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5 Benefits of Usability Testing

Usability testing isn’t a luxury. It’s the key. How many times have you been to a website and thought, “Why can’t I find what I am looking for?” or, “I really wish I could order online from this website instead of having to call in.” These are common and frustrating issues we experience when visiting […]

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Design
Shapes and design

Six Visual Design Basics for a Strong Design

“Design is one of the few disciplines that is a science as well as an art. Effective, meaningful design requires intellectual, rational rigor along with the ability to elicit emotions and beliefs.” – Debbie Millman At Standard Beagle, we are focused on continuing education. We find it’s an important part of diversifying our skill sets, and consistently […]

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Musings

10 Commandments for Creatives

I keep this scrap of paper, pasted to an old piece of poster board, pinned to the bulletin board right next to my desk at home.  It’s not much to look at, but I look at it fairly regularly — The 10 Commandments for Reporters. It’s pretty amazing that I still have it. I think the […]

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Tips & Advice

What We Learned at SXSW: “How to be a great designer”

    One of the best sessions I attended at SXSW 2015 on a personal and professional level was one led by Michael Nieling, Founder and Creative Director of Ocupop. He is one of those people who has you laughing constantly and is always testing his boundaries with the things he says and does. This […]

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Musings
Bennie the dog

What is Standard Beagle?

About a year ago I decided I wanted to expand my business. I had been freelancing for years. Being independent was fun. I was building websites on the side of a full-time job, helping small business owners, artists, a wide variety of people establish a web presence. I always had this dream in the back […]

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