Website Platforms: WordPress.org

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WordPress.org is one of the most popular tools to build websites, powering over 30% of existing sites. Its flexibility and ability to be customized attracts many users who like controlling so many aspects of their sites. That same flexibility, however, requires more advanced technical skills than some people are interested in. Who is it for?…

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Social Media Platforms Are Not Website Platforms

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Just in case you were wondering – social media platforms are not website platforms. 😉 I’ve come to think of social media platforms like renting a booth at a trade show, craft fair, or maybe a sidewalk sale… When you show up, there are lots of people there. You can talk to a few, maybe…

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Are you thinking of getting a website?

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Are you thinking of starting a website for your business? Congratulations! It’s one of the most rewarding things you can do for your business and for yourself, too. What a website can do for you Your site becomes your online hub, your home on the web – and it can work hard for you and…

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HorsePower Solutions Re-design

The Client Team Building.  With horses.  Sounds a whole lot more interesting than solving a group puzzle to me! HorsePower Solutions is a unique business that offers “team building with the power of horses.” The Franktown, Colorado business helps people learn to communicate better with other humans by learning to communicate with horses. The team…

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Image Optimization Tutorial

Why we optimize images You’ve probably clicked on the link for a website — and then waited – and waited – and waited while the little spinning circle spun away in the middle of the screen. The website probably has lots of beautiful images on it – but by the time you can actually see…

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Hosted vs. Self-hosted Website Platforms

What is a hosted solution? A hosted solution is a website platform that includes website hosting as part of the fee. Hosting is where the files of your website live. Also known as website builders, some common examples are Wix, Weebly, and Squarespace. It’s convenient, but you may not have as much control. What is…

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Rusty’s Remuda Website Rebuild Project

Latest project: Re-designing the Rusty’s Remuda website “I love my website now. It’s the website I wanted and didn’t think I could have.” Mary, the creator of the Rusty’s Remuda Children’s Book series told me this on the phone as we finished her project. I never get tired of hearing those words, because it means…

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Design your website to fit your business

Case study: Designing a new site to replace an existing site, Part 1 Let’s design a useful website My latest client came to me wanting a website that would be simpler than the one she had. We designed her a simple site, but we made it useful, too. A website should serve the business it…

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7 reasons your website is worth its weight in gold

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More than marketing OK, so a website doesn’t weigh anything.  That doesn’t change the fact that your website is much more than just a marketing tool. Your website’s worth to your business will be as unique as your business.  Let’s dive in to the what your website does for your business. Here’s a summary video…

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Find your website why

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Q: Help!  I need a website, but I don’t know where to start! A: First, find your website why. Why do you need a website? The best place to start is at the beginning – find your website why!  There’s a book called Start With Why, by Simon Sinek that talks about figuring out your purpose as a…

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