Sparechange.systems is a custom designed website built for blogging and e-commerce. The website’s product offering are PDF downloads that contain financial guidance content. The brainchild of John and Judy Ellsworth, this website divides its content across three major categories of time, money, and energy.
The design came out of numerous conversations and ideas I had while consulting with the Ellsworths, and it was clear they wanted a fiscally conservative look with a modern edge.Read More
Recently I accepted a request from my client to animate her logo. You can see the result at the website https://minddivers.com. This is a WordPress website built with the Divi theme by someone else. My role is to maintain and improve it. Here are a few of the challenges I faced and how I solved them, from creation to display.Read More
Many web hosting companies have innovated over the past few years in order to offer their customers a great technological and customer service experience. But even more have not put in such efforts, choosing instead to outsource overseas customer-facing aspects such as tech support. Here I’ll list out what I consider to be the best web hosting companies based on my direct experience. They are in no particular order. All are fantastic.Read More
Most people know lousy customer service when they encounter it. In the world of website ownership, where you are largely at the mercy of technologists such as web developers and web hosting providers, the question of good customer service becomes as important as the technology used. In fact, it should be the number one question…Read More
Midjourney is an AI that focuses on generating images from text prompts. There are a few others out there that do this, but I’ve decided to spend some time with Midjourney simply based on its reputation. This AI, like all AI, is growing in capability as it continues to learn through human interaction. As I gain expertise at how to craft my text prompts to get the image I’m imagining, here’s what I’m learning.Read More
Learning the technical steps for managing the content on your own website can be frustrating and tedious, even if you are a little technically inclined. Web designers can ease this pain by considering what their clients must learn to take control of content, including images and video. While a content management system (CMS) promises to make this as easy as possible, the web designer’s build approach ultimately makes all the difference.Read More
Most WordPress website owners are business people and won’t know what “PHP 8.x” even means. That’s perfectly understandable, but when you choose self-hosted WordPress as your website platform, you are also choosing to deal with keeping PHP up to date along with all plugins and themes that run your website. PHP is a code library that WordPress relies on to run properly. Security support of PHP 7.4, which is still used by many WordPress websites as of this writing, ceased in November of 2022. The shiny new version of PHP is 8.1, and yes, it can break your WordPress website if your plugins and themes are not up to date.Read More