10 Questions You Must Ask a Freelance Website Designer


Are you searching for the perfect fit for your website design & development needs? Although I don’t *really* understand the headache that may be involved in your search, I do know some great questions to ask a prospective freelance web designer. There seems to be an extension of trust which is granted by choosing a freelance web designer, and I understand that. Here are 10 great questions you must ask a freelance website designer before deciding if they are right for you! What are your typical days & hours of... Read The Rest →

Setting up IPN on PayPal


If I’m working on your WordPress site, and you would like to take payments – we typically use PayPal to handle the transaction. Sometimes my website clients would rather do the PayPal setup on their own – and here’s the steps to do so: Login to paypal Click My Account Hover over Profile Select My Selling Tools Under “Getting paid and managing my risk” select update on “Instant Payment Notifications” Click the Choose IPN Settings Paste in the notification URL that I have provided to you Select radio button “Receive... Read The Rest →

Top 5 Reasons People Switch Designers / Developers / Strategists

I feel pain for some of my prospective clients when I first chat with them – about how they were let down from a previous web person. I then explain what makes me different, and my standards of communication, efficiency and affordability. Read below to see some of the hardships my clients have dealt with in the past. I saved the best (worst) for last! 5. They fired me. Really! 4. They simply couldn’t understand what I needed, my business goals and the overall look & feel of the website... Read The Rest →

What is a Full-Span Approach to Website Design & Development?


I pride myself on taking a full-span approach to your website needs. What I’ve learned over the years, is that my clients don’t typically need just a website design, or a few quick updates. They need guidance, ideas and development of a web presence that will help their business or non-profit grow. There are so many more things that go into a website than an aesthetically pleasing design. Here are a few important factors I strive to acheive with each web project I design, develop or maintain. Useable: Visitors need... Read The Rest →

What is WordPress? My Answers to Your Questions.

Whether I suggest using WordPress to my client – or they already know its awesomeness, 90% of the sites I develop are on the WordPress platform. Here are some of the most common questions I’m asked regarding WordPress. What is WordPress? Technical lingo: WordPress is a powerful open-source content management system (CMS) which is powered by PHP and MySQL. It’s a hosted web application and features a publishing platform and a rich plugin architecture. For the common folk: WordPress is much like software which I install on your hosting account,... Read The Rest →

Facebook Cover Photo Dimensions and Examples

Are you using Facebook for your business? Do you need to update your existing Facebook page with a cover photo? Follow these simple tips for an effective Facebook cover photo. A Facebook cover photo can be seen by anyone visiting your  page, regardless if they like your page, or if they are logged in / out of Facebook. Size: The graphic should be 851 pixels wide by 315 pixels high. If you upload a smaller image, it will get stretched to fit those dimensions – which can result in a... Read The Rest →

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