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Sample Contract for Web Design

A contract template refers to a template used for writing a contract. There are many different types of contracts, including employment contract, construction contract, photography contract, and service contract. A legally binding agreement, a contract makes two or more parties liable to one another. The process of document creation is boring but it’s an essential …

Website Redesigns – Part 1: Why You Need One

So you’ve had your site for a few years, and not much has changed. Maybe you’re getting a lot of traffic. Maybe you get little to none. Time for a website redesign. And you ask: “Why? Why do I need to spend time and money on a website redesign, when mine is just fine. If …

Website Redesigns – Part 2: How To Make an Effective One

And now… Time for a website redesign. The site you’re seeing now is a complete redesign and rebranding, that launched December 2014.  A LOT of time and planning went into this. With a website redesign, you don’t just sit there and start throwing out ideas, or haphazardly adding or removing content or site features. There …

What To Do When You’re Bored With Your Niche, & How I Became a Web Designer

This month’s Word Carnivals topic: “Every once in a while, you look around you and nothing seems to be in its place. That’s when it’s time to burn everything down and start from scratch. This month’s Word Carnival topic covers the sticky business of getting bored with your niche and what to do with yourself once that …

It’s Still YOUR website! Or Is It?

In the 14 years I’ve been designing websites, I’ve seen good, bad, and ugly situations when it comes to website ownership. Today, we’re going to talk about the ugly. When I take on a new web design client, one of the first pieces of information I ask for are the logins to the client’s web …

Part 2 of WordPress Plugins: 14 Awesome WordPress Plugins

Long overdue, as promised: my favorite WordPress plugins! (Suddenly, I hear Julie Andrews singing My Favorite Things.) If you haven’t seen it yet, you’ll also want to read Part 1 of WordPress Plugins: Do’s and Don’ts for WordPress Plugins. But wait, there’s more! This is by no means all of the plugins I like and use, just …

How to Get Your Small Business, MORE BUSINESS, During the Holidays

This post is for online stores, local shops, and all the small businesses out there… First, Kabbage has an excellent page: 30 Creative Ideas to Promote Your Business for the Holiday Season. Make sure you check it out. That said, I’ve got more to add. “Kabbage puts the power of business growth back in your hands …

Tips, Do’s, Don’ts, Best Practices, and Useful Information for Your Facebook Timeline

Facebook Timeline is Here: Set Yours Up Right! Got the new Facebook timeline and have no clue what to do with it? Frustrated with it? You don’t have to be. Personally, I love it. You will too, once you discover all of the awesome things you can do with Facebook timeline. I’ve got what you need to …

Part 3 of WordPress Plugins: 8 Awesome Anti-Spam WordPress Plugins

If you didn’t read the prior posts, definitely check out the 2 prior posts in the WordPress series: Part 1 of WordPress Plugins: Do’s and Don’ts for WordPress Plugins Part 2 of WordPress Plugins: 14 Awesome WordPress Plugins To keep this post short, from a security standpoint, for now I’m going to focus on spam …

The Impact of Advertising on Search Engine Rankings and Website Visitors

Google has made another change to how its search engine works. If you own a website, it’s good to be aware that all search engines make changes like this regularly. They don’t always tell us when they’ve done it though, or what they’ve done, or what will be affected. This is one of the times they’ve …