Web Development

Do you really want a cheap “DIY Website”?

DIY Cheap Website

In this article, we will compare DIY web services with a custom site using WordPress. WordPress is probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today. It is very popular, and my clients love it. DIY website services, on the other hand, promise quick and easy websites that…

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Why you don’t want a canned theme for your website

I almost didn’t write this article. I didn’t want to introduce the idea of canned template themes. The last thing I want to do is advertise them to people and potential clients who didn’t know they exist — and it sounds self serving for me to tell you NOT to use them. But, it dawned on me…

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13 Web Design Trends for 2017

Web Trends

There is a constant list of web trends. Some are logic-based, while others are less so, and will become dated quickly. Below, are a collection of some trends that I think are good ones to watch for the upcoming year and consider for your website. Responsive Design: This means designing your site so that it…

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5 Reasons Not to Upload Videos on Your Web Site

Videos have become really popular on websites. Just take a quick look at Facebook or some of the websites you frequent and you’ll notice them. Videos are a great way to engage your audience. But, there are a five things you should know before you upload them to your website. Video Challenges 1. You will…

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Domain Name Gmail Tips

Here are some answers to common questions about your domain name gmail account: Where do I log in? Go to: accounts.google.com or mail.google.com Help! I lost my password. Go to: accounts.google.com or mail.google.com Click the “Need help?” icon. It will guide you to recover your password using your back up email address Why do I…

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A quick and simple image placeholder service

Web Developers Rejoice! My friend and fellow designer Chrystal found this great share! It’s a way for web developers to easily create placeholder images in our work. Just put your image size after their URL and you’ll get a placeholder. Like this: <img src=”http://placehold.it/350×150″> Brilliant! Go to their site!

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How to Pick a Good Designer

Question How do you judge the quality of a designer? They don’t have a typical résumé like a sales rep. I’m sure there’s more to it than “ooh, I like this website”. Answer I can’t believe I haven’t answered this before. What a beautiful and potentially self-serving question. There are several things you can look…

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Change a Script to Use the jQuery Library Included in WordPress

In your WordPress travels you may want to use some script that uses some external jQuery. The problem is if you ask the script to pull from an outside source (like Google) it can conflict with the jQuery you are using in WordPress. Instead of including jQuery yourself you need to ask WordPress to include…

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Get Help Now! Website Update

I’ve done a little updating to my site to make it easier for YOU to schedule MY time. Crazy right? I know. I live on the edge. I added a bright pink “Get Help Now!” button in the upper right so you can get to the things you need most often (like my phone number,…

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