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Why is my new website built in bootstrap instead of WordPress?

Earlier this week I published my new personal website highlighting my skills and services, especially focusing on my Grand Rapids, MI web development services. If you check out the website you may notice that it isn’t built in WordPress. You may wonder why the lead developer at a WordPress web design company doesn’t even use […]

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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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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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Mistakes Web Design Companies Make With Their Own Websites

Over the weekend I re did my “company” website. If you’ve visited before you’ll notice that Grand Rapids Web is completely overhauled. As I was working on this site I thought of some of the mistakes that I was making and that I had seen other web design companies I had worked with in the […]

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GR Lorem Ipsum Plugin

Here is one of my favorite plugins. As someone who does web design in Grand Rapids I do a lot of development work with placeholder content while we wait for content from the client. I used to use a website to get lorem ipsum placeholder text. It didn’t take a ton of time but all […]

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Importance of written content on your website

In the early days of the web everything was text based. You couldn’t include videos or fancy graphical elements on your site. This day in age you can include so many more graphically pleasing elements to your website and if it’s nothing but text your visitors are likely to get bored. Adding images and doing […]

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Hire a professional web designer

When my family got our first computer I was excited. For some reason one of the first things I wanted to do was make my own websites. I learned how to make my own websites by scripting everything in html. That looks something like this <html><head><title> ect… It’s not as complicated as programming your own […]

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Why having a website is not enough

One of the most important things in the digital age for any business is having a website. And this is for several reasons. One of these is that a site can be a platform for a business to meet and interact with new clients. It can also be the medium in which the clients and […]

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