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Website Project: After

So a while ago (Mar 11 to be exact), I posted about a website project before and after.  As you may or may not know, things don’t always go as expected.  I am pleased to announce that the project is finally complete and it went live a few weeks ago.  The main hangup on this site was the sheer mass of content.  For a small school, they have around 358 pages and I had to transfer it all.  But I have to say, I’m glad it’s all over with and live.  It’s a vast improvement from their other site and I had a lot of fun with it.  But lest you think I was twiddling my thumbs while waiting for this site to be finished, I completed 5 other sites from March until now.  Only one of them is live, the rest are all waiting for clients to complete the input of content (including my sister…).




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Website project: before and after

So my sister informed me that people really get into before-and-after photos.  I thought about that for a while and it struck a cord with me.  I love seeing before-and-after makeover photos.  I’ll often linger on a talk show program just so I can see the after of a make-over on someone.

So in the spirit of this curiosity, I’d like to share with you the “before” of a web project I’m working on with a designer – St. Dwayne Design.  I know it’s not as exciting as new clothes, shoes, hairdo and makeup, but I’m a web developer, not a cosmetologist 🙂

So here it is in all it’s glory!

The "before" photo of Providence Christian College

Stay tuned for the “after” photo in a few months.  Additionally, you can go to the website at: www.providencecc.net




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How to resize photos on a Mac using Preview

This post is for people using a Mac.  I will try to post one for people using a PC if I can get my hands on a PC.

If you have a blog, you probably want to post photos.  The size that your photo comes out of the camera is not an ideal size for the web.  It’s rather large and will take up precious space on your blog as well as increase download times for people trying to view your photos.  So I highly recommend you resize your photos before uploading. (more…)




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Why you should use WordPress

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Feb 25, 2011 | Free-for-all Friday, Technology | Tags: , ,

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Installing plugins is easy

So I’m an avid user of WordPress.  In fact, my whole business (D3 Solutions) is built around WordPress.  I think WordPress is amazing for these reasons:

  1. It’s free (well, mostly)
  2. There’s an extremely active community surrounding it which means there’s always an answer on Google for any problem and plugins and widgets provide additional functionality
  3. It’s so easy to customize and make it look like a regular website (as opposed to a blog site) – don’t believe me?  Check out: www.gemedot.com
  4. It’s easy to update website content using WordPress even for non-technical people (ask my right-brain sister)

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