How To Make a Testimonial Slider on Squarespace

We all know how important testimonials are for your website (and if you don't, then you totally should check out #3 in this article). Testimonials add social proof that you're as darn good as you're claiming to be, and they reassure your visitors that you're trustworthy. But displaying all those testimonials on your site can take up SO MUCH SPACE. People are probably getting carpal tunnel from scrolling for five years. So a great alternative is to set up your testimonials as a slideshow. That way users can browse through them much easier and it's nicer to look at with your eyeballs. 

Watch the video tutorial to see step by step how I make a testimonial slideshow in Squarespace or take a peek at the instructions below.

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Free Wallpaper for May 2018

April has been one of those months where it felt like everything and nothing happened all at once. Personal highlights of the month include: taking two ski days, attending a very intense Wrestlemania party, joining a Wednesday night trivia team and experiencing my first drag queen bingo (so frickin' fun!). Business highlights include: wrapping up a beautiful gold-foiled invitation suite for the Children's Museum, cranking out 2 logo designs and a website design, and filling up my schedule all the way through June. So overall, I'd say it's been a pretty eventful 30 days. 

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What your colors are saying about your brand

Believe it or not, colors are tied with a psychological and emotional response for us humans. When you put on a bold red lip for the day, you’re telling the world to watch out for your confidence. When you choose the bank with the blue logo, it makes you feel like your money will be well taken care of. When you look at the bright yellow flowers sprouting in your neighbors yard, you feel a sense of warmth and happiness because spring has arrived. Those are all examples of how color can say something without actually saying anything. So you can see how important it is to know exactly what the colors your choose for your business are saying about your brand.

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Free Wallpaper For April 2018

Happy April, ya fools! Spring is in the air and things are starting to green up around here...including the new FREE digital wallpaper design for the month of April. This design started as a logo with a cactus illustration, but when we didn't end up using it for the client's brand I drew him some friends and turned them into a wallpaper. And I'm in LOVE with how it turned out! I'm hoping to incorporate more of this illustration style into my designs, so hit me up if that's something you're interested in. In the meantime you can freshen up your screens for spring and enjoy these lil' dudes for the next month or so.

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2018 Digital Marketing Trends

It’s 2018 and the times are a changing. Even more rapidly for the marketing world. A couple weeks ago I went to a panel focused on digital marketing trends for 2018. And while the topic of many of the presentations were focused on much larger companies than I normally work with, there’s no reason that we as small business owners can’t apply some of these same tactics and to great results. Here are my top three takeaways translated for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

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Free Wallpaper for March 2018

And then in the blink of an eye, the month was over and I was creating a splashy patterned background for the free digital wallpaper for March 2018. I'm starting to feel the stirrings of Spring and basking in every moment of sun that I can to get over the winter blues, and hopefully this beaut' will brighten up day, too. Grab this guy and plaster it all over the screens that you mindlessly look at every waking hour! Please share and enjoy!

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Crafting An Intentional Homepage

You don’t have to tell me twice, writing the content for your website is freaking hard. Where do you even start? What the heck do you put on the homepage? What even is a homepage? Helping clients with their website content and how they present it is something that I do every day, and when I see people struggling with their homepage all I want to do is pat them on the head and make it easier for them. So I’m sharing my basic method for crafting an intentional homepage. This is what I start with this as a template for each client that I work with and you can do the same.

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Free Wallpaper for February 2018

Anyone else feel like January has been dragging on for just about forever? I think there's something about coming down from the hustle + bustle of the holiday season and getting back to real life that makes everything feel just a little flat. I've been super busy wrapping up projects that had been put on hold for the holidays and starting some fun new ones, too, though. So I'm hoping for a fantastic February. Plus I took some time to reflect back on what worked + didn't work in 2017 and you can read that here if you're interested. But moving on...

I'm totally digging the new FREE digital wallpaper design for February! After the ditsy pattern and pastels in January, I wanted to take this month back to something classy and neutral. Gray is pretty much my favorite color (how boring is that?!) and I'm continuing to practice my hand lettering skills each month. Let's start the new month off right and freshen up all those screens with this beauty. Please share and enjoy!

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A Look Back at 2017

At the end of every calendar year one of my favorite things to do is page back through the months and weeks of last year’s planner (yes I have a physical, paper planner and I’d be lost without it!). It's almost like going back through old journals from high school. Trying to decipher my shorthand and what the heck I was thinking at the time. So as I'm sitting here with last year's planner open looking at all my handwritten to-do lists and meeting notes from the past year, I’m reflecting and I thought I'd take this time to jot it all down and share it with all y'all. I was inspired by one of my favorite newsletterers, Paul Jarvis (who faithfully delivers his every Sunday to my inbox) to do a state-of-the-union-style recap — so here we go!

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Free Wallpaper for January 2018

Big changes are happening over here! In case you didn't notice, things are looking a bit different around the Six Leaf website. I spent the bulk of December scrambling to finish my brand + web redesign to launch in 2018 and have been bustin' my butt these last few days putting it all together. Have a look around and let me know what you think!

But more importantly, the new FREE wallpaper design for January is here and it's full of whimsical fun with this ditsy lil' snowflake pattern and hand-lettering. These pastels have got me all googley-eyed and I can't wait to see this on all y'all's digital devices this month. Slap this baby on your screens to start your new year off on the right foot and let's make 2018 one of the best years ever! Please share and enjoy!

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