The Herd

The official blog of Four Ewes Design

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We love sharing ideas, and finding new ways to help our clients. Here you'll find info about marketing, e-commerce, design, and other things we think are cool.

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    The Dangers of Greenwashing: A Case Study

    Like an increasing number of people, I go out of my way to find environmentally-friendly products. I care about what goes into and on my body, purposefully limiting the chemicals used in my home as much as possible. During my searches for organic cane sugar, or natural, paraben-free shampoo - I often find a few (or many) products that are part of a growing trend known as "greenwashing".   Read More...

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    The Importance of Intention

    If you're anything like me, sometimes the best you can hope for is to just get through the day. Your schedule is blocked off with work, deadlines, meetings, and commitments you know you should follow through on. It can be incredibly demanding, and sometimes that morning cup of coffee needs to be reheated about 1000 times before it is inevitably left forgotten by the sink.   Read More...

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    Lessons from the Montreal Canadiens' Twitter Disaster

    If you live in North America (particularly in Canada), you probably heard about the Twitter faux pas the Montreal Canadiens dealt with this week. To celebrate reaching one million Twitter followers, the Canadiens' PR team decided to create a campaign with auto-responders. Followers would receive an automated response including videos and messages from the team.   Read More...

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    What Does Responsive Mean?

    If you're doing anything web-related these days, the term "responsive" come up a lot. Even though responsive design is now a standard practice, most people still don't know what it means. The best analogy I've ever heard for this involves water.   Read More...

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    New Article on Women's Prospects

    Do you want to make your business more environmentally-friendly, but not sure how? I just finished another article for Women's Prospects - offering simple, actionable tips to get you started. You can read the article here.   Read More...

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    The Wisdom of David Bowie

    I was totally stunned when I heard the news of David Bowie's death on Monday. I couldn't believe it. Bowie was one of those unique cultural icons you couldn't imagine life without.   Read More...

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    Climate Change Depression and Why It Matters

    January in Canada is not supposed to be like this. Tulips in my garden are coming up because they think it's spring. There isn't an ounce of snow on the ground, and you'd be perfectly fine going outside wearing only a light sweater.   Read More...

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    Coping with a Broken System: An Idealist's Lament

    Since 2016 is just around the corner, I thought I would write about something that I've been struggling with for a while. I'm an idealist at heart, which tends to make everything more complicated and nuanced. Why am I bringing this up?   Read More...

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    How to Stay Focused and Productive When Working from Home

    If you work from home like I do, you know the struggle is real. When you commute to work, your life has clear divisions; a place to work, and a place to come home to. That division no longer exists when you start working from home.   Read More...

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    So...How Much?

    How much does a website cost? This is the most frequent question I get when I tell people I'm a web designer. You can find someone on Craigslist who promises $100 websites, or agencies that charge five figures for one.   Read More...

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    New Article on Women's Prospects

    As I mentioned in a previous post, I am now a contributing writer for Women's Prospects - a blog for female entrepreneurs. My new article, 5 Herbal Remedies for Stress Relief, is hot off the presses! Feel free to share and let me know what you think!   Read More...

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    Update: New Templates Added!

    This is exciting news! Seven new fully responsive website templates have just been added to our Startup Package. You now have even more styles to choose from, so your website can be up and running in no time.   Read More...

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    Writing for Women's Prospects

    You may be wondering why I've been a little quiet lately. Well, don't worry - I haven't forgotten about you. I recently started writing for Women's Prospects, a blog that focuses on the needs of women entrepreneurs and small business owners.   Read More...

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    Introducing the Farmer's Initiative!

    I've been a long-time advocate for sustainability, particularly when it comes to supporting our local small farmers. That is why Four Ewes Design is proud to be starting the Farmer's Initiative. We are offering our web design services to small sustainable farmers and CSAs at an astounding 50% discount.   Read More...

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    5 Easy Ways to Green Up Your Business

    Sustainability is something we should all aspire to, especially as small business owners. However, how do we get there? What can we do to make a difference?   Read More...

  • Our Video Is Up!

    A really great way of explaining your product or service is through a video. So, we've followed suit and got ourselves a short video to show you. (It is also posted on our homepage as a popup.) Let us know what you think!   Read More...

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    We all have to start somewhere

    Hello, everyone! Welcome to the official blog of Four Ewes Design. Here we will post informative and interesting articles about the web industry, marketing, e-commerce, and just stuff we think you will enjoy.   Read More...