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Our blog will cover a wide range of topics such as the latest SEO or PPC updates and strategies, email marketing automation, web design trends, new web development technology and various other tips and tricks to help you broaden your knowledge in this ever-changing digital world.

Zach Mettra

Responsive Web Design Grid Template PSD: 10 Columns for 1200 Pixels

So last year I promised that no matter what, I'd fine the time to finish the Bright Oak site. But here I sit, it's 2013, and 27 clients later, I am about in the same spot I was last January. Growth is certainly a good problem to have, but enough is enough. 2013 is going to be the year that I finish the new fluid Bright Oak site, I promise.

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Zach Mettra

Steve Jobs: Free Wallpapers With Quotes

Today, we lost a creative genius and one of my personal icons. I will be forever grateful for his innovation and leadership that oversaw the product development of many toys and tools that I use to provide a living for my family. I have included a few free Steve Jobs wallpapers and will continue to add to the collection overtime.

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Zach Mettra

Free Salvador Dali Wallpaper

Last week would of been Dali's 107th birthday. I really would not have remembered if it wasn't for a tweet that I came across early one morning before work. I typically like to start my day out by browsing through various sites such as Smashing Magazine the new LinkedIn news site and will eventually end up on twitter.

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Zach Mettra

8 Free Social Media Icons

Everybody loves icons, especially when they are free! So we designed a few for the more popular social media sites for everyone to download, use, share, pin, retweet or do whatever you want with.

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Hyrum Taylor

Contacting Designers

Dealing with potential new clients can be frustrating, but this little overview by Sacha Greif at AttackofDesign about the "Do's and Don'ts of Contacting Designers" may help you set up your own modus operandi. Typically, what we like to do is send potential clients a questionnaire covering most of the "Do's" in this article.

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Hyrum Taylor

Legal Guidelines to Keep in Mind

Making the jump to being a freelance designer has many benefits and drawbacks, but one thing that seems to always elude peoples thinking when making this leap are the legal guidelines you should follow.

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Zach Mettra

RIP Andy Irons

We created a couple of free downloads for all of the many Andy Irons fans out there and to the surfing community who lost a friend, fierce competitor, brother, husband and soon to be father. Thank you for your incredible surfing, infectious smile and for the thousands of lives you touched, including ours here at Bright Oak.

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