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Category: Web & The Internet

Why you shouldn't use WordPress for your website

While the title may seem click-bait-esque, I really am here to tell you why you shouldn't use WordPress for your website (unless you know what you're doing). I'm going to summarize it into a few main points, so let's dive in. Learning WordPress is hard. WordPress, at it's core, doesn't do much. If you want […]

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A new year, and a brand new website

Those of you who follow my work know I enjoy redesigning my website on a regular basis. Approximately every 6 months I complete a design surrounding a special project, theme, or focus. This year, I am focusing on everything. If you're interested in the technical aspects of this design, it will be further down in […]

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Is Web Design Art: Black is the absence of light

Is web design art? I've had a passion for web design for many, many years. I've had some works gain more attention than others on various feature sites, as well as one design that got some kudos from Smashing Magazine years ago. Let me state the premise first: Web design IS art. The web is […]

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Internet & Net Neutrality For Dummies

Pretty much everybody is talking about it right now, but there is a lot of misinformation about Net Neutrality. I'd like to talk about what it is, and what the real problem is with it's repeal. Note: I've got credentials. I've got a degree in Computer Information Systems, have worked as a Systems Manager handling […]

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Website Redesign: (Animated) Cloud-Filled Mind

It wasn't much long ago I redesigned this site with some experimental UI & animation. It was fun, it was interesting. It was also unusable by a good swath of visitors. How do I know that? Not many people made it past the splash page, according to my analytics. I had hoped that the twin […]

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Animation & SVG In Web Design

It has been a while since I've posted anything about the web, or what I'm even working on, so while we all wait for Government Hold Music to go live on digital distribution, I've been working on learning more about SVG and animation in web design, and wanted to share with you some of my […]

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Watercolor & Website Design: The future works of WFL

It hasn't been that long since my last redesign, but I decided that, with my new pursuits, a website redesign was prudent. As was¬†shown in my 605 gallery exhibit post, I've begun investing time in watercolor. Website designs such as this have seemingly dropped out of favor for many, instead focusing on HTML5 canvas minimal […]

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Why Should I Redesign My Website?

First, some housekeeping: With work, new projects, and more piling up, WSIW will become a bi-weekly feature. Now, without further ado.. Why should I redesign my website? It's a simple question, and, with a little luck, I'll be able to explain why for a number of scenarios that many of you finding this blog will […]

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WSIW: Why Should I Advertise Online?

It's Wednesday, which means it's time for another Why Should I Wednesday. Today's question is simple: Why should I advertise online? The ad world has shifted substantially over the years; We've gone from catchy jingles and Burma-Shave, to flashing click-baiting and clever calls to action. Newspapers, TV, and even radio are still relevant, but where […]

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The Compromise of Analytics: Single-Page Javascript Driven vs. Multi-Page Websites

This is a rather small argument, but I thought, while looking through my Google Analytics, that I would talk a bit about the impact of analytics (and SEO, too) between utilizing a Javascript based dynamic content site and something slightly more static, such as a multi-page website. I currently have 2 sites active that use […]

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