a bit more. If you’d like to help out, please hit up the Like button on my newly redesigned Facebook page!

Upgrade In Process (Wonkiness Expected)

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January 31st, 2011

Get ready, here comes the totally new theme! For the rest of today, expect the blog to be a bit wonky while I make adjustments and fiddle around getting things just so.

Ready Designs Redesign Sneak Peek

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January 25th, 2011

I’ve been threatening a redesign for weeks now, so I thought I’d toss up a little “mood snippet” (as opposed to a full mood board) as a sneak peek of what’s coming. Enjoy!

8-Bit Blue Dragon on Colorful Blocks

Full Time Freelancer

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January 4th, 2011

As of today, I am officially taking the plunge from sometimes website-builder to full-time freelancer. Expect to see a major redesign of the site over the coming weeks, as well as more frequent blog posts and an increasingly robust portfolio.

Also of note, I begin my journey with a miserable cold caught while vacationing this Christmas, but I hope that by taking it easy (easier than planned, unfortunately), I’ll be back on my feet again and ready to take on the Web in my new venture.

New Domain!

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April 27th, 2010

Hooray! As of today, this site is now on readydesigns.com. Links pointing to the stuff in the old directory should still work, but while you’re reading this it wouldn’t hurt to change any links you might have over to the new URL. That ensures I get the best possible link juice from them as well. I hope I’ve squashed all the bugs that popped up from the domain transfer, but if you find any please do mention them to me so I can fix them.

A huge thank you to Anthony Appleby over at Creative Consortium for being kind enough to part with the domain, and for being such a nice chap throughout the negotiation process. If he’s half as good a programmer as he is a nice guy, I’d recommend him for anything.

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Happy Folks

    • Roxanne is an extremely talented programmer. She is able to take an extremely complex storyboard and turn it into a beautiful website. There is no project too big or too small that she can't handle.

      Rachael Masek, UWF Webspinners

    • When a concern comes up that she knows about, she's usually suggesting solutions before I even come to her to discuss the problem.

      William Kammer, BDI

    • Roxanne shows her skills in social media everyday by managing numerous accounts and keeping them updated to attract traffic. She's capable of creating an online presence and keeping it within the tone and attitude the company desires.

      William Kammer, BDI

    • [Roxanne] brings along creativity, pro-activeness, enthousiasm, a high level of skill and she will think outside of boxes. She's also a quick learner and a very pleasant person to work with.

      Annelies Draaijer, Raglan Shire

    • Roxanne will grasp the bigger picture of any job and is one of those rare species that combines technical skill, creativity and functionality.

      Annelies Draaijer, Raglan Shire

    • I would hire Roxanne for another project anytime I have one and feel confident she would do a tremendous job.

      Rachael Masek, UWF Webspinners

    • Roxanne Rocks! Super quick turnaround, amazing communication and a pleasure to work with. She's the best and I highly recommend her for your website/design needs

      Andrea Morelli, Impetuous Style

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