Web Site Design

Why You Should Avoid PopUps on Your WebSite

I’m sure you’ve been there … gone to a website and had one or more windows pop up in your face without having been prompted by you clicking something?
They pop up, they dance, they flash, they slide in, they wiggle, they float in from one side of the page and float out the other, they drop from nowhere out of cyberspace. Some are small and some take up half your screen. Some talk to you and/or play ghastly music at earsplitting volume. You can’t click the Close Window button or attempt to turn down the volume […]

My MUST HAVE WordPress Plugins

18.07.2010
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When you install WordPress, you’re installing what I call an enhanced version of a bare-bones blog and a Content Management System. This is one reason that WordPress is so popular. The default install gives you the basic system and some additional goodies. From this point on the sky’s the limit! You can customize to your heart’s content with add-ons called plugins. If you’re PHP savvy you can even modify existing plugins or create your own! If you’re not into PHP, there are plenty of developers out there you can hire to do some […]

Someone Stole My Website Content!

19.05.2010
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I’m a bit outraged right now. Let me rephrase that. I’m more than a bit … I’m totally and absolutely outraged. I found that two other designers have stolen entire pages of my web site content and put it on their sites. You’d think I’d be flattered, after all someone thought enough of my content to literally steal it word for word. They didn’t even bother to try to rewrite it so that their words come from their own hearts and minds.

Well, I’m not flattered. Stealing content from another […]

Themes, Templates, Coloring Books and Christmas Trees

29.03.2010
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The thought came to me the other day that customizing a pre-made CMS theme is like coloring in a coloring book! You can take a page in a coloring book and color it any way you want to. There’s no law that says you have to make polka dots on a clown costume, you can make stripes if you want to. Who said the child’s smiling face on page 10 has to be colored in peachy flesh tones? A child with an active imagination might color a face lavender or bright green. Maybe he sees the child […]