Resource Library

the tonic site shop

Managing an online presence is hard work and building your website can be overwhelming. We totally get that, but GREAT NEWS! We're here to help, and so are some of our awesome industry friends. We've curated a bunch of helpful resources below to help bring your dream website into reality. 

Tonic Education

After a decade designing websites for some of the leading creatives in various industries, we've learned a few things along the way. How to create content that connects, curate the perfect image set for your portfolio, use your website to build an email list, reach your ideal client, and etc. While we may be hoarders of quinoa and glassware, we kinda like to share what we've learned in hopes that it may help you stave off any of the missteps we've taken as we've grown our own brand. So we're serving up podcast interviews, blog articles and even a some quick and dirty Tonic Tips to help you level-up your website right now. 

Popular posts on the tONIC BLog:

How to Customize Your Gmail Email Signature in Three Minutes 

Designer Secrets to a Top Shelf About Section

5 Ways to Make Your Website Better Right Now

Our Favorite Branding Tool — The Brand Interview 

with Jen Olmstead & Jeff Shipley

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First, you buy your dream site. Then what? Here in the Tonic Resource Library, we're here to help. Pull up a stool to learn all about Site Mixology, get expert design help from Jen & Jeff and watch a curated set of tutorials from us + our friends at Showit.


Because we love you so much, we sat down and filmed a "welcome to TONIC" video for you with our faces in it. Watch for a tour of Showit, a few designer tips and tricks and some general how-tos to get started on creating the website of your dreams.

First things  first

Getting Started

How your blog template works with Wordpress and Showit. (It's not that hard, we swear!)

Wordpress & Showit

showit 101

The best part of Showit mobile is that you can edit it side by side with your desktop site and pair down the content as needed simply by hiding what you don't want to show on mobile. 

How to Edit Your Mobile Site

showit 101

Want your Instagram footer to be an actual live feed instead of a curated image set? Watch this video to learn how to embed a widget from Lightwidget to your site. 

How to Add a Live Instagram Feed

showit 101

Tonic Galleries are alllll about showcasing your work at its best and we've included at least 4 gallery types in all of our Top Shelf designs. Our Neat sites have at least 2 types included. Watch this video to learn out to select your gallery type, duplicate and link your navigation accordingly. 

Tonic Galleries 101

showit 101

Our best tips and tricks on how to add video highlights into header and/or other background canvases AND how to embed a longer-form videos via the YouTube/Vimeo widget. 

How to Add Videos

showit 101

All things pages — Learn how to duplicate pages, set up click actions to pages, how to delete pages and re-add pages from "My Library" tab, and etc. 

How to Work with Pages

showit 101

General Showit Tutorials

Learn Showit in less than 30 minutes. WHAAAAAT?!

Plus there's so many more great videos for Showit basics in the "Showit 101 Course." Head there for even more.

Images & Copywriting

content creation

And the two of those things paired with beautiful design and quality work / offerings ensures that it connects with your ideal prospects and converts them into paying clients. Great content is a total game-changer and yet we know how hard that part of the process creating all of it can be.

So we've carefully curated a list of copywriters who offer personalized services, sources for stock photography, and various educational resources we love to help you create content that connects and converts. Unsure what you need? Email us for a personal recommendation.

Imagery and copy are two of most important parts of building a  badass website and truly what brings your website to life.

The Tonic Toolbox

apps + tools


We can't wait to party with you!

Oh hey, YOU DID IT. Take a minute celebrate the fact that you finally have a website you (and your dream clients) love. Aaaaand to tag us on social and use the #toniclaunch hash tag to let us know you're live so we can celebrate + add you to the TONIC Showcase!


Need something

We're always here to help make you get your dream website live and online, so if there's anything else we can do to help make that happen, please don't hesitate to reach out. 

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