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WordPress: Confusion between .com and .org

I once got an email from a women asking for help with fixing her WordPress website. She said her website content disappeared, her whole site looked different now, and her login didn’t work. I went to her URL and saw a generic WordPress install. After some back and forth communication with her, I quickly realized what had happened.… Continue Reading


How to Choose the Right Images for Your Website

Contrary to popular internet “statistics”, there is no research to back up that humans process visuals 60,000 times faster than text (and here’s a fun blog post that exposes this), but there is a legit body of research that points to the fact that visual cues help us to better retrieve and remember information.… Continue Reading


How to Solve the Problems with Your DIY Website

They all told you that you needed a website. If you had one, you could show off your business, explain what you do, and hopefully, attract more clients. You thought it would be easy. After all, content management systems like WordPress and website builders like Wix should make the process more doable, right?… Continue Reading


4 Sure Fire Ways to Stop Fearing Web Designers

Web design is a difficult, time-consuming task for business owners who are focused on all the daily tasks of running a small to medium company. Yet, it can be a bit scary to think about hiring a web designer to do the work for you. After all, you are putting your success in the hands of someone outside your organization – someone who may not be exactly proficient at web design.… Continue Reading


Why you should care about the speed of your website.

I’ll cut right to the chase. The two big reasons you want your website to be fast are:

#1, Because Google likes it and #2, because your visitors also like it.

Now, let’s take a little closer look at both of these. 

Google is the Tom Cruise of search engines … it feels the need for speed.

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Think DIY logo generators are a good idea?

You may wonder how a professional designer would even know there is such a thing as DIY logo generators. It’s kind of like how you know snakes exist. They’re out there, hiding under rocks and such and you know if you go messing with them there’s a chance you’ll get bit. … Continue Reading


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