Ezequiel Bruni

Ezequiel Bruni

Ezequiel Bruni is biologically Canadian, legally Mexican, and self identifies as a total nerd. He’s been a web and experience designer off and on since he was a teenager, and loves sharing the kind of beginner’s advice he really wishes he’d had when he first started. He also loves video games, tacos, open source software, video games, sci-fi and fantasy in all their forms, and video games. He does not love writing in the third person.

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Reviews

Fiverr Logo Design

Fiverr is the place to go when you want to hire a designer one-on-one. You can have a custom logo designed for as little as $5. As a designer myself, I was actually surprised by the quality you can get for such a low price.

4.9
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Tailor Brands

Tailor Brands used to be a very solid choice, but has had some less-than-stellar updates recently. You'll get more flexibility and lower prices from other online logo makers. You might want to consider hiring a professional logo designer for $5 on Fiverr.

4.9
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Wix Logo Maker

Wix Logo Maker is free to try, easy to use, and inexpensive. The AI won’t do all of the work for you, but the editor offers advanced customization options. I tested Wix Logo Maker's cheapest plan to see exactly what you get, and I definitely recommend this product to anyone who can afford to put the time in. However, if you don't have the time, patience, or eye for design...

4.8
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Kamatera

Steady server performance makes Kamatera stand out against other VPS and cloud hosting providers. With its decent pricing plans and 30-day free trial, it's a great platform if you don't mind tinkering with your own servers. But if you're new to cloud and VPS hosting and there's no system administrator available, it might be a bit more of a challenge

4.8
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Liquid Web

Liquid Web doesn’t aim to provide average hosting at bargain prices. It’s expensive, period. But if you don’t mind paying more to know you’re going to get high-quality service, Liquid Web’s premium hosting plans are worth it in my opinion. This host guarantees you the stability that shared hosting services simply can’t.

4.8
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Nexcess

Nexcess is basically Liquid Web’s little brother, specializing in managed WordPress, Magento, and WooCommerce hosting. It has pretty interesting features, a fairly decent server infrastructure, and good support. There’s a lot to like, and it makes running an online WordPress-based business convenient. It’s still shared hosting, though, and it’s kinda expensive. Do I recommend...

4.8
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Squarespace

Squarespace has been one of my favorites for a while, and writing this review has done nothing to change that. It’s not the cheapest option out there, but if you’re ready to build a site and even make some money off it, then I’d say go for Squarespace. It has plans both for personal sites and business users, and with a long list of interesting features, these plans definitely...

4.8
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ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign is a solid choice for your email marketing needs. There are few flaws (though they matter), and if you want a service you can integrate into almost any tool chain, ActiveCampaign’s feature-packed plans have few equals. While its decent feature set could potentially be let down by the rather high prices on more expensive plans, ActiveCampaign still provides...

4.8
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DesignCrowd

DesignCrowd is a pretty good option, all things considered. The user interface can be very confusing at times, but you may well decide that the quite reasonable prices are worth it. If you want to save even more money but you need a professionally designed logo, you should head to Fiverr and hire a logo designer for as little as $5.

4.8
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Divi

Divi sets out to do one thing, and do it well: turn WordPress into a site builder. In that, it succeeds quite admirably. If you want to build lots of WordPress sites, Divi is absolutely worth the investment of time and money required. Those looking for a simple, cheap way to build their first website should probably look elsewhere first (like our list of the top website...

4.7
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The Logo Company

While the prices may be a little higher than you’ll find with some other services, The Logo Company’s business model provides peace of mind, making it so much easier to click that Buy button. If you have the budget, the service is worth it. If you don't, I suggest hiring a professional logo designer for as little as $5 on Fiverr.

4.7
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DesignEvo

DesignEvo’s premade logos are hit and miss, but it offers some major advantages: the advanced logo editor and the ability to make your own semi-complex logo from scratch. Even with fewer features, the focus and flexibility offered by DesignEvo make it a true contender in the logo maker scene. However, if you are looking for a professionally made logo, hire a designer for $5 on...

4.7
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Looka

Looka is a reliable way to make good-looking logos. What it lacks in flexibility and fine customization options, it makes up for with beautiful default designs. But if you don't want to DIY it but still maintain that shoestring budget, I suggest hiring a professional logo designer for as little as $5 on Fiverr.

4.7
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99designs

99designs is one of the best logo design services in terms of customer experience, but it’s also pricey. However, if you need a long-term design provider, it’s worth the extra money just for the headaches you’ll avoid. If you're looking to save some money, you should head over to Fiverr, where you can hire a skilled logo designer for as little as $5. With prices so low, you...

4.7
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Shopify

Shopify is simply fantastic for any retail-oriented business and loaded with options and features. The cheapest plan is more than enough to get your online business started, and overall I have no complaints. That said, some other e-commerce platforms make it easier to customize your site however you want, and they match Shopify’s pricing plans almost exactly. It’ll come...

4.6
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Blog Posts

9 Fundamental Concepts For Effective Web Design (2022 UPDATE)

Maybe you’re getting started with your first website, and you want to make sure everything turns out right. Maybe you’ve already got one, and you feel it could be better. After all, there are so many things to do: grab the user’s attention, keep the user’s attention, make sure the website looks good on desktops and mobile phones, write valuable content, and did I mention make...

