A few months ago, I met a personal trainer who said he had a problem with his website: His site lacked visibility. When I typed in his URL I found three problems: His Domain Name was Too Long: www.empoweredthroughfitness.com. It was Poorly Laid Out: Though a designer had worked on it – the site was too busy. It was in Flash: This meant most of the visitors to his site on hand-held devices wouldn’t be able to access his site. In order to improve his SEO: I told him to... Read The Rest →
Confession: My father’s website was the first business website I designed. Dad (Herman Daniels, MD) is a Bariatrician and has a successful weight loss practice in the Washington, DC area. At the time, he had been abandoned by his web designer, and he needed a new website desperately, and I needed the practice as a new designer. So I took a few days, and put something together. This was the result: Not a bad looking site, but definitely the work of a beginner. Though the site was successful in... Read The Rest →
Story: Often a website doesn’t quite represent a company in the best light. Take Degenhardt Consulting an executive search firm which is owned by my good friend Carri Degenhardt Burke. Degenhardt Consulting’s original website was created using a hosting package from a company that provided “templates” for small business. Seemed like a good option at first, since web designers can be very expensive, but templates often have a few caveats: Flat files aren’t content management systems, and therefore aren’t easy to update, unless you know code. And what small business... Read The Rest →
I’m very excited to announce that I’m doing a website redesign for Picsfilms.com! Picsfilms (owned by Matthew G. Piccolo) was one of my very first clients last year, so I’m happy that I’ve been given the chance to make a few cosmetic changes to my original design. As well Picsfilms is switching over from the all inclusive Squarespace.com hosting and design package, to a more customizable WordPress option. I’ll write more soon on why I believe Squarespace is an ok option, but not the best option in the long run... Read The Rest →
I wanted to take the time to welcome you to my new website! I’m very excited to be able to have a new home where I can showcase my current projects: whether I’m working with food, writing a new short story, or designing a new, user-friendly website. I’ll keep this introduction short, and allow you to peruse my new site. Feel free to write me at firstname.lastname@example.org. if you need a new website, a cooking class, or any copywriting!