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7 Tips for Effective Website Navigation

I’ve seen a lot of bad websites over the years.  As a web designer and developer, I look critically at websites for my clients so that I can identify problems and improve on them for the sites that I build to be more effective than the sites that I am replacing.  One area that I…

Why Not Build Your Own Website?

Building a website is crucial for businesses and individuals looking to establish an online presence. With the abundance of website builders and content management systems available today, it is tempting to employ a DIY solution instead of hiring a professional web developer.  Many business owners look at the price tag of a custom website and…

Resize & Optimize Images For Web

https://vimeo.com/565814234 In this video I’ll take you through a quick and easy image optimization workflow that requires no expensive software. The results are almost identical to using multiple tools, in...

When Is It Time To Rebuild My Website?

I often get asked how long a website should last.  There is, of course, no definite answer to this question, but it can depend on several different factors.  I usually tell people to think of it as a computer.  How often do you need to replace your laptop?  If you’re someone who counts on the…

Things High-Cost Websites Do Differently

Every business needs a web site these days.  One of the really nice things about having a website is that if done well, even a very small business can appear very professional.  It isn’t that a business owner wants to misrepresent the size of his or her firm, but he or she wants to project…

7 Things You Really Need On Your Website’s Homepage.

Critical Elements For Your Website Homepage If you own a business, then you probably have a website.  Some businesses have little use for anything other than basic contact information on their site, but most want the website to be something more than just a basic brochure; the website exists to help further your business goals. …

How much does a business website cost in 2021

One of the questions that I get asked most frequently is, “How much does a website cost?” At that point, I envy someone like a butcher, who when asked how...

WordPress & Divi Course Coming June 2020

With the launch of our new training website at www.missionbell.training, our goal is to provide WordPress training courses for those who want to get into building or maintaining websites with...

WP Feedback

Make Client Feedback and Change Requests Effortless As a WordPress professional, one of the most frustrating and time-consuming parts of my job is getting content or changes from a client. About six months ago I came across a really helpful tool that I am using on all of my new projects, which is called WP…

Creating Background Videos For Web

Have you ever wanted to use a background video for part of your webpage? Videos are great at adding visual interest but can have drawbacks as well. In this video...

Creating a Black Friday Promotion

In this video, we're going to go over how to set up a Black Friday promotion for your WordPress store using WooCommerce.  We will set up sales on individual products and we will set up coupon codes, which can be used to build your email list as well as boost your sales.

Optimizing Images for Web

I have often seen websites that run very slowly because of images that are far too large for the web. Full-Size stock images can be several megabytes in size, and even a large image on a web page needs to be much, much smaller. In this video, I will run through a process that can…