Update your Plugins – VERY IMPORTANT!

There have been some recent and VERY IMPORTANT security updates to some popular Wordpress plugins – including: Jetpack WordPress SEO Google Analytics by Yoast All In one SEO Gravity Forms Multiple Plugins from Easy Digital Downloads UpdraftPlus WP-E-Commerce WPTouch Download Monitor Related Posts for WordPress My Calendar P3 Profiler Give Multiple iThemes products including Builder and Exchange Broken-Link-Checker… Read more »

WordPress.com vs WordPress.org

When I tell prospective clients that I build all sites with WordPress, a fair number of them go to WordPress.com to research, which is smart! Research is good. Except . . . WordPress.com is not what I use. There are two different flavors of WordPress — they are both similar, created by the same people, and the… Read more »

Why I LOVE WP Engine

First, a little disclaimer, to keep my conscience clear. There are some links to WP Engine below, and they are affiliate links – meaning if you click on one and you end up buying hosting, I get a little bit of cash for referring you. But please don’t let that deter you – if you… Read more »

Who Doesn’t Love a Makeover?

As I explained in my blog post “How Often Should You Redo Your Web Site?“, there really is a shelf-life on websites – just like clothing styles, web designs can start to look dated after a number of years, but there are lots of other reasons to start fresh. Maybe your business has changed, maybe… Read more »

Collaborative Projects

For most of my projects, I both design and build the site, but I also work with several designers who create beautiful designs and need someone to bring those designs to life! I don’t add these sites to my portfolio because I don’t want to misrepresent them as my own design work, but they definitely… Read more »

Featured Site: Turning Point

Mary Moore, LCSW, L.Ac, MSOM, provides a wide range of services, including acupuncture, psychotherapy, medical hypnoanalysis, and more. She needed a site that would make it easy to showcase everything she is able to provide for her clients, in a a beautiful and sophisticated design. I love the way this site turned out.  

Featured Site: Austin Veggie Chef

Leslie Haak is the head chef and owner of Austin Veggie Chef – which offers upscale personal chef services, catering, private dinners, commercial dehydrator foods and health coaching in Austin, Texas. She needed a new web design that featured their biggest asset – their food! We chose colors and typography to evoke images of healthy,… Read more »

Featured Site: Allan Hugh Cole

Allan Hugh Cole is a pastoral theologian and author of 7 books. He had a WordPress.com site, and was looking for something equally as easy to update, but more attractive and flexible. He wanted a clean, simple design that highlighted his books. I created a new design for him in calming colors with simple white… Read more »

Featured Site: Shana Burg

I love doing author sites! Shana Burg is an Austin-based writer who has a new book coming out set in Africa. Her previous web site has grown out of control and become hard to manage, and did not represent her latest work well. Shana sent me a link to the image of the African animals,… Read more »

Featured Site: St. Mark’s

I always love doing a web site for a place that I drive past every day – I don’t even know why. St. Mark’s Episcopal is right down the street from my kids’ school, so I was excited to create a new web site for them. Their existing site was difficult to navigate, and harder… Read more »

Featured Site: Laura McDowell-Salcedo

Laura McDowell-Salcedo is an austin-based psychotherapist who had never had a web site. She knew she wanted something calming and clean but with an interesting design. She showed me the pinwheel style slideshow on another site, which was something I hadn’t done before – but I love to learn new tricks. I love how the… Read more »

Featured Site: Borskey Government Relations

Mark Borskey is a government affairs consultant. He needed a web site that firmly established him as a professional expert in his field in Austin. Capitol building photos, reds and blues, and a clean, polished layout achieve the tone and style that matches his practice.