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Responsive WordPress Theme Developed for Blue Chip Leasing

We are happy to announce the launch of another great new website, Blue Chip Leasing. We both designed and developed this website. The content management system used for this website is WordPress and it is fully responsive. Special attention was paid to 3 key areas of the website and Blue Chip’s main services, Broker Partners, Vendor […]

The Benefits of Adding a WordPress Blog to your Website – Part 2

Today’s post is a follow up from last week’s post when I talked about how important it is to add a blog to your business website. As I wrote the post, questions I felt my readers might have kept popping up in my mind and to keep last week’s post from turning into a three […]

How To Make Your Own Website Using WordPress

The internet is huge, and it is growing bigger everyday. Some estimates put the number of new websites brought online every day at 150,000, and that number is only going to get bigger as time goes on. With this massive growth, anyone who is anyone needs to stake their claim on the world wide web […]

Custom vs Downloaded WordPress Themes

One of the biggest advantages to using a content management system such as WordPress is the almost unlimited access to different themes and functionality. Spend a little time and you can search through the different themes using WordPress’s extensive search options  (search by colour, column, layout, subject and features). Several such themes have built in […]

Twenty Fourteen Responsive WordPress Theme Review

To start off the new year I decided to play with the new Twenty Fourteen WordPress theme. It is fully responsive and aimed towards online magazine web sites.  After some initial exploring and figuring out the new features, I was pleased with this theme. Here is the demo website you can use to try all […]

Is an eCommerce website right for your business?

Are you a retailer who is not yet selling online? According to Stats Can, over half of the internet users in Canada have made online purchases. Statistics Canada also did a survey revealing that “Canadians spent over $18.9 billion online for goods and services in 2012, (which was) a 24% jump from 2010” (CBCnews). Canadians […]

Content Management Systems’ (CMS) have become the norm for web design

12 years ago, when I started in the web design business I spent a lot of time building static web sites. Most of my time was spent in Photoshop at the design stage of web development. Here, I would export my design as slices in a table layout. From there I would designate a few […]

Effective and Efficient Web Design: A Planning Guide

When starting a new website project I often come into a situation where no planning has been undertaken. Instead, the client hands me a logo (maybe) and then asks me to start building their website. They believe that design should be the first priority, assuming content can be added in later, and if search engine […]

Using .htaccess to 301 redirect WordPress URLs to the Root

I recently had to move a WordPress blog from a subfolder named “/blog/” to the root of the web server, the blog portion of the website used to be in its own folder and seperate from the main website. I rebuilt the entire website with a new WordPress install and imported all the posts. This […]

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Checklist

So your very excited, you have a great new website and want to share it with the world to generate some interest in your business. The problem is that no one is finding it and other than through word of mouth you don’t know how to let the world know your awesome website exists. So […]