CSS Puns

A friend recently introduced me to this website and this is just the crazy kind of humor I love. http://saijogeorge.com/css-puns/

The Big Problem with Small Business Websites

I found this infographic from MakeUseOf.com interesting. Are you making any of these mistakes?

How Can I Change the Fonts on my WordPress Site?

One of the most common requests I get from customers is to change the fonts on their site. WordPress has a very nice visual editor and it is easy to make text bold, italic, underlined, and even to change text color, but changing fonts is a bit more complicated. Unfortunately, WordPress doesn’t give users a… Read More

Resource: CSS Reference from Codrops

This is a great reference for CSS properties: http://tympanus.net/codrops/css_reference/

Your Logo is Too Big

Although I am a WordPress developer now, I studied marketing and design in college. Honestly, I love them both. And when clients come to me a with a bad design, it really makes me cringe. Sometimes I wonder, is it my place to say something about a client’s bad design? A bad design is going… Read More

Make Your Own Graphics with Canva.com

I just discovered this little gem called Canva. Although I LOVE design, I’ve always had a better brain for coding than designing. But Canva makes me look like a pro! Canva has prepared beautiful images with artful text and design and allows you to customize the designs to your needs. Many options are free and… Read More

Styling the Select Element in Mac Chrome with CSS

Quick tip: I hate the way the drop down area looks in forms on Mac Chrome. To make it look like the other browsers, simply add this to your CSS file: select { -webkit-appearance:none; } Hope this helps!

Understanding Hexcodes

When you start dealing with CSS, you need to learn about hexcodes, but they aren’t as intuitive as you might think. This is an excellent article that goes over the basics which will make working with hexcodes much simpler. http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2012/10/04/the-code-side-of-color/ Here are some of the basic ideas from the article: I think the most confusing… Read More

Do You Know the Difference Between a Browser and a Search Engine?

If not, you should read this: HOW THE WEB WORKS – IN ONE EASY LESSON And even if you do, this is a great article that covers the very basics of how the web works. An excellent foundation if you’re ready to start working with WordPress. Feel free to ignore the video unless you want… Read More

Before & After: MyBombinizz.com

I’ve always loved makeovers. It doesn’t matter if it’s hair, makeup, homes or cars – I love to see the transformation. So, I’ve decided to add a new series – Before & After. Each time I redo a website I’ll show it here. My first site that I’d like to show is MyBombinizz.com. They sell… Read More

WooCommerce Invoices with Email and Phone Numbers

It seems strange to me that printing invoices and packing slips isn’t part of the default WooCommerce plugin, but luckily I found the free plugin WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips that solves that problem. However, my client wanted the customer email and phone number to be printed on the PDF invoice. I thought it… Read More

Blog Comments and Spam

I got a notice to my inbox the other day saying I had gotten a comment on one of my blog posts. The comment read, “Nice Blog, thanks for sharing this kind of information.” Wow, how nice, I thought for someone to take the time to compliment me. I’ve been working really hard on my… Read More

HTTP vs HTTPS

First, what is the difference? You’ve probably noticed sites that are supposed to be secure like banks and sites taking your credit card information have that https:// at the beginning of their URL instead of just the http:// like other sites. According to GoDaddy: HTTP, or hypertext transfer protocol, is the way a Web server… Read More

Tips for Customizing your YouTube Video Embed

Videos are becoming more and more popular on the web, and YouTube is the number one place for hosting videos. Since it’s free and saves lots of space and bandwidth on your own site, YouTube is a great answer for storing videos. But sometimes you are looking for something a little more customized than YouTube’s… Read More

Theme Review: Avada

The Avada theme has been very popular recently and with good reason. It’s a beautiful, clean design with lots of customization options. As a developer, I love it. It just takes a while to learn the shortcode. As a non-developer, how much you love it will depend on how much you can read between the… Read More