Getting sued for trying to be responsible with your website, made easy!
What is an overlay? An overlay is a magic spell that a fairy casts on your website to make all your accessibility problems disappear. Except that it isn’t magical. It is a lie. And there is no fairy. Functionally, an overlay is a widget or plugin installed on your website. It promises to repair your…Read More
How to use the Colour Contrast Analyser to Check your Website and Screen Documents for Accessibility Color Usage
What is color contrast and why is it important? Color contrast is the relationship between two colors when they are next-to or on-top-of each other. Great contrast is readable. Poor contrast is not. You probably never gave it much thought but there is a reason that a stop sign is red with white lettering —…Read More
Accessibility: How to Stop Leaving Potential Customers’ Money on the Floor… and Not Be an Ass at the Same Time!
What is Accessibility and Why Does it Matter to Your Business? At root, Accessibility is about showing customers you care about them and extending a welcome mat to people want to spend money with you, but may not feel like their needs are adequately addressed enough to do so. I think everyone understands that your…Read More
Why I’m Increasing My Full Website Development Prices
NOTE: if you are looking for the Accessibility article, you can find it here. I made a mistake in my newsletter with the link. It’s 2022 (where does the time go!), and with the new year often comes an increase in price. The problem is, you don’t know the price increase is coming. Businesses will…Read More
6 Common Bloopers Businesses Make When Hiring a Web Designer
If you’re looking to build a new website then you’re in the right place. I love helping businesses build a great website so they can attract more customers and relieve some of the tedium that comes with running your own business. Before you jump right into building your own website, here are some of the…Read More
I’m a Wizard, Harry!
I was recently bestowed the honor of being the Wizard of the Week at GravityWiz. GravityWiz makes a set of tools called “Gravity Perks” to extend the power of GravityForm (a fantastic form builder). It does all KINDS of neat building block things. I have been a licensed user for both products for years now.…Read More
Mrs. Bzzz Pest and Termite Solutions
I recently had the pleasure of working with Mrs. Bzzz Pest and Termite Solutions to create some new branding. Mrs. Bzzz came to me with an initial request for creating some eye-catching truck wraps for their vehicles. When a client’s company name has a sense of humor you know it has the potential to be an…Read More
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 What a beautiful and potentially self-serving question. There are several things you can look at to determine the quality of a designer.…Read More
7 ideas to improve your client’s experience on your website
Back in the day, I used the yellow pages to find the type of business I needed. There were usually a lot of choices. I tended to pick the best looking ad that seemed the friendliest. Today, I use Google or ask my online friends for recommendations and I usually end up with a pretty…Read More
Could you use a booking program on your website?
Do you spend a lot of time making appointments for phone calls and meetings? A few years ago I realized that I had a pain threshold regarding making appointments with clients. After an email or two, they would want a meeting or a phone appointment. Then they would want to know what times I had…Read More
Improve Your Website Contact Form
Your contact form is a crucial part of your website. As your major source of connecting with clients, it is important to make sure your form is doing a good job. Periodically, you should apply a critical eye and see if it is working well and if you can improve upon it. Do you even…Read More
You Probably Want an SSL Certificate on Your Website
What is a security certificate? Security Certificates (SSL) are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. It’s a little like sealing a letter in an envelop…Read More