This site actually started out as a simple blog about website design - specifically freelancing. Since then I've turned it into A service-oriented website. Most of the writing was done between 2008 and 2009. I haven't been writing as much lately, but plan to eventually return to my roots, specifically to write about internet marketing.

WebTech Services Launches New Website

On: 09-08-11
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You know the saying: “the Cobbler’s children have no shoes” and it’s oh-so-true. Especially when it comes to Web Development and Website Marketing companies. You’d think their sites would be cutting edge, pristine and really well cared for.
That’s not always the case.
Especially for companies with a lot of clients. The company I work for, WebTech [...]

I Switched From the iPhone to Android Without Any Regrets

On: 09-02-10
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I use Google’s apps every day. I figured it was a safe bet to try out a phone built on a Google platform. Not to mention the simple thought of totally removing iTunes from my computer made me feel warm and tingly inside.

Website Name Generator

On: 02-04-09
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I’m always checking into domains. Anytime a somewhat decent (or really crazy) idea pops into my noggin, I have to check if the most ideal name is available. Domain names aren’t everything, but having that ideal name certainly helps. For the past few years I’ve used Godaddy, but I’ve been looking here and there for [...]

How To Make Your Own Website

On: 01-21-09
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So you have a killer idea huh? Whether you want to make a blog about your cat, a useful resource on fixing shoes or star wars fan fiction you can easily and cheaply make your own website. By cheaply I mean less than fifty bucks per year. Follow these simple steps and you’ll have your very own slice of the internet in no time.

I’ve Embraced Hybrid Layouts

On: 11-24-08
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I think there are steps to learning web design.

You learn a lot, but understand very little
You learn a lot, and things start to click
You learn a lot, and you understand a little bit more

Yeah that’s right there’s no 4th “YOU MASTER HTML” because frankly, I don’t think it’s possible. Even if you learn HTML fluently, [...]

Google Online Tools – Do you have a “Plan B”?

On: 10-20-08
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While it’s great to use Google tools, it’s important to keep in mind that you want to use them, not totally rely on them. I read about a situation where a person’s Google account was disabled, which caused a LOT of trouble for him. I don’t want to be “that guy” and I’m sure neither does anyone else.

Trying out Affiliate Marketing

On: 09-29-08
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Whew, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged anything. I’ve been doing less and less web development, and more and more learning. Making sites for clients is getting a little old, and I need to diversify how I spend my time on the net. Well, the time I use to actually better myself either financially [...]

Mindmeister – A Free & Simple Brainstorming Tool

On: 07-29-08
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Last month I read this really nice post over at youmoz about a website called Mindmeister. Mindmeister is an online collaboration tool that allows you to create mind maps – you know those charts where you’d circle an idea, then list related ideas, and keep branching away. You can share your “mind maps” with other users, and they can add to and edit your map. All revisions are tracked and can be easily undone.

Learning Graphic Design – A Forum Post Response

On: 07-25-08
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While reading the Sitepoint forums, I came across a really great question/response that I wanted to share:

Great Wordpress Plugin: Redirection

On: 07-11-08
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I recently installed Wordpess on an older flat-file website that had a massive amount of seperate pages. The owner would occasionally shuffle his content around (manually archiving) and he’d never heard of a redirect. As soon as I started working on the project, I noticed all the 404 traffic he was getting (not caused by me!). Since I installed Wordpress for him, I was able to find a plugin to fix this situation. Enter Redirection.