design+dev

Are you a graphic designer or a web designer?

When I first started my web design business, I did it all.  If a client asked me for a business card, I did it.  Logo, as long as it’s simple, no problem.  Photo editing, SURE THING! Over time, this became unbelievably frustrating.  Yes, I could do these graphic design requests, but not as an expert.…

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Don’t Make Me Think is a book every web designer still needs to read

Back in 2000, I had just started school at South Seattle Community College in the web design and development program. Having completed quite a bit of college in the mid-to-late 80’s, I was able to dive straight into the courses needed for my certificate. They included Illustrator, Photoshop, MS Access (this was a LONG time…

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Learning to use Genesis

As I have stated previously, I firmly believe that using Genesis is a great starting point for any WordPress web design business. I don’t recommend jumping straight into using page builders like Beaver Builder simply because if you want to be a web designer, you must know how to code. If you don’t, you will…

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WebCami’s Essential Plugins for the Genesis Framework

How many of you watched the movie The Founder? The scene of the Speedee Service System, a symphony of efficiency, was amazing to see in action. I’ve included a link to the video below: As I mentioned earlier this week, I discovered the Genesis Framework and used it for all my design work starting in…

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How I grew my business using the Genesis Framework

In 2012, a client came to me with a link to a website that he liked. He wanted me to see if I could find out what theme it was and if we could purchase it for his redesign. At the time, most of the WordPress websites I was building were using Thesis. A quick…

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More proof that you should think twice before using DIVI

I recently blogged on why I don’t use DIVI and I hate to keep picking on it, BUT… I’m currently converting a DIVI site to a new theme and wanted to show you all what happened when I applied  a new theme to a DIVI site.  Shortcode EVERYWHERE.  This is a page after deactivating DIVI…

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