Using an Online Photo Editor called Pixlr, a little forethought, and some creative license, I step you through the process of taking every day photo’s and getting a unique image slide show that supports your blog content, and helps the reader connect with your message.
If you’ve been marketing online for more than a month, you’ve learned one really important thing. What your target market is asking for, is the number one thing you need to know.
First impressions count. Ask yourself, does you site render well on mobile? As a web designer or site owner, you owe it to your customers to offer a place on the web they can visit to learn more about you, on the device of their choice.
Yep, I’m a geek.
A techno-nerd of the geeky variety with her nose stuck to a computer monitor almost every where I go. Well, except when I am out riding quad’s or motorcycles. But that’s only because I get motion sickness trying to read the screen while bouncing down the trail.
Nope. Not kidding.Read More
Build websites and blogs. Teach. Train. Make how to videos. Coach. Brand. SEO websites. If it’s geeky, I am all over it.
I particularly like the 1 on 1 coaching since I get a real charge out of watching someone start a task they don’t believe they can do, and then do it really well.
I love my job. I love building websites and blogs. I love creating. How can I help you?Read More
Jacqueline and Christopher von Zwehl of Von Zwehl & Company requested a brand new site to showcase their 400 year old printing and publishing company. Their new site needed to be elegant, stylish and reflect the tradition of a 400 year old company and brand, while be modern and mobile friendly.
Theme: Elegant Themes : Deep Focus
Visit the live site Von Zwehl & Company.
Ken Martin of Crown Printers requested a complete rebuild of their online presence. Their original static HTML site wasn’t converting visitors into customers, required a developer to make changes and didn’t reflect the technological and graphic goals of the company. Building on the WordPress framework, he now has a site that he can manage without help, calls his readers to action and helps the company show off their stuff.
Theme: Elegant Themes : MyCuisine
Visit the live site Crown Connect.
Entrepreneur and stylist Chris MacArthur wanted her unique spa experience to be reflected online with the same brand of posh and style as the brick and mortar business itself. We took the Aggregate theme from Elegant Themes and brought in some customizations to make the site match her goals.
Theme: Elegant Themes : Aggregate
Visit the live site Joie Salon and Spa.
Entrepreneur and graphic designer Julie Faber had a client that wanted her unique brand of design in a Wordpress website. Julie created the design and then asked me to make it work in Wordpress. Using a combination of a theme that came close, and extensive customizations, we delivered exactly the look and feel the client requested.
Theme: Elegant Themes : Modest
Visit the live site Black Sheep Coffee Roasters. And feel free to order some of their great beans! I did.
Entrepreneur and swimwear designer Dana Ormsby wanted a site that she could easily publish to, display her new designs in swimwear and help build up her sales. She asked David Moceri of HeyGoto Marketing for help in building up her SEO as well. We choose the eStore theme from Elegant Themes.
Theme: Elegant Themes : eStore
Visit the live site Praia Swimwear
Even though this is one of my sites, and I typically don’t add my sites to the portfolio listing, I had to this time. The site turned out particularly well. It features a special slider which allows me to include multiple items in each slider. I started with a theme from Theme Forest called Ventura and made pretty extensive changes.
And in case you didn’t know, NitroBackup is a pretty spectacular service which I use myself. It is something that I highly recommend you consider to protect yourself from hard drive failure, loss or theft.
Visit the live site NitroBackup
Entrepreneur and marketer Rick Glover wanted a site that he could easily publish to, display Amazon products related to the niche and help build an alternate source of revenue with. He asked for my help in converting his existing theme into something that also had style. We choose the MyCuisine theme from Elegant Themes.
Theme: Elegant Themes : MyCuisine
Visit the live site Cake Decorating Lessons
Carol Moore needed a completely unique site to represent a completely unique product on behalf of her client, Soné Skin Care. The client was very specific in their vision. Carol designed and I built the site to match the client’s mental image of their online presence.
Theme: Custom Built Theme
Visit the live site Soné Skin Care
Entrepreneur Craig Worsham wanted some help in moving from an old static site to a dynamic Wordpress site. He wanted it to offer readers the ability to enlarge the typeface and be easy to navigate. He selected the Nova theme to work with.
Theme: Elegant Themes : Nova
Visit the live site Low Vision Works
Entrepreneur and inventor Susie Taylor wanted a site that she could manage and maintain, and that got noticed by the search engines. She wanted it to look good on a mobile device as well as desktop computers. And it needed to feature her newly expanded product line, which meant merging Wordpress with an eCommerce solution.
The site needed to be easy to manage and add to, without the need to hire additional web designers.
Theme: Elegant Themes : Evolution
Visit the live site Bibbitec
Entrepreneur and Direct Mail Advertising Consultant Deborah Klemin was seeking a more modern appearance and easier maintenace of her existing site. She was restricted to using a developer to add anything and was having trouble getting her site found by the search engines.
Theme: Elegant Themes : Aggregate
Visit the live site Money Mailer of South Orange County
Entrepreneur and Property Broker Uwe Jacobs came to me to replace an existing site he had, which he had to rely on someone else to manage for him. The need to hite a developer for every little thing was something he wanted to eliminate. He also wanted special customization code to allow tracking the Newsletter and making portions of the site available to only paid members.
Visit the live site Property Friends
Entrepreneur and chef Maria T Cummins came to me with a site she had created herself using HTML. She wanted to make managing her site easier, and she wanted a polished website to go with her newly designed logo. Since she was opening a new store front, the web presence was becoming more and more important.
Theme: Elegant Themes : Chameleon
Visit the live site Cooking with Kids Miami