Tag: WordPress

And done! Here’s my new website.

For the past seven months, I’ve been sharing my experience as I followed every step in my free report, Get Your Website Done: 12 Actionable Steps for Designers. Today is the finale: Step #12: Launch your site! I did just that on Thursday, March 16th—two days before my WordCamp presentation (because … Read On ›

3 ways to code your own website

We’re nearly there! In my free report, Get Your Website Done: 12 Actionable Steps for Designers, it’s time for Step #11: Code. If you’ve designed your website, the next step is to bring it alive on the web. Whether you want to leap full-force into standard development practice … Read On ›

7 free blogging tools you need to try out

I recently shared my takeaways from WordCamp 2016 about developing websites. During that action-packed weekend, I also jotted down a page full of free blogging tools that I couldn’t wait to try. And I decided to try them first before sharing them with you. I recently evaluated my web content … Read On ›

Awesome stuff from WordCamp Atlanta 2016

For the past four years, WordCamp Atlanta has rocked my world. In 2014, I vowed to attend WordCamp every year, and in 2015, I spoke at the event. (I turned my presentation into this series of blog posts: Applying the 7 Principles of Design to WordPress.) This year, as I headed down … Read On ›

Prevent website disasters: Do these 3 things.

Wow. I just watched the WordPress Disaster Week webinars—all about how to prevent website disasters—hosted by iThemes and my eyes have been opened! I learned that I'm up to snuff in preventing website disasters by encouraging my clients to frequently backup their sites—and maintain a backup somewhere other … Read On ›

2015, by the numbers

If you saw my 2013 and 2014 recaps, you’ll notice that something is missing from my 2015 by the numbers. Candy Crush. I quit…proving you can, in fact, have too much of a good thing. However, after returning from maternity leave, I did re-introduce something I had also … Read On ›

Space: Design Principle No. 7

Aside from when they’re sitting on Santa’s lap, people usually give each other a certain amount of personal space. But personal space doesn’t just exist for people. It’s necessary in design too. In web design, space refers to the area surrounding the elements that allows a design to … Read On ›