4.2
January 14, 2022
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Create an Event Landing Page That Really Converts in 2022

Promoting a big event online – like a conference or end-of-season sale – is no small feat, but you’ve got this. Your team and merchandise are ready to move, and your servers are prepared to handle the extra traffic. Now you just need people to actually show up. I’m your friendly neighborhood web designer, and I’m here to show you the basics. This article assumes that you’re...

5.0
January 14, 2022
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A2 Hosting WordPress Review: Is It as Fast as It Claims? [2022]

A2 Hosting offers shared hosting, WordPress-specific hosting, VPS hosting, reseller hosting, dedicated servers, and domains via Enom. In theory, if you need a hosting-related thing, then A2 Hosting can Do! That! Thing! And super fast! The company goes so far as to say that its hosting is “20X Faster.” This brings us to the obligatory question: “Faster than what, exactly?”...

5.0
January 14, 2022
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How to Make Your Own Avatar + 9 Inspirational Designs [2022]

There’s no magic formula to create an avatar, because avatars are art. A few subtle details make all the difference between a legendary avatar, and the hundreds of others we see daily and instantly forget. Unless you have major artistic muscles that you exercise regularly, it’s probably best to hire a designer – and YES, you can afford it! If you want, you can skip...

4.6
January 14, 2022
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Webmaster’s Checklist: Launch a Successful Website in 2022

So you’ve built a website and you’re ready to go live! Or are you? Maybe you just can’t shake that nagging feeling you forgot something. Well, even the very best webmaster / web designer / web programmer is going to forget something. It happens. That’s why we put together this fairly exhaustive list of steps to go through (or at least think very seriously about) before...

4.0
January 07, 2022
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InMotion Hosting: OK, But What About the VPS Plans? [2022]

InMotion Hosting VPS Plans at a Glance In our previous reviews, InMotion Hosting has turned out to be okay for general hosting, and pretty good for WordPress-specific hosting. Now, we come to some fun stuff: the VPS plans. Can InMotion Hosting keep up its record of decent service in the VPS space, and perhaps even impress us all? More importantly, is it right for you and...

4.7
December 30, 2021
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Fiverr vs 99designs: Is the Popular Choice Really Better? [2022]

99designs is a huge name in the design industry, but also very expensive. On the other hand, Fiverr is cheap, but are those low prices too good to be true? I decided to find out where you can get the best quality design for the best price, and there was one clear winner. Fiverr. The winner is Fiverr. I personally tested both of these hiring platforms thoroughly, as part of...

4.0
December 21, 2021
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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing and Buying a Domain Name in 2022

You might know you need a domain name, but aren’t sure where to start. Or, you might have heard from a friend that you need one if you want a website, but you’re not quite sure what a domain name is. I make a living thinking and writing about nerd/web stuff, and I’ve been a web designer off and on for half my life. I can help. If you already have a general idea of what...

5.0
December 16, 2021
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9 Best Discord Server Logos & How to Make Your Own [2022]

Okay, you’ve got your Discord server going, with a hilarious name and all. People are joining up, so it’s time to give it that extra something special – an original server icon that stands out from the sidebar crowd. But how do you get one of those stunning Discord logos that everyone talks about? The best way? Hire a designer with a proven track record of creating great...

4.0
December 03, 2021
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18 Best (and Worst) Web-Based Video Editors for 2022

Have a video that you want to improve? Want to join clips together, or cut out rough spots? Can you guess where this incredibly obvious series of questions is going? Yep, what you need is a video editor. There are tons of them that you can use online without installing any software. And some of them are actually quite good. I write for a living, but I also make videos for...

4.9
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Wix vs GoDaddy Website Builder 2022 – No Real Competition

Wix is a website builder giant that very few other platforms can compete with. GoDaddy is a web hosting and domain registration giant, which was enough to make me believe it had the chance to give Wix a real fight with its new and improved website builder. I’ve been a web designer for 15+ years. You’d think I would have learned by now to lower my expectations of shiny new...

5.0
November 12, 2021
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10 Best (REALLY FREE) Website Builders in January 2022

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...

4.8
November 05, 2021
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Wix E-Commerce Review – Good for Your Online Store? [2022]

If you’re reading this article, chances are pretty good that you want to build an online store, and you really don’t want to get bogged down in technical stuff. Well, you’re in luck. Wix of drag-and-drop fame, Wix of the pretty decent free plan, THE semi-old-school site builder Wix... has an e-commerce platform. It’s simple to use, fairly flexible, and designed to give the...

4.2
October 25, 2021
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7 Best Drag and Drop Website Builders in 2022 (6 ARE FREE)

Need a quick solution? While all the builders on my list will get the job done, my personal favorite is Squarespace. It has the best-looking templates around, and all the tools you could possibly need to build your website, integrated straight into its editor (so you don’t have to look for them elsewhere). You can take advantage of Squarespace’s 30% discount on annual...

4.2
October 23, 2021
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A2 Hosting VPS Pricing Review: Can It Still Compete in 2022?

A2 Hosting is one of the older hosting companies still operating, and it banks hard on that reputation. Reliability is its watchword. But how reliable is it, really? I’ve thoroughly investigated A2 Hosting’s VPS service: I’ve tested the entry-level plan, I’ve engaged with the support team on more than one occasion, and I’ve compared its prices and plan details to other top...

4.5
October 22, 2021
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