Dressing the part as a web designer

Yesterday at BNI, I walked in to a lot of compliments.  I was dressed like I was in the downtown corporate workforce.  Classic grey slacks, black blouse and sandals (it was hot here yesterday).  I was just missing high heels (because I can’t walk in them anymore).  This was not my normal, casual coffee shop…

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The Power of Coworking

In my day to day office operations, I spend a lot of time alone.  By alone, I mean, it’s me and my loyal dog Tank.  We hang out in my home office.  He gets up when I get up.  He lets me know when it’s lunch time.  He lets me know if I’ve been sitting…

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WebCami’s Toolbox: What’s the Closest Google Font?

If you are like me, Google Fonts is a go-to resources for all websites.  They load on all devices, on mobile and desktop, Mac and PC, are built into most page builders. There is no downside to this.  But clients usually have a style guide with a premium font for their printed materials.  And they…

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How To Enjoy Days Off Without Guilt As A Freelancer

It’s been a busy week for me.  Both with work and play.  My personal life this week took me out of the office and I don’t feel one bit of regret.   Maybe I feel like the backlog got a little larger, but it’s totally worth it. Three major events happened this week: A close friend…

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WebCami’s Toolbox: GT Metrix

I find myself using GTmetrix.com almost every single day.  I just ran it on a site that I built for an organization on an entirely volunteer basis.  The site is flunking out on this test because the photos that have been uploaded since I turned over the site have not been scaled.  While I never…

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How ManageWP Changed My Life

In early 2015, I was at my wits’ end.  My business had been growing leaps and bounds.  I was working constantly on projects, client maintenance requests and a overwhelmed with the back end updates that needed to happen.  I would wake up in the middle of the night and think, “I wonder if (insert client…

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