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Think Systematically, Not Pixel Perfect.

The web is a living thing. With HTML5, CSS3 and SASS – it’s practically breathing. Like most designers, I strive for perfection in my work. Often this takes the form of aiming for a pixel-perfect website, a collaboration between developer and designer that yields a flawless render of a Photoshop mockup. The idea being that…

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What is UX Design

Where in the physical world do we digest the enormous amount of information like that we find on the Internet? Nowhere – that’s why the Web is such a unique world to experience and why the process of UX is so incredibly vital in creating a successful website. “It’s so easy to forget that the…

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Crafting Your Content Strategy to Create Useful Content

Each day, companies generate around 92,000 pieces of new content(1) for online consumption. They all share the same goal: being read by as many people as possible. This is because, typically, inbound marketing pours 57 percent more leads into the marketing funnel than traditional marketing does(2). A lead may result in a small impulse buy, or it may…

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How Well Do You Know Your Holiday Movies?

We’re all familiar with one of the best holiday pastimes out there: settling inside during those cold wintery nights watching classic Christmas movies. Like that one with the leg lamp, or the one where those two singers visit a dried up ski lodge owned by the former Army General . . . What was the…

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SwatchMate Cube™: Capture color space with your smartphone

Last year, we backed a Kickstarter project for the Cube, a hand-held device that records the exact RGB, CMYK, and lab color data of any surface and sends it via Bluetooth to your smartphone. It’s a novel concept that we couldn’t help but support. After months of anticipation and sleepless nights, this amazing tool, which…

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Using New Top-Level Domains for SEO

Can the new top-level domains increase your keyword rank? Recently, while doing research for a client I came across some high-ranking custom top-level domains (TLDs) which were outranking their .com competitors in a competitive space. This got me thinking, are custom TLDs actually giving certain sites an SEO boost? I reached out to a few…

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Design Week Portland Pop Up Gallery Show: A to B

  Every year the city of Portland’s makers and doers gather to celebrate our craft. There are artist and designer lectures, workshops, daily activities, contests and about 1,000 free notebooks and posters. This year was special for me, because rather than simply attending events, I contributed to the madness. For DWP 2014, I had the…

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Developing and Improving Process: A Gather Content Webinar

Gravitate’s website design process has transformed dramatically in the past decade—hell, even in the past two years—and we’re really pumped about where it’s taking us. Our proactive, content-driven philosophy, and matching project lifecycle, has opened up opportunities to work with clients who understand not only the value of our website design, but also are eager…

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Over the past 15 years we've worked with many companies, of all shapes and sizes. Some of our most commonly served industries include:

  • Medical
  • Financial
  • Creative
  • E-commerce
  • Non-Profit
  • Construction
  • B2B
  • Start-Ups

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