June 7, 2016 admin

From time to time I like to talk about the clients I'm working with. It not only allows me to highlight some deserving small businesses, but also shows how adapting to a customer's needs is crucial for building the website that works for them. For this installment, I'm going to take a look at Chickadee Hill. Chickadee Hill is an art studio that specializes in hand carved wooden birds. The husband-wife team of Bob and Terri Hansen has worked in Northeast Ohio for over 30 years. And in all that time, they had never considered a website. But Master Carver Bob Hansen kept getting people...

June 6, 2016 admin

Wrapping up a major overhaul comes down to the little things... Well, the weekend is technically over. And the rebuilt website is almost done. Almost. I'm doing one last sweep to make sure all the details are taken care of. No odd lines of code displaying as text. No strange spelling errors that my spellchecker failed to catch. Once that's done, my website will be officially up and running again. FINALLY.  

June 2, 2016 admin

Well, you might want to... This week has been a bad one for me. Right before a massive small business expo I realized that my website had been hacked and purposefully crashed. I had to pull out of the expo, work with GoDaddy's admittedly awesome tech support, and rebuild my site. When you freelance, you're constantly looking at the clock. How long until the next deadline? When does your client need to project completed?  How much time can you devote to long-term projects? So having a full week devoted tech support is exhausting. It feels like I flew from Cleveland to Chicago...