Ebenezer Christian School is a pre-K through 8th grade school in Lynden, Washington. This summer break the principal and I updated their website to better serve the school. At first we focused on updating the web design and changing the navigation to make information easier to find, then we focused on the content. Then came the fun part, adding photographs [...]
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Salud Spanish is a Spanish-language school in Bellingham, WA. I built the school’s website several years ago, and it has served them well. Unfortunately, the developer who built the site’s WordPress theme stopped maintaining it. Using an outdated theme is bad practice (see the earlier blog entry about keeping your WordPress installation up to date). It was time to change [...]
Dani Bates is a weight loss coach based in Bellingham, WA. She and I just worked together to give her Dani Bates Coaching website design a fresh new look. Dani works one-on-one with her clients to resolve the weight-loss issues they have faced for years. Rather than diets, Dani focuses on the underlying issues involved with managing ones weight. We [...]
One of my clients, Simon Petree of Green Leaf Forest Products, supplied the wood slabs for all the tables at The Wine Vault restaurant in Blaine, WA. Simon harvests wood, including old-growth fir, from local sources and mills it into live-edge slabs used to make counters, tabletops, seating, and furniture. If you’ve visited a local coffee shop, you’ve probably seen [...]
Diane Padys makes me look good. When I design a website for a professional photographer, I stand back and let their photographs speak for themselves. Diane's photographs not only grab the viewer's attention, they convey her professionalism and show the wide range of subjects she works in. In the case of Diane's website only her logo and the menu were [...]
Once I publish a WordPress website, the work is not done. The website needs regular maintenance to keep it safe and running smoothly. There are five main reasons you need to update WordPress: Security Because WordPress is so big, it can be a target for security attacks. Hackers can break in to your website and insert malicious code, which can [...]
I was recently introduced to organic cattle farming by Tarie Benson, owner of Skiyou Ranch in Sedro-Woolley, WA. She and her husband Vonn raise organic grass-fed Black Angus beef. Their farm has been in the Benson family for four generations, since 1894. All of their animals are born and raised on the farm, and eat only grass that is grown [...]
Most of my clients want to update their WordPress sites themselves. In addition to editing text or writing blog posts, they may want to edit their image galleries, add new pages, or edit their navigation menu. Once I publish a website, I create a custom User Guide to walk my client step-by-step through the editing process. Each User Guide is [...]
Judy Laub is a brilliant metalsmith here in Bellingham. I recently had the honor of creating a website for her studio, Ponds Edge Studios, www.pondsedgestudios.com. Working with someone whose work is so stunning makes my job easy. Judy makes fine jewelry and other wearable works of art, as well as repousse handcrafted items for display. More on repousse in a [...]
Life Cycle Pet Cremation recently organized a Floating Lantern Pet Memorial ceremony. The ceremony gave pet owners a healing way to remember their special companions. Each pet owner decorated a lantern with personal memories of their pet, and then set their lantern out to float in the lake. Taking place at dusk, the site of all the lanterns together was [...]