Welcome to XOMISSE
A full service design studio specialized in brand identity, web design and development. We love working with creative individuals and businesses from all over the world, and understand the importance of having a site that truly reflects you. Our goal is to make that happen by creating a beautiful functional space for your awesome content that helps you stand out from the crowd!
Tell your unique story through a visual brand identity system with all the elements you need to grow your blog/business.
Transition your fresh branding to the web in a strategic way that really represents you and promotes your best work.
Ensure the best experience for you and your audience, by turning that beautiful design into a live functional design.
Our Latest Work
Elaine just gets it. You send a request and she does it - she's quick and she's meticulous, too. She also simplifies the complicated - turning potentially overwhelming digital language into terms one can understand. The work Elaine did for the Blogosphere site was fantastic. Traffic has soared and the amount of returning users has trebled. Thoroughly enjoyable and seamless process.
Blogosphere Magazine - blogospheremagazine.com
It was an absolute pleasure working with Elaine. She is extremely professional and has great vision. Her working relationship and customer service is like no other!! I would have paid double for the amazing service I received.
Jackie - stylemepetite.com
It was a real pleasure working with XOMISSE for the development of my blog design and I couldn’t be happier with the result. Elaine was able to answer all of my questions with details and optional solutions for design problems.
Liana - thelandoflavish.com
Recently on the Blog
The difference between hosted and self-hosted blogging platforms
Today I wanted to talk about a topic that can be confusing when you first decide to start a blog – the initial setup. You’ll read things about free blogging platforms, self-hosted platforms, domains and hosting and the many differences between them. This post will explain all that! I’ve actually had this in my drafts since March 2015 after a #lbloggers chat on Twitter. During that chat (and a few different chats since) there was a lot of confusion about the different blogging platforms, the two versions of WordPress and being self-hosted versus having a custom domain name, with a
Hosting 101: complete guide to purchasing hosting for your blog
Following on from my post explaining domains, this post is all about web hosting. Hosting is one of the most important things when launching a site. It can be incredibly intimidating and overwhelming trying to figure out, especially when you’re just getting started. This will a long post, as I want to carefully explain each aspect. Hopefully this will help you make that important decision of where and what to purchase when it comes to your site hosting. What is web hosting? When do I need it? The simplest way to explain hosting is as storage space for your site.
How to Add Numbered Pagination to Blogger
Bloggers standard pagination allows readers to browse through your blog page by page using older/newer or previous/next navigation. This post will show you how to add a numbered pagination instead, replacing the older/newer pagination with a numeric navigation allowing users to jump through pages. Installing Numbered pagination on Blogger Before going any further, make sure to backup your Blogger template. 1. Styling The Pagination Firstly we’ll add the styling to the CSS. To do so, go to Template > Edit HTML and search for ]]></b:skin>. If you’re having trouble finding it check this tutorial. Just above the ]]></b:skin> tag paste
Domains 101: complete guide to purchasing a domain for your blog
Continuing on from last weeks post today I’m going to talk about domains – what they are, when/why you need one and where to purchase from. What is a domain name? A domain name is the web address or part of the URL that you see in the search bar of your web browser. They are used to easily identify pages on the web. Registering a domain connects that unique address you’ve chosen with the specific IP addresses on the server where your site is hosted. Domains are made up of several levels, usually determined by the number of dots
What is domain privacy protection and why you need it
How many of you have purchased your own domain name? If you have, did you know that your personal information could be publicly available to anyone? This post will explain what a private domain is and how to make sure you protect your personal information. What is a Private Domain? WHOIS is an organisation that manages all data regarding domain registration. This data includes information about the domain buyer and registration details such as the registrar company and the purchase, renewal and expiry dates. When you register a domain name, the registrar is required to report specific information and make this publicly available
Card based blog design – how to divide each post into a separate box on Blogger
Card-based layouts are becoming increasingly popular across the web, with many popular sites like Pinterest, Dribble and Google+ adapting the style. They are usually presented in a grid or list, showing a summary of information that is easy to scan. This makes them perfect for displaying blog posts. This post will explain the basic method of creating a card-based design and show you how to divide your blog posts on Blogger into separate “boxes”. The Card Based Blog Layout This is a simple design to achieve once you know the structure of your blog post area. Instead of adding the