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Web Design and Social Media Meme- MySpace

Mr. We don’t need to waste money on a website. We have a MySpace! Social media can be a great tool. But a company website is such a vital part of your marketing presence. So many people try to skimp on their budget when it comes to modernizing their company. Don’t be a dinosaur, because dinosaur […]

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No Surprise Bills

One of the things that I think is very important to running a business is no surprise billings or charges. Clients don’t ever want to be surprised by a bill. I would dare say that the average client would rather pay a large bill that they had advance notice for then a bill 50% smaller […]

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Custom Widget Areas

Widgets are one if the great features of WordPress. They allow people to easily drag and drop to add different elements to their websites. Any web developer that knows what they are doing can accomplish these same functions without using widgets. It’s a simply a matter of adding the necessary elements to the theme files […]

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Importance of Child Themes

I do quite a bit of advanced customization on my WordPress websites. This often includes creating plugins or editing the site template files in order to take the site to the next level. I recently did work on a website for one of the public relations and communications agencies in Chicago. The owner wanted a […]

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New Years Eve in Fargo

I lived in Fargo, North Dakota for over three years. I once walked all the way across the city in a blizzard to get to work. I’ve reprinted this news paper piece and my response to highlight my work ethic and dependability. A Michigan work ethic to be admired in Fargo By Mary Kay Wierenga […]

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How to design a good contact page

One of the most important parts of almost any website is the contact page. I will cover a few tips that will help you get the most out of this key aspect of your website. The first key to having a good contact page is not relying on the contact page in the first place. […]

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Craigslist Marketing For Small Business

If you have your own small business then you may be considering using Craigslist (CL) to reach new customers. Craigslist is used all over the world. It covers every region in the United States. It is well known, even my 70+ year old grandparents use Craigslist on a regular basis. According to their website Craigslist […]

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Your say on your new website

I work for a professional web design company and I have to deal with a lot of clients. To be honest it can be frustrating. It’s your website, you are paying a lot of money for it and if you do or don’t want something on your website then you should be able to tell […]

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Good looking websites are bad websites

I’ve recently started picking up a lot more design work. I was working mostly as a developer. But my partners who give me development work weren’t keeping me busy enough so I started picking up projects and doing design and development work myself. I’ve done design in the past but I really wanted to take […]

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