There are many different ways to code a website, so I'm not going to attempt to tell you all the different ways to get it done. Instead I'm going to tell you how I code websites. I don't claim to be perfect at it and there will be many other people who utilize different techniques and workflows. I'm open to making this a conversation and possibly learning different ideas or ways to improve my process.
Updated in July 2019
Posted in July 2018
If your site isn't utilizing SSL encryption your users will get a big fat "Not Secure" nastygram in their browser when they go to your website while using the Chrome Browser. Even if there is no real need for your site to obtain an SSL because you don't transmit any sensitive information. This kind of stuff is really irritating because Google is forcing you to get something that you might not need.
Posted in June 2018
The .htacess file is a configuration file that runs on website servers using Apache Web Server. So prior to writing this file you need to confirm that your website server is using Apache or this file will not work. The .htaccess file loads prior to your website loading and it essentially gives the web server instructions on how to behave.
Posted in June 2018
At my core I'm a web developer and I feel like I can't control the process with Wordpress. In the end I could spare you the rest of this article because that first sentence is why I don't use Wordpress. I like controlling my work and understanding what everything in my code does or doesn't do. I don't want this post to sound snobbish because that isn't my intent. I just want to explain my thought process and reasoning behind utilizing a platform other than Wordpress.
Updated in April 2020
Posted in March 2018
I've been building professional websites for almost a decade. I enjoy the process of making a project come to life, because it is so fulfilling. I've found the projects that look the best and yield the best results are those that have professional photography.
Posted in February 2018
You know the thing is I really like most Google things and I always have, but this whole AMP deal is annoying for several reasons. The number one most annoying/ ridiculous reason that I hate AMP is that when you "amplify" a page the content loads from Google's servers.
Updated in April 2018
Posted in January 2018
There is a multitude of information on the web for search engine optimization, website design, PPC managment and conversion rate optimization. I try to keep up on the latest and greatest information that is available. Below are several different blogs that I utilize to keep up with the vast volume of information and the changes in the online technology world.
Posted in December 2017
In today’s highly competitive online marketplace, it is important to understand not only how SEO works, but how its functionality differs on both a local and global scale. Good SEO is vital for rankings and for generating traffic, but even a site that is ranked #1 in Google and is getting a constant flow of traffic will not necessarily be profitable if the wrong SEO scheme is being used to generate those results.
Posted in February 2014