OT: Save TX Schools

I try to keep my blog posts focused on web sites, but sometimes, I just have to stray a bit. When it is really important. And this is REALLY important. And actually, when you get down to it, there ARE 2 websites involved, and I did create both of them. So perhaps I have not… Read more »

New(ish) Sites

I am bound and determined to get this updated with all of my latest projects – some of these are a few months old, but I don’t want to neglect anyone. Comforts of Home http://comfortsofhomeshop.com I originally did the web site for this Elko, Nevada-based retailer way back in 2006. As you may have noticed,… Read more »

So What’s New?

As usual, I have let my “New Sites” update wait for far too long and thus I have far too many for one post. Check back for another installment soon . . . Following are some of the web sites I have had the privilege to build over the last few months. Every single one… Read more »

WordPress Strikes Again (Part 3 of 3)

Gwendolyn Zepeda


Gwendolyn Zepeda is a Latina author who has published 3 novels and 2 award-winning bilingual picture books. She provided the photo for the home page, which is overlaid with rotating quotes from reviews of her work. She wanted clean and simple. With her previous site, the blog was at a separate location with a different design, so we brought it all together into one site to make it all more cohesive and easier for her to manage.

WordPress Strikes Again (Part 2 of 3)

Picking up where I left off in Part 1: Lo and Behold Antiques http://loandbeholdantiques.com/ Lo and Behold owner Mike Mller scours the country for all objects odd, mysterious, fun, and unusual. Since his inventory changes often, he needed it be be easy for him to update his slideshows. He wanted this site to be driven… Read more »

WordPress Strikes Again (Part 1 of 3)

A month or so ago, I proposed to a potential client that we build her site in WordPress, and she bluntly replied, “Absolutely not! I do NOT want a blog. I just want to be able to edit my own content.” To which I repeated “Then let’s build it in WordPress.” I keep beating the… Read more »

Writing Web Content 101

Make your web site work for you with great, concise content – get the traffic you need, keep people on your site longer, and lead them directly to the action you want them to take – whether it is buying your product, attending your event, reading your writing, or washing your dog.

Backup Backup Backup!

I have become a little obsessed lately with backing up my stuff. If something were to happen to my computer (in a house with 2 kids and 2 pets and 2 ill-coordinated adults, it is always a possibility) I need to be double and triple sure that I can get all of my stuff back…. Read more »

Portfolio Update and New Sites

I had some free time this morning and finally updated my portfolio with some of the sites I have had the privilege to build over the past few months. Today I wanted to feature 5 of my newest WordPress sites: Austin Craft Mafia The ladies at Austin Craft Mafia wanted a clean, open design that… Read more »

The Meeting Question

I figure while I am using this blog to answer frequently asked questions in detail, I should try to thoroughly tackle the one that seems to be a small stumbling block for some people. It gets asked less and less and causes confusion less and less as every year goes by, but it still comes… Read more »

Barter and Pro Bono

Maybe because of the rough economy, maybe just the luck of the draw, I have been getting tons of requests lately to do sites for barter or pro bono. Which means I have been spending a lot of time feeling really guilty, because 99.9% of the time, my answer to these requests is going to… Read more »

Four Ways to Waste Four Seconds

Important Fact: Most web surfers will give a web page only 4 seconds before they decide whether to stay and explore your site or leave. Some web designers will give their clients whatever they want with no question. Sounds ideal? Not necessarily. If what you want will actually drive people AWAY from your site instead… Read more »