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Dear everyone, stop using handwriting fonts

Posted by on May 12th, 2022

Listen, I know you really love that handwriting font. You think it’s cute, and you think that it brings a level of personalization to your website and your branding… A bit of whimsy, perhaps. It’s less… Well, less structured than a traditional serif or sans-serif font. There has been research to suggest that utilizing handwritten fonts can increase sales. In some cases, I’d agree with you! I use what could be considered a “handwriting font” on my personal website, a font called “Permanent Marker”, which invokes a feeling of someone writing with permanent marker. But these loopy, curvy, handwriting fonts…

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Site Launch: New Hampshire Generator Installers

Posted by on May 5th, 2022

hasOptimization is proud to announce the launch of a new website for New Hampshire Generator Installers. NHGI installs, services, and repairs home generators in New England. After recently coming under new ownership, NHGI wanted to rebrand with a new logo and website that would be easy to use on mobile and desktop. This semi-custom website replaced their previous website with new content, images, and design to help make their site easy to navigate for new and existing customers, as well as potential partners.

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3 ways social media posts can be more accessible for neurodivergent users

Posted by on April 19th, 2022

Let’s face it – much of the internet is not accessible. In the past, we’ve gone over how to make social media more accessible for people who use screen readers, but how do you make your social media content more accessible for a neurodiverse audience? In honor of Autism Acceptance Month, we’ve compiled some advice from people who are neurodivergent to give you some tips on how to create more accessible social media posts. Many of these changes can make your content more readable and enjoyable for everyone – not just your neurodivergent readers!

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Site Launch: OUT MetroWest

Posted by on March 17th, 2022

hasOptimization is proud to announce the launch of a new site for OUT MetroWest. Located in Framingham, Massachusetts, OUT MetroWest builds communities where LGBTQ+ youth can thrive and affirm LGBTQ+ identities through positive role-modeling. OUT MetroWest has been supporting the LGBTQ+ community for over a decade and has grown over the years to fit the needs of the community.

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Creating an automated RSS email campaign in MailChimp

Posted by on March 8th, 2022

I’ve done a few blog posts regarding RSS feeds and email marketing, including how to send out a freebie campaign, and how to set up a custom RSS feed, as well as how to include featured images in your MailChimp RSS campaign. While these tutorials are helpful, it helps to understand what RSS is and how it can assist you, and then go through a basic setup for hooking RSS into your email marketing campaigns. Well, I’m here to teach you just that!

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Celebrating Black Leaders in Tech & Communications

Posted by on February 18th, 2022

While studies continue to show that it’s one of the least diverse industries, the tech world is full of Black leaders who have had a profound impact on the technology that we use at work and in our everyday lives. From cutting edge research in Artificial Intelligence to communications to design, Black leaders have impacted every corner of the tech world. And this isn’t a new development, either: Black software engineers have been advancing the sciences for decades. In honor of Black History Month, hasOptimization is featuring just a few of the Black tech leaders who have impacted the world…

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Why you shouldn’t use Canva to make your brand’s logo

Posted by on January 27th, 2022

In 2022, it’s getting easier and easier to make fun and attractive graphics for your brand. Twenty years ago, making these sorts of graphics required an in-depth knowledge of graphic design, composition, color, and not to mention expensive software like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Nowadays, free solutions exist like Canva, where you can quickly and easily create graphics in any manner of style, size, and color. Canva’s library of available fonts, graphical elements, animations, and even templates make designing these visual assets a breeze. It’s not quite a leap to think that you could create a free, beautiful looking…

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Why you should diversify your social media presence

Posted by on December 27th, 2021

A couple of months ago, something funny happened. Facebook went down. Along with it went a vast network of carefully honed and widely spread social media services, including Instagram and WhatsApp. What actually happened to bring down the social media giant was kind of a small blunder of astronomical proportions, with far reaching consequences that left the network down for almost a full day. Funny to some, it was actually massively detrimental to others — people looking to run sales, or announce products on social media. For a lot of business owners, it was a massive wake-up call: don’t put…

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Client Spotlight: AdorkaStock

Posted by on December 13th, 2021

Here at hasOptimization, we love our clients, and we want you to love our clients as much as we do. We want to spread the word about our amazing clients. Heck, you may even find your next business to work with in our client spotlights! This time in our Client Spotlights, we’re focusing on AdorkaStock. AdorkaStock, formerly known as SenshiStock, is a staple of the internet for many artists. Starting in the early 2000s, Sarah, the face behind AdorkaStock, has been taking photos of herself and posting them publicly for other artists to use. From there, AdorkaStock has branched out…

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The Wild World of Stock Photography

Posted by on November 29th, 2021

Throughout my travels in ghost writing, webpage building, and social media managing, I often find a need to use stock images, or creative commons images to use beside text copy. Generally, the world of stock photography is infinite; you can pretty much find anything you’re looking for when you go on iStock or otherwise. But… Sometimes you find a lot of weird stuff too. Things that you don’t imagine you could ever really quite use, things that are strange, things that are “out there” enough. That’s what this post is dedicated to. Be forewarned, one or two of these images…

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