Tips and Ramblings (My Blog)

When I have free time and/or a great topic that inspires me, I share it here.

Press Release – Local Expert Speakers Association

LOCAL EXPERT SPEAKERS ASSOCIATION (LESA) LAUNCHED TODAY More Than 100 Former Constant Contact Authorized Local Experts Join on First Day Sharon, MA, June 1, 2017– The Local Expert Speakers Association (LESA) launched today. The organization is a professional speaker...

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How Little Mistakes Can Cause Big Problems

How Little Mistakes Can Cause Big Problems It isn't just a lack of search engine optimization that can cause problems for WordPress site owners. If the person who built your WordPress site has it hidden, your site can be completely ignored by search engines. Forget...

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Great Books and References

I only include products that I am willing to personally recommend and that educate or benefit my website clients. Sign Up for a FREE 60 day trial account of Constant Contact. The free trial lets you take the Email Plus package for a spin, which includes: 60-day free...

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Effective Headers, Subject Lines and Titles

Some days (well, maybe most days) we all dread opening our email. Very few people I know can say they keep up with incoming email messages. Most barely keep their head above the flood, and many end up drowning in it. The same goes for the flood of information hitting...

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To Sleep or to Blog (that is the question!)?

I chat with a lot of bloggers and business owners in the course of my work and my hobbies. Most (if not all) of them feel overwhelmed when it comes to creating and posting regular social media content. This is magnified by the number of social networks people feel...

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Owner Info

Who You Will Be Working With Let's start with an introduction of the person behind the PCS in PCS Creative Services, LLC: Welcome and thank you for taking the time to get to know me better. I live in Utah, a gorgeous state full of both scenic mountains and salt...

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Working With a Professional Web Designer

So You Need Some Web Design Work There is a lot of information on my blog about who I am and how I got here. This is really the important stuff--what it means to hire and work with a professional website designer. There are questions everyone should ask about a...

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Site Project: Mountainside Spa

This is a fully customized HTML5/CSS3 website. It is a landing site to drive traffic to several other Spa companies managed by this business, to introduce staff, and to feature content from an associated WordPress blog site. The site will act as a centralized hub...

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Site Project: Art-Tech Vision

Small business site with several feature pages, embedded videos, rollover images, image swaps and secondary navigation elements. Responsive layout for mobile and tablet views as well as large screens. This was a highly collaborative process as we discussed audience,...

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Do It Yourself vs Professional Web Design

In these days of one click WordPress or Joomla! installs, free content management systems, Google's "free" do it yourself business sites, hosts with templates and tools that promise you never need to know or touch a line of code, what is a Web Design professional to...

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We Built This Together (But Now You Have to Pay For It)

Social Media Trends and Advertising Social Media wasn't even on the radar until the late 1990's and not hugely popular a decade ago, but it has become a part of most people's daily lives. Blogging, online chat and Google started in the late 1990's. Podcasting began a...

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How Do I Get Started With Social Media?

Advice For Getting Started With Social Media As a Web designer, I'm naturally asked questions about other online communications tools, such as blogging, Facebook or Twitter. Most of my clients are pretty intimidated by the rough and tumble world of social media...

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Site Project: Price Meridian

When a past colleague needed a site for his new business, he asked me to create something unique to his needs. He wanted a simple site with some specific content, not a lot of images, and not in some of the cookie cutter styles typical on Weebly or Wix. He needed it...

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Technical and Business Writing Samples

I believe what distinguishes a good Web developer from a great Web developer is a person's ability to communicate. Many times I've heard clients talk about how hard it is to work with "techy" people. Being technically competent or oriented doesn't mean you shouldn't...

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Featured Website Graphics and Pages Gallery

Here is a collection of various other featured sites and  images. You will notice that many of these have similar layouts or themes. My latest job was supporting Veteran's Health Administration (VHA) programs. VHA has its own branding schemes and templates. Much of my...

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