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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.

Behind The Site: Designing Your eCommerce Website

Behind The Site: Designing Your eCommerce Website

Behind every good eCommerce website is a good strategy. Who is this site being made for? How does that person prefer to shop online? Do they prefer to have a phone number to call or a form to fill out?

What is a Launchpad Website?

What is a Launchpad Website?

Typically, when you start a traditional website re-design, the designer will create a wireframe of every key page on the website during what we call the wireframe phase. Once the overall design is approved

3 Tips from an Inbound Web Designer

3 Tips from an Inbound Web Designer

Website performance and website growth are two seperate things that are closely knit, which have a big influence over each other. A slow website will greatly impact user experience, your page rank and can also have a negative impact on your overall brand

How To Make a Modal Popup Custom Module in Hubspot

How To Make a Modal Popup Custom Module in Hubspot

If you're familiar with Wistia, you've seen their cool modal window video embeds where the video plays in an overlay on top of the web page (also known as a lightbox popover). Modal windows are great for adding extra content on a page that would normally take up a large amount of space.

Why YOU Need a Website

A majority of people these days look online to research a product or service before they buy it.  If you don't have a presence online, they won't find you.  Not having a website is like not being listed in the phonebook back in the 90's.  However, just having a website won't cut it.

How to Reduce a Client's Design Revisions

How to Reduce a Client's Design Revisions

Imagine this -- You’re in the final stretch of launching your client’s website (this could be any type of design project really, but we’ll use a website in our example).  You’ve finalized the design, coded everything, and squashed all the bugs only to hear back from the client, “It looks great

Proper SEO and "Black Hat" SEO

Ever since the early 2000's, the early days of search engines, Google (among others) gave pagerank to a website based on the amount of links from other sites that were linking to it.  This simple premise

What is SEO and how can I use it?

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, which means getting your website near the top of Google's search results page for any given search.  There isn't one magic thing you can do to make your website appear