Best WordPress podcasts, fall 2013

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These are the best WordPress podcasts I’ve found. They have content for WordPress users (individuals or small businesses), designers, and developers. I prefer those that offer tips, recommendations, and tutorials over those that simply cover WordPress news. I listed them in order of preference. Check out WordPress Radio, which aggregates and streams WordPress podcasts. Also, […]

WordPress for Small Business Websites Panel at WordCamp Grand Rapids 2013

WordPress for Small Business Websites Panel at WordCamp Grand Rapids 2013

I led a WordPress for Small Business Websites Q&A panel at WordCamp Grand Rapids 2013. We discussed goals, strategy, content, analytics, speed and performance, social media, SEO, and generally making sites effective. Below is a video of the panel discussion, followed by paraphrased versions of the questions asked by the audience. I’m so thankful for […]

Website Redesign: Centershot Gun Range

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Centershot Gun Range: centershotgunrange.com Centershot Gun Range is a new indoor shooting range in West Michigan. They wanted to redesign their website because their Flash-based site didn’t work on many mobile devices, and they wanted to add e-commerce functionality. I redesigned the site using HTML5, and used a mobile-friendly (responsive) design, so the site works well on […]

Best WordPress podcasts, summer 2013

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These are the best WordPress podcasts I’ve found. They have content for WordPress users (individuals or small businesses), designers, and developers. I listed them from most to least favorite. I prefer those that offer tips, recommendations, and tutorials over those that simply cover WordPress news. None of the WP Candy podcasts are active any longer, […]

Learn web design with these tutorials & resources

A web designer friend recently asked what resources I used to teach myself web design. I sent her the following list of resources which I used (and still use). She wasn’t interested in WordPress (a shame, but I forgive her), so I excluded my WordPress-specific resources. I also spoke about these resources at GRWebDev, a […]

Website redesign: OptimWise.com (2013)

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OptimWise LLC: optimwise.com For my 2013 redesign of OptimWise.com, my primary goal was to better showcase my portfolio. Secondary goals included refining information about the business, making it easier for people to contact me, and making the blog more visually appealing. My Portfolio page has been one of my most visited pages since I added it, […]

OptimWise featured on This Week in Web Design

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I had the awesome opportunity to be featured in two episodes of This Week in Web Design, one of my favorite web design shows. I didn’t personally appear in episode 32, but I did in episode 33 (videos below). In Episode 32: How do I plan a website redesign?, they analyzed my/OptimWise’s attributes and my clients’ […]