Who do you think you are?

Visit our IP info page to see your IP address, your current browser window size, and lots of other information that your browser shares with websites you visit. Why? Well, you almost never need to care about this, but sometimes—especially when trying to decipher server access of other issues—your IT person might ask you for your IP address or other information. So here you go.

 

Style Guide

Here is the style guide that we use for the content that we produce: Miller & Mattson Style Guide

 

PDF fixes

PDF is the the ubiquitous file format, but it is finicky as hell. I can get much done on a problem PDF using Acrobat Pro, but when I need to resize a PDF and don’t have access to the source files, I have had great success with the free DocuPub online utility.

 

Domain search and hosting

I use IONOS (formerly 1&1) for my domain searches and web hosting. I have about 20 domains and 6 websites through them. The link below is a referral link.

Link: IONOS*

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Stickers and buttons

I work with Stickermule for my stickers, decals, pins, magnets, and more for tradeshow giveaways and shipping supplies. I use them for many of my clients’ work as well as my own.

Link: Stickermule

Applicable blog post: Tradeshow Giveaways & Promotional Gifts

 

Fonts

I’m a bit of a font junkie, although some might say I am a font snob. My favorite place to browse and buy quality fonts is MyFonts. And don’t miss their What the Font service for identifying fonts you spot in the wild.

Link: MyFonts

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Print-on-demand books

Whether for self-publishing clients, my own books, or for client booklets and reference guides — I use both Lulu and KDP (formerly Createspace) for my print-on-demand book needs. 

Links: Lulu   KDP

Applicable blog post: Getting Started in Self-publishing

 

Tech editing reference

It’s very niche, but I find the collection of tech writing and tech editing topics on the Write the Docs site to be a good resource. It’s maybe a bit over technical for many writers and editors, but if you are working on technical specs or engineering docs, this may be just the place for you.

Link: Write The Docs

 

Shirts and other merch

When we want shirts, hats, notebooks, lanyards, or other such merchandise (merch) for tradeshows and other events, my go-to vendor is Tryad Solutions. I have never been disappointed by their quality, and my rep there practically feels like a part of my event team. From time to time I have sent bids to other vendors just to compare prices, and am always happy to see that my tried-and-true Tryad is the best option for my budget. If you need merch, Tryad is the company you should contact.

Link: Tryad Solutions (or send an email to Amy Martin)

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Color Scheme Designer

There are many free color scheme generators available online. After trying quite a few, I like Perbang the best. Its UI isn’t as slick as some others, but I think it is the most intuitive and useful, and they have an impressive array of additional color and other tools.

Link: PerbangColor Scheme Generator

Applicable blog post: Consistent Color = Brand Power

(I also sometimes use these: Color-Hex and ColorHexa)