Are you solving your client’s problems, or just showing off?

Are you solving your client's problems, or just showing off?

You may not know it, but your client hired you to solve a problem. They did not hire you just to build a website, make an app, or design a new logo. That may be part of the solution, but your first task is defining the problem. Is your client not getting new business from the website? Is an…


Proactive website maintenance

Keep your website updated I've helped a number of clients over the years, building custom websites for their businesses and projects. Primarily, these sites have been built with ExpressionEngine or WordPress as the CMS. Too often there is a perception that one just builds the…


Basic website sercurity tips for small business owners

Whether you use WordPress, ExpressionEngine, or something else to power your website, you need to keep it updated. As a business owner, you may not have the time or ability to deal with it yourself. If that’s the case, hire somebody to do the job for you. It’s another expense, but…


Gearing up for ExpressionEngine 3

ExpressionEngine (EE) 3.0 is on the way. What does this mean? It’s hard to tell exactly. I know that a responsive control panel is in development. And I know that the codebase is being modernized, but I don’t know yet what other improvements are being made. EllisLab is posting developer…


Further thoughts on ExpressionEngine and WordPress

For the past year or so, the content of this website has bounced around between ExpressionEngine (EE) and WordPress—primarily because I am not completely satisfied with either platform. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Because of this, I continue to look for better ways of doing…


Website launch for Wilcox Design and the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

I recently completed the website for the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art online exhibition Sailors and Daughters: Early Photography and the Indian Ocean World. I was hired by Wilcox Design for the front-end development and custom WordPress theme development. The project was built with…