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Securing WordPress with HTTPS and SSL

By |2017-09-05T12:43:16-05:00August 29th, 2017|Blog, WordPress Themes and Plugins|

I have a couple client websites with HTTPS and a SSL certificate installed but this was quite expensive and a lot of administration involved to get it up and running with certificate installation and a dedicated IP address hosting account. These websites offer e-commerce/online payment directly on the site and it used to be that [...]

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A Toast To Yoast SEO

By |2015-09-17T19:03:43-05:00September 16th, 2015|Blog, WordPress Themes and Plugins|

5 Reasons you should start using Yoast SEO today We all know SEO is extremely important if you want to drive traffic to your website. With the endless amount of SEO tools out there, we thought we’d put in our 2 cents about which one is our favourite, and why. Yep, you guessed it, it’s [...]

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Vintage Graphic Design Tools – Tribute to paste-up artists. 

By |2015-09-16T14:34:46-05:00September 9th, 2015|Blog|

Came across my old reduction wheel the other day and realized how long it been since a mathematical calculation was required to resize a photo to fit a page layout even though I continue to crop, size and adjust photos every day in my career as a graphic designer. […]

Moving WordPress with WP Migrate DB

By |2015-08-24T11:09:04-05:00August 24th, 2015|Blog, WordPress Themes and Plugins|

Recently I found myself charged with moving a dozen wordpress installations to a new web hosting server. Even though I have installed WordPress many, many times, the thought of moving the database of a live website leaves me feeling very anxious but with the help of plug called WP Migrate DB and following these steps you [...]

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Best tips for making a memorable WordPress site.

By |2015-08-20T18:03:51-05:00August 4th, 2014|Blog, WordPress Themes and Plugins|

Someone said to me recently they wouldn’t consider a WordPress site because they all look the same … and many web design companies don’t offer a WordPress site because then how could they justify charging thousands of dollars for a site that only begins to function like WordPress (for free) out of the box. First [...]

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Whiteboard Animation via VideoScribe

By |2014-06-17T11:58:09-05:00June 17th, 2014|Blog|

I made this whiteboard animation to introduce my clients new social media site "Fogeys Cove". The illustrations are by Josh Rivers and narration by Susan Alexander. I used software called video scribe by sparkol. It's a great way to tell your story and sell your product or service. Adding a video to your website will [...]

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5 Great Responsive WordPress Themes

By |2015-08-21T06:29:21-05:00April 4th, 2013|Blog, WordPress Themes and Plugins|

Everyone is asking for a website that will look good and function across a variety of devices including a large computer screen, a laptop, an ipad (vertical and horizontal), all the way down to your smart phone. This is called Responsive Web Design.

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Ten must-have plugins for all WordPress sites

By |2015-08-21T06:32:10-05:00January 15th, 2012|Blog, WordPress Themes and Plugins|

Here are 10 must have plugins for your wordpress site. These are the plugins I install on every site I work on. Some may have alternatives of the same thing and they cover everything from SEO, to backing up to readability. And a few, not so necessary, but fun plugins you might enjoy.

2011 in Review and Welcome 2012!

By |2014-06-10T07:20:04-05:00January 2nd, 2012|Blog|

Happy New Year! 2011 was a great year for NextPage and I must thank all my clients, family and friends for that. As promised 2011 was the year for Wordpress and I am proud to have delivered great web solutions to many of my long time clients as well as many new clients and start up businesses.

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Flash is dead. Long live HTML5.

By |2014-06-10T07:30:05-05:00November 10th, 2011|Blog|

This is the buzz from Adobe this week. Bottom line here is if you have a flash website or even have flash elements in your site, you better think about replacing it with HTML5 which is supported across all browsers and devices. Here's a link to the official announcement from Adobe yesterday. Personally, [...]

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RIP Steve Jobs: Thought Differently

By |2011-10-13T11:32:34-05:00October 10th, 2011|Blog|

Much has been said about the genius of Steve Jobs, who revolutionized technology through his design, marketing and creation of personal computers and mobile devices. But the thing that I am most thankful for is the user friendly operating system. This was my first computer in 1985. I worked in the composing room of a  [...]

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