Work Sample: Craigston Colorado

Craigston Colorado website screenshot

Craigston Colorado is a custom home-building and cabinetry business in Evergreen, Colorado. I was contacted by owner Tucker’s wife who wanted to surprise her husband with a new website for his birthday. The previous website for Craigston Colorado, although functional, had a very dated look, and it was not easy to make changes or add …

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Work Sample: Pittsbugh Toy Lending Library

screenshot of Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library website

The Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library is a wonderful and unusual place. It’s a place where you can go with your kids to play on the many toys that they have available – everything from trains to animals to play houses to blocks, large and small, and balls and riding things and climbing things and even …

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What Conversation is Your Website Having?

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When you are networking or speaking to a potential customer in person, you have the opportunity to engage them in a conversation and tell them about your services. On the internet, your website needs to have the conversation with them. To effectively plan the content for your site, you need to think about that conversation …

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Major WordPress Security Announcement!

If you have a WordPress website, please read this! I don’t want to seem melodramatic or anything, but if you have a WordPress website, you need to read this.  Over the last few weeks, some pretty serious security exploits have been announced, covering some very popular and major plugins (like WordPress SEO by Yoast, GravityForms, …

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Work Sample: Bloomfield Development

screen capture of Bloomfield Development Corporation in laptop screen

The Bloomfield Development Corporation is a community group focused on supporting, promoting and enhancing the residents of and businesses in Bloomfield neighborhood in Pittsburgh, PA. Their previous website was constructed using a hosting company site builder by a previous staff member. From a user perspective, the website was not responsive, hard to navigate and had scant …

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Look out world – she’s starting a podcast!

I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts lately while I work. I’m one of those people that can’t work in silence – the silence is actually distracting to me. So I work in coffee shops, or have the TV on in the background, or the radio, or, duh, podcasts. Listening to podcasts while I …

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Work Sample: Rima Sidhu

Screenshot of Rima Sidhu website in a laptop monitor

Rima had a fairly static website through a site builder tool from her hosting company. This tool did not make it easy to add new pages or make edits and, while she liked the overall design of the site, it was not mobile-responsive. My task here was to recreate her static site in a custom …

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Tool Review – PDFConvert.me

I have an issue that I’m assuming a lot of entrepreneurs have – or really anyone in business these days. I have a lot of email receipts from transactions and services that I subscribe to that I have to keep for tax purposes, but I don’t want to keep them all in my email for …

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Goodbye, 2014. Helloooo 2015!

It’s January again – how did that happen? Well, okay, I know how it happened, but it just doesn’t seem like enough time has gone by for the Earth to have gone ALL the way around the sun again. But it has, and now is the perfect time to set yourself up for a great, productive …

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Protecting your WordPress site with iThemes Security

WordPress powers nearly 25% of the world’s websites – that’s a lot of websites! Because of the popularity of WordPress, it has become a popular target of hackers and spammers. If you have a WordPress website and want to protect your investment (time and money involved in building your site), it is critical that you …

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Google Authorship: Gone but should it be forgotten?

About a year or so ago, I noticed a lot of webby bloggers talking a lot about Google Authorship – how to set it up on your site, the benefits, the pitfalls of incorrect configuration, all kinds of stuff. I investigated a bit, since I wasn’t terribly familiar with it, and was intrigued with the …

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Save Facebook posts for later review.

It never fails – I’m scrolling through my Facebook stream and I see an article that I want to read, but know I don’t have time to read it just then. Sometimes I take a screenshot, so I can go back to the Page or Profile that posted it to find it later. Sometimes I …

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Work Sample: DanaFortier.com Relaunch

danafortier.com - legal virtual assistant

Dana is one of my best friends, so when she needed a new website to re-launch her legal virtual assistance practice, of course I helped her. As she’s one of my best friends, I know that Dana likes simple. Even some of the more basic content/sidebar layouts are more cluttered than she likes. So when …

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Why should I use WordPress?

I got an email from a copy-writer that I know the other day, and it seemed like a good thing to share on the blog… “Terri, I wanted to share the information below regarding a conversation I had with the developer I’ve used. I wanted to get your feedback on what he had to say …

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Getting Started With Social Media

The other night, hubby and I were talking about a new business venture he wanted to start – an actual, physical business that would require a decent amount of square footage, parking, and lots of startup inventory. A comic book store, to be more specific. And we discussed how the key to the success of …

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