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My thoughts on web development and sometimes other things. You could also check out the Kelp Current for some of my other writings.

The Pros and Cons of Using WordPress Page Builders

The Pros and Cons of Using WordPress Page Builders

A common issue people run into when using WordPress is it's extremely basic page editor. The lack of ability to make complex pages, basically anything more than the typical 'title' and 'body' format, is restrictive.

CodePen Meetup coming to Brooksville July 25th!

CodePen Meetup coming to Brooksville July 25th!

Over the years of doing freelance work for local businesses and organizations, I've met quite a few people that are interested in 'coding'. Whether that means a specific programming language, responsive design, or just web design in general. They all had the same question... where do I start?

HubSpot to WordPress Website Migration

HubSpot to WordPress Website Migration

HubSpot is a powerful all-in-one marketing platform. However, if your company isn't taking advantage of all of the marketing tools it's platform offers and just want to cover your basics, you can save a whole lot of money by migrating to WordPress. Migrating a HubSpot COS hosted website to a self-hosted WordPress site consists of 4 basic steps.

How to Build a HubSpot Blog Search

How to Build a HubSpot Blog Search

Have you ever wished your HubSpot blog had a search feature that didn't take you off your website — _looking at you, google search module_ ? — and that it would search only for blog posts? Here is how I recently accomplished this task

Progressively Load Background Images on HubSpot

Progressively Load Background Images on HubSpot

I am a big fan of the way Instagram's mobile app and Medium's website load images. If you don't know what I'm talking about, it's when an extremely small image is scaled up, blurred out and is loaded before the full image... eventually fading into the full image once it has loaded.

How To Use Excel's VLOOKUP to Quickly Update Product Data

How To Use Excel's VLOOKUP to Quickly Update Product Data

It happens all the time. You get a CSV file full of products with new pricing and you're tasked with updating the products on the website with this new data. I think we can all agree that updating product data can be a huge pain in the butt and a major

Website Structure Best Practices

Website Structure Best Practices

Having a good site structure that's easy to navigate and has a clear goal or purpose is imperative to keeping bounce rates low and visitors happy. A website's structure not only affects user experience