Design news, inspiration, and design FAQs from UNIVERSE

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Typography styles and when to use them

Typography is one of the strongest identifiers of your brand’s identity. Much like the icon element of a logo, the type choice will immediately visually communicate the tone and style of your brand identity. In this post we identify what characteristics and style each typeface conveys, when to use them (including accessibility considerations), and examples of each in use.

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Our top 5 reasons why we love WordPress websites

Back again with more love for Wordpress! We find a lot of clients have similar questions about how Wordpress works and why it's the best platform for their website so here is a quick rundown of what we love about the Wordpress platform and why we only use it for our web design and development projects.

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FAQ: How do I get my website to appear on the top of Google search results?

Search Engine Optimization [SEO] is the technical term for the ways in which we can design a website to maximize its potential to appear at the top of Google’s organic search results. Learn how we can help you to get your website to appear on the top of Google search results with tips from Google and UNIVERSE.

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FAQ: What is a brand design vs. a logo?

Looking at brand design by definition and how our process develops your logo and brand design in unity.

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Inspiration: What’s your passion?

We are driven to create exceptional designs for ourself and our clients because of our unwavering passion for design. What is your current obsession? How can we help you actualize a vision that has gripped you?

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FAQ: How to create an AODA compliant website

A quick explainer about creating a website that is AODA compliant, what this accreditation means for you and your web design project and how we can help.

Inspiration: The One of a Kind Show brand design

Inspiration post from The One of a Kind Show brand design. We were at this show this weekend and were impressed by the simplicity and elegance of the brand design created for this event.

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Inspiration: Canadian modern-styled website designs that we love

Always looking for inspiration is not only part of our job but it's our passion. We love these Canadian modern designed websites as they are great examples of contemporary modern design.

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FAQ: WordPress, Wix and Squarespace websites… which is best?

Wordpress, Wix and Squarespace websites... which is best? A comparison discussion about one of our most frequently asked questions.

Modern web design: When style meets functionality

There are a lot of details to consider when starting a website design project, and certainly a lot of Toronto web developers and website design studios who are available for web design work. This UNIVERSE blog post discusses key points that we encourage you to think about and highlights our specializations in the following areas of web design.