Reader Alec submitted this simple, minimal Mac desktop to our Desktop Showcase, and it’s simple, understated, and looks great. Here’s how you can set it up too. Read more…
I was recently invited by “AIGA eye on design” blog to illustrate my favorite 5 quotes by famous designers. It was really important to choose the right quotes, I had to select quotes that were interesting, something that represents me and that were created by designers that I admire. I started designing some letterings/type [...]
When you hang heavy items, like large mirrors or framed art, you want enough support to keep it firmly on the wall, and using two hooks is the best way to do it—but hanging those hooks first and the art second can be tricky. Use a piece of scrap wood [...]
The other day I received a text message from a prospective client. Normally, I am contacted by email or phone so right away this was unusual. Also, they led up-front with the fact that they were hearing impaired. This would explain why she texted instead of phoning, but did not explain [...]
Heading into the new year, I have to say that I’m especially grateful for my small band of merry and loyal clients. I build many websites, but once in a while I just really ‘click’ with a client – and that relationship becomes about much more than web design. Such [...]
Using Box 9 Design’s unique Design Management System (DMS) allows you to adjust, tweak, or downright re-design your website on the regular! One of my clients, Sienna, who is a personal service provider in Victoria, likes to change the look and feel of her website according to the season. The [...]
I have been wrestling with Craigslist all week! There are some changes going on over there and I’m not loving it. Craigslist seems to be intent on remaining a ‘garage sale’ site. It’s purpose is to allow individuals to sell their used stuff through their site. They have never liked [...]
Graphic design is one of the important elements of web design. It generally conveys the message businesses want to sell to their visitors. It is important to hire a web designer who shares the vision of their client. The success of your website depends on how well a web designer [...]
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Hi, I'm Paul Forster. I have been a business owner, marketer and communicator for many years. In fact, I became a web designer and online marketer as a result of frustrating experiences I had in the past when having a web site developed for my own business. As a result of the service I got, and the product I received, and the price I paid, I resolved to learn to build cutting edge websites and to provide the kind of customer service I found lacking in Victoria.
Box 9 Design is my freelance home based Web Design and Search Engine Marketing business. Serving small and medium sized businesses in Victoria and around Vancouver Island for more than 5 years now, I have managed to retain many customers throughout the entire history of my business. Having been a small business owner myself, I understand how difficult it is to make a decision about technical issues that you may know very little about. I walk my clients through every step of the design and build process so that you feel confident that your business or product is being accurately represented online.