Featured Non-Profit: Children’s Hunger Project

A charitable organization devoted to providing Brevard County Public School children with food packets for the weekends, The Children’s Hunger Project prevents local students from going hungry. Filling the gap between school-provided breakfasts and lunches Monday through Friday, children in need receive nutritious items to take home in their backpacks which they enjoy and can eat without the need for cooking or preparation from an adult. 

Known as the Brevard County Backpack Program, this non-profit, in conjunction with Teachers and Staff, makes it possible for elementary-aged children to thrive and succeed both inside and outside the classroom. See Rock Paper Simple’s entire non-profit portfolio or read our Children’s Hunger Project website project summary.

 

You Rock Award 2022

Each month, a Rock Paper Simple team member gets the honor of getting the You Rock Award. Selected by the last team member who won, a custom-made presentation (of an extremely creative nature) led to transferring the title and the magnificent You Rock trophy. Here’s a recap of this quarter’s really, really awesome You Rock recipients. 

January 2022

The You Rock Award is passed from team member to team member each month and is a fun way for us to recognize each other and our accomplishments. Web Developer Tom Affeld selected Josh Painter, our Lead Videographer for January!

Tom created a custom Youtube video for the award handoff and kept the office guessing the entire time. His sentiments expressed his appreciation for Josh’s new role and responsibilities as the Team Lead of the video and photo department. Congrats, and keep up the great work, Josh!

February 2022

Josh Painter presented February’s award with a fun matching game featuring other famous people named Josh! The game was a fun and engaging way to get our team involved and helped lead up to the big reveal. Congratulations Joshua!

Josh spoke fondly about this month’s You Rock Award recipient, “I chose to give this award to our Head Honcho, Joshua Adams, because of his leadership and hard work. He creates a fun, professional culture here at Rock Paper Simple, and that helps us to achieve the best that we can. Thanks for all you do Joshua and I’m looking forward to where you lead our team!”

March 2022

Joshua then passed along the honor to our newest Marketing Manager, Katie Holm, who has truly embodied the Rock Paper Simple spirit in all she does. Our Head Honcho said, “It’s super hard, in my position, to pass along the You Rock Award, because I see so much good work and great people doing awesome things that it can be a challenge for me to choose. I did finally make my decision because not only has this person contributed so much to the team and reflected our core values of Own It, Continuously Learning, Team First and Do The Right Thing, but she has also done it all in a relatively short period of time. Thank you, Katie Holm for being a team player, for owning what we’ve thrown at you, for adapting along the way and for working with me to do right by our clients. You Rock!”

Featured Client: All Points

Launched in mid-September, the All Points, LLC website project from Rock Paper Simple accurately conveys them as a leader in technology and engineering designs for space exploration and national defense who provide customers and partners with proven, forward-thinking, innovative solutions. Working under government contract vehicles, All Points, LLC’s efforts are driven by unique requests and short-notice deadlines. They include capabilities such as engineering, software, IT, cyber security, modeling and simulation, and integrated logistics. Their acquisitions, technology, and business experts in Merritt Island solutionize dynamic technical services in the highest risk environments under mission-critical constraints. Partnering with MARS Suite to revolutionize cyber risk management, our team also built a landing page for the All Points, LLC team to tie the two together.

   

 

Rock Paper Simple Open House 2022

To celebrate our new Brevard County-based business location, the team at Rock Paper Simple held a public ribbon-cutting ceremony complete with food, drink, and games on March 22, 2022. The event lasted three and a half hours, and we all had so much fun! Woo hoo!

We’d like to extend a huge thanks to everyone who came out and showed their support. Past, present, and future clients, team members, family, friends, and neighbors were all welcome. They were co-mingling amongst the orange and grey decorations and local organizations, including the Brevard County Chambers of Commerce, The Children’s Hunger Project, Brevard Family Partnership, and New Life Mission.

Before the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon at 6:00 pm, Chaplain Pete from Marketplace Chaplains blessed the ongoings with a prayer, which was followed by an introduction from Michael Ayers, President, and CEO of the Melbourne Regional Chamber. Our Head Honcho Joshua Adams made a heartfelt speech explaining the history of the business and his love for his wife and community. Then he cut the ribbon to our new office in true Rock Paper Simple style, with a pair of oversized scissors and an orange ribbon held by the whole team. 

During the open house event, we officially marked the occasion with team-guided office tours, on-brand cupcakes, sandwiches, hor d’oeuvres, a dress-up photo booth, hula hoops, giant connect four, ax throwing, and live music from Honeycutt LIVE. Many attendees also entered a raffle to win prizes such as a Grogu Chia Pet, with the grand prize being a series of ten professional headshots. 

The relocation to a larger space reflects our commitment to meeting our marketing partners’ needs, including hosting video and photoshoots in-house at our 1,200 square foot studio space. Awesome! Additionally, the more spacious office allows us to house a more extensive Creative and Marketing Team. 

Couldn’t make it out to the event? No worries! Make an appointment with your Marketing Manager to come and see us at our centrally located office in the Gateway Business Center at 1335 Gateway Dr. Suite 2007, Melbourne, FL 32901, or give us a call at (321) 626-2172 to book your Discovery Session.

How to Control Website Typography Using the CSS Font Editor

One question you may find yourself asking is, “Why does font matter?” Does the way that words appear on your website have that big of an impact on your business? The short answer is, yes. 

Images and words are the main elements of your website. How they are presented to your general audience can have a significant effect on your overall style and how effective your site is as well. Your voice and tone for your business are unique and should be reflected in every aspect of your website. Your site is your own, and so is the font that you choose for it.

Additionally, font is not simply about style. It is also selected out of consideration of your audience. Some future clients may look at your font to determine professional quality, and more mature viewers will appreciate a larger and more bold font. You want to take the full spectrum of your business and clients into account when designing your website, and here’s how to get started.

A recently added feature to Chrome Dev Tools provides developers with a much-needed font properties panel that allows font adjustments on the fly. This new panel streamlines some of the most common font properties, saving designers and developers some typing time. With it, a developer can quickly adjust the desired font size, weight, line height, and spacing without needing to type in any CSS properties manually. 

How to Enable the Feature

You can enable this feature, via the Experiments Panel in Chrome Dev Tools.

  1. From DevTools, enter Cmd + Shift + P > Show Experiments.
  2. Type in font in the Experiments Filter box.
  3. Enable the Font Editor Experiment.

How to Use This Feature

Follow these steps to use the font editor:

  1. Inspect the desired text with Chrome Dev Tools.
  2. Click on the Font Editor icon within the Styles Pane (marked the double-A icon).
  3. Adjust your font properties and watch as your page updates in real-time.

Now that you have all this information, you may be asking yourself, “What now?” You understand how the design of your website and font of its content affects your business and clients, but now you need to apply this information. Perhaps you don’t feel confident enough to undertake this task of font control, or maybe you don’t have an IT department to manage it for you.

If you feel any of these concerns, don’t worry. Rock Paper Simple is here to help you. We have worked with many businesses to help create and maintain successful websites that draw the attention of potential clients. We are capable of customizing each site to the specific wants and needs of the owner, and we ensure quality results. 

We and our highly experienced IT and web design team will work diligently alongside your business to give you the perfect font to suit your website’s style and audience convenience. Rock Paper Simple wants to see your business thrive, and we have the drive and skills to see that happen.