Whiteboard Session: 3 SEO Must Haves

Whiteboard Session: 3 SEO Must Haves

I have had a number of clients asking questions about a SEO. [twitter_pullquote]This is a short video to discuss the three most important things I think every SEO endeavor should have. [/twitter_pullquote]This is a way to show you just the basics of what you need in...
3 Web Design Security Tips

3 Web Design Security Tips

Security is important and most times an after thought. One only needs to look at the debacle of Neiman Marcus or Target just recently to see why security should matter at the code level for web developers. As a side note, these companies are in good (or bad) company...
Say Hello to Bits WP Theme

Say Hello to Bits WP Theme

We created a theme based on a timeline. There are a number of themes that kinda do what this does, but we add JS files and responsive layers that makes this an excellent theme choice for journalists, project managers, project portals etc. Here’s what the...
HealthCare.gov Review

HealthCare.gov Review

This is a short review of HealthCare.gov from a perspective of a Web Designer. My opinion is based on 20 years of in the trenches web design work. This is not a political post and this is not a political blog. This is one man’s understanding of technology, how...
5 Tips for Hiring a Web Designer

5 Tips for Hiring a Web Designer

I created a short video discussing how to hire a web designer. After watching a video on YouTube from the client perspective I thought some tips from the vendor perspective would be helpful as well. The biggest point of my video is you need to be able to trust your...
WP Framework Update 2.1.4

WP Framework Update 2.1.4

We are currently making major updates to the Simon WP Framework. Before rolling out the major updates we will be rolling out smaller updates of which this is one. You can download either in the WordPress Repository or here.
Web Design Ethics

Web Design Ethics

This is this is a quick post to discuss web design ethics, how it affects you the designer, how it affects your client, and why ethics matter. Ethics is important is especially online where it seems that everything goes and clients are completely surrounded by...
Pressgram vs Instagram

Pressgram vs Instagram

Pressgram vs Instagram, who is better? Pressgram has been launched and is currently available for download. Pressgram is a photo sharing app made especially for WordPress users and created by John Saddington. John has an amazing vision for this app. There are many...
Created WordPress Post Format Icons

Created WordPress Post Format Icons

Was working on updates to Simon WP Framework and I created icons for update 2.1.3. The icons are available for download as vectors should any wp framework users want to change the color of the icons or use the icons for other projects. You are free to use the...
WP Framework Update 2.1.3

WP Framework Update 2.1.3

Above we created a quick video and review of WP Framework update to 2.1.3. We discuss why our framework is different. What free should really mean and the actual code changes. Update points: Post Formats, Get_Template_Part(), and Minor Typography changes. Should you...
Woo Pricing Revisited

Woo Pricing Revisited

Was listening to the DradCast Episode 021. This is a late response. Love listening to these guys that love WP. I wrote a post recently about the pricing updates over at Woo. I must say I was a bit disappointed hearing what they were saying or at least the tone. The...
What is a Grid System?

What is a Grid System?

This is a brief overview of Grid System and why this matters. What is a Grid System? Grid Systems were originally used in print design to create layouts. So for example, if you had a magazine spread to create you would sketch it out in a grid and use that grid system...
The Hybrid Designer

The Hybrid Designer

What is a “designer”? And how did we get here from print to web. Here’s a short view of the changes in the design workforce from my perspective and as a result the hybrid designer. Scope Changes to the Workforce There was a change in business needs...
Star with the Why

Star with the Why

This TED talk changed the way I look at Information Architecture, Online Marketing, and Business in general. Starting with the why is important, because when you talk about what you believe you will attract those that believe in what you believe. “People...
Why doesn’t everybody have good design?

Why doesn’t everybody have good design?

I think the biggest problem is understanding that good design isn’t how something looks, but how it works as a whole. We have all heard that, yet there are a very small group of F500s that actually live by that everyday. And I think that’s generational...
WooThemes Pricing

WooThemes Pricing

“Money, it’s a gas Grab that cash with both hands And make a stash” – Pink Floyd If you have had you ear to the WordPress train tracks you’ve probably heard about WooThemes pricing issues. Let’s talk the basics. In business there is...
FlexGrid CSS Intro

FlexGrid CSS Intro

Put up an intro video explaining the what and how of FlexGrid CSS. It’s a short intro, but FlexGrid CSS is very easy to understand and use. And most, importantly FlexGrid is very light at 4kb. Flex Grid is a percentage based CSS Grid Framework. It’s light,...
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