Alicia Daniels

Alicia Daniels

With over 15 years of graphic design, branding, and UX experience, Alicia has worked with clients big and small from around the world. When she’s not glued to her computer screen, you can find her teaching visual communication design classes, roaming through farmers’ markets, or searching for treasures at second-hand bookstores.

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Strikingly

Strikingly offers a simplified approach to website building that specializes in single-page websites. With limited customization, this tool might be a dream for beginners, but frustrating for those who want a bit more creative freedom. So, is Strikingly the right fit for you? Read on to find out!

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6 Best FREE Website Builders for Political Campaigns in 2021

Quick Disclaimer: Several free website builders will let you design a decent site - but the one thing none of these builders will give you is a custom domain. If you want your site to look professional (and keep in tone with your brand), you need a paid plan. As far as I’m concerned, Squarespace is my absolute favorite. It has the best-looking templates around, and even...

5.0
October 23, 2021
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9 Best Monogram Logos and How to Make Your Own for Free [2021]

There’s nothing quite as clean, minimalistic, and elegant as a monogram logo. When done right, it can be a powerful way to represent your brand. These days, it’s easy to get a professional logo without having to pay a fortune. You can use an online logo maker to create your own (click here to jump to the tutorial). Even if it’s your first time, you’ll find designing a logo...

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September 28, 2021
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Constant Contact vs ActiveCampaign 2021: One Clear Winner

Constant Contact provides the basics you need to run email marketing campaigns, but it’s missing some useful features. So, do those missing elements make it a lesser option for professional email marketers? To find out, I tested it against ActiveCampaign, a slightly pricier but more extensive option. I compared the two on features, ease of use, pricing, and more to see...

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September 22, 2021
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6 Best FREE Website Builders for Personal Trainers in 2021

Most free website builders will let you create a basic site for your personal training business, but only a handful of them can help you create a truly great website, or give you powerful tools for marketing, client management, and more – without forcing you to upgrade to a paid plan.  To save you some time, I tested the top website builders on the market (using only their...

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August 12, 2021
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7 Best Squarespace Templates for Landing Pages in 2021

Squarespace wasn’t the first name that popped into my head when I decided to build a landing page to capture email leads. But then I looked through tons of Squarespace templates and realized that several of its designs could work really well. Squarespace’s templates are highly professional without looking salesy, and compared to some alternatives from dedicated landing page...

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8 Best (Simple) Squarespace Templates for Churches in 2021

Lots of Squarespace templates could be a good starting point for a church website, but some will require more customization than others. The right template should include essential features like an address and location section (with a map), prominent contact information, a service schedule, and plenty of room for large photos. Although Squarespace doesn’t have any templates...

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7 Best Squarespace Community & Education Templates [2021]

Looking at the best Squarespace templates for community and education, I realized that they tend to fall into two major groups. There are interactive templates designed for courses or events, and then there are landing page templates that focus on showing people what your organization is all about. For this article, I’ve selected top examples of both kinds of templates from...

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5 Best Squarespace Parallax Templates + 2 Alternatives [2021]

Parallax scrolling effects can add depth to your images and make your website more interactive. However, the slower page loading speeds and mobile compatibility issues have always concerned me. Squarespace must have shared my concern, because its latest version, 7.1, has ditched parallax scrolling. But I was excited to find lots of earlier templates - 29, to be exact - that...

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9 Best Website Templates for Actors to STAND OUT in 2021

As an actor, you are your own sales and marketing team, and your website is a key part of your promotional strategy. Not only does a good website show off your skills to agents and directors, but it’s also a great way to reach and engage with your fanbase. However, with so many options for creating your own site, it’s hard to know the best way to go. A lot of it comes down...

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9 Best Squarespace Templates for Actors and Models in 2021

When you want the part, you don’t go into auditions underprepared - instead, you do everything possible to make sure your talent and personality shine through. As an actor, you'll want to take the same sort of care with your website. Lots of actors have online CVs, but you need an impressive template that looks great and stands out from the crowd to build a personal...

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6 Best Website Themes & Templates for Weddings in 2021

There are lots of beautiful wedding website templates out there, but not all of them will be the right fit for your ceremony’s style. Your big day is uniquely yours, and your wedding website should be too. It’s also important to decide how you want your guests to interact with your website. Do you want them to just save the date? Or do you want them to read your love story,...

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9 Best Wix Templates with Parallax Scrolling [2021]

A parallax scrolling effect can help take your site’s design to the next level, but you don’t want to overdo it. Use it well, and it can make visitors want to keep scrolling for more. But do it poorly, and it can slow down your site and look gimmicky. With Wix, you don’t have to worry much about striking that delicate balance between visual appeal and usability. Since Wix...

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9 Best Bull Logos and How to Make Your Own 2021

Imagine a bull and you’ll automatically think of raw power, energy, and confidence. With those associations, it’s no wonder it’s the face of widely popular brands, like the snorting golden bull of Lamborghini, or the two headbutting beasts in the Red Bull logo. So how can your bull logo stand out from the competition? Should you use the head or the entire animal? Red,...

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9 Best Circle Logos and How to Make Your Own 2021

From wheels and dinner plates to drawings of our planet and the sun, circles are all around us. The shape’s perfect geometric form represents wholeness, excellence, limitlessness, sharing, and unity. When picturing your ideal circle logo, is it sleek and simple or badge-like? Does it include a monogram within a circle, or does it have curved text inside? There are many...

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9 Best Drone Logos and How to Make Your Own 2021

From aerial photography to agricultural mapping, drones are everywhere. With so many drone businesses booming, you’ll need an attractive, clever logo design to cut through the competition. A professional designer can propel your logo to the next level. But how much will that set you back? Not as much as you might think. Jump down to find out how you can hire a pro graphic...

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