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Case Study: San Fernando Valley Professional School

The San Fernando Valley Professional School website had the same problems as many dated, budget based websites: an aged outdated appearance and poor content management. Our upgrade improved the navigational system to a system of dynamically generated drop menus and …
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Case Study: Happily Ever After Photography

Working with Ruth at Happily Ever After Photography was a pleasure.  She is a craftswoman and small business owner who has real enthusiasm and talent for both her professions.  Ruth immediately connects with people, and her charming studio reflects her …
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Case Study: Northwest Canoe

Northwest canoe is the kind of client I love.  They are 2 local small businessmen who work out of a garage in a historical building right downtown.   The owners clearly have some business savvy and have built and managed a …
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Poker Affiliate Solutions

The Poker Affiliate Solutions website, reporting system and Content Management System was a product that spanned two years and hundreds of mockups and interface drafts.  Built in Ruby on Rails, the front end was powered by a combination of jQuery, HMTL, and CSS in a Sass …
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Why I’m going back to school (and why you should too!)

Were you one of the kids in school who just knew things weren’t operating properly?  It’s true that most schools have pretty major deficiencies: uninspired or inept teachers, poor facilities, arrogant or incompetent administration, dated materials and well, just poor …
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SEO for Beginners: Part 2

In an earlier article, I discussed why having a keyword plan was important for your online marketing strategy.  In this slightly more advanced tutorial we will look at some of the ways such a plan can be used to divert …
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Protect your Small Business

If victims of malicious web based attacks have anything in common, it’s that they never expected that it would happen to them. Unfortunately, internet based attacks are impersonal, blunt and rampant. You might be a kind individual and an ethical business person, but you have enemies you’ve never met.

There is a need to panic, but panic just enough to take a few hours to protect yourself and your business. Taking just two simple steps TODAY will vastly improve and protect your small business. Doing them right will save you both time and money and situate your enterprise to adapt and grow for many years to come.
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SEO for Beginners Part 1

SEO, or Search Engine Optimization is a technique used by web designers and developers to help users find their websites.   Part art, part mad science, and part sheer persistence – optimizing your website can be a daunting task.   The …
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Why Choose a Freelancer?

I experienced an awesome feeling this morning.  I woke up early without an alarm clock, brewed a cup of coffee,  inhaled deeply, and felt alive.  In the past I would have then driven to work.  That fire would gradually dwindle …
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User Pathways in Website Planning

A good website is a tool that performs functions and accomplishes designated goals.  Does your website really need an “About Us” page?  What about a contact form or a links section?  What doesn’t your website have that your users want? …
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Don’t Do It! The Web’s Worst Practices.

Previously, I asked if your website fails and suggested some ways to assess the state of your online presence.  You may have convinced yourself that your website is up to muster, but not so fast – the assessment process isn’t …
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