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Gold Standards—And How To Get Them!

Brand Standards, also known as a Visual Identity System, help organizations present a clear and consistent identity for your school. Regularly used graphic icons, type treatments and messaging can convey and reinforce your identity, your strengths and your reputation.Continue Reading →

Twitter Troubles?

How’s Twitter working for you?

Twitter is awesome. But we rarely see organizations using Twitter effectively, and we often hear from our clients that they don’t really get what to do with Twitter. The reason for that, we think, is they haven’t completely decided what they want from Twitter and haven’t committed to doing anything specific.Continue Reading →

Introducing Free Noodling and Scribbling Deals

New!  Starting this fall,  N+S will offer a special deal every so often to readers. Subscribe to our deals, check out the offer, send us your problem, and we’ll do some noodling or creative scribbling. For free.

We’ll post each deal here on our blog. The availability of each deal is limited, so see details. Find all deals in the “Deals” category. If you miss a deal that interests you, let us know. We might bring it back. And if you have an idea for a deal, we’d like to know that as well.

We’ll be posting the first deal with all the details on Sept. 1. If you’re worried about missing out, subscribe to our newsletter to get a notice. Or you can follow us on Twitter @noodlescribble.

Search Me

Somewhere on your website, there’s a search box which helps users find for the content they are most interested in—and your visitors are using it.

Here’s the question: Do you know what they are searching for? In our experience, many educational institutions and nonprofits are unaware that they have this data.Continue Reading →

Learning From Kindle

I recently caved and bought a new Kindle—a major improvement over earlier generation Kindle, for sure. It’s taken me about five years of trying to read books on the Kindle, and now I’m almost ready to say I’m comfortable with it.

One challenge for me was knowing where I was in a book. The Paperwhite offers some subtle but useful little design features that help you place yourself in the book, and I’m getting used those. I like the highlighting feature and the ability to annotate. And I’m learning to accept the size and weight of it in my hand. I’m almost comfortable.Continue Reading →