Website Development Tips

The website hosting dilemma

A few months ago, I had the unfortunate experience of helping a client through a website hosting crisis. (more…)

Why you do also need an email address

When you sign up to have your website developed, you will also need at least one fully functional email address that matches your website’s domain name.


Addressing the myth that college == knowledge

“Schools are designed on the assumption that there is a secret to everything in life; that the quality of life depends upon knowing that secret; that secrets can only be known in orderly successions; and that only teachers can properly reveal these secrets. An individual with a schooled mind conceives of the world as a pyramid of classified packages accessible only to those who carry the proper tags.”

– Ivan Illich

When I began university, there were computer science programs but website development degrees didn’t exist in the way they do today. My friend was offered a great tech job by building a nice site and being active on forums, back in the day.


Why I prefer email

* In this article, I say ‘email’, but please note that I am using that as an umbrella term that also includes all online, written communication, for example, via a project management system, like Asana, or something like Slack or Google Docs.


Website development involves a lot of solitary, technical work and so as a profession, it is a good fit for introverts.

Business owners who find telephone communication easier, and who may also notice that a particular website developer is an introvert, can often make the false assumption that developers prefer email communication because of their introversion.

It may seem logical that someone who prefers to work alone, shies away from live or in-person communication. Although that may have some truth to it, email communication is best for website development projects. (more…)

How Much Does Website Development Cost?

This is a complicated question which, unfortunately, doesn’t have a straight answer. How much does a house cost? That question is just as unanswerable because it leads to a new series of questions. Which neighbourhood? How many bedrooms? What are the dimensions? What other rooms do you require? What other features? Websites are much the same and website development cost is more about your business and your budget than it is about some pricepoint. (more…)

Hiring a Developer — Tips

Many prospective clients aren’t entirely clear about how website development works best. Perhaps they’ve had a poor experience with a previous developer, or they have a small budget and want to be frugal. Whatever the reason, here are some important things to note (more…)

Why Choose Custom?

I made a decision a couple of years back to focus my business on creating custom built themes for WordPress. I believe there is concern among some small business owners that custom websites are a luxury and that websites based on modifying a pre-developed theme are more affordable. (more…)

Web Development Expenses

Free drag-and-drop sites, can help you save money on web development expenses. However, many clients approach me for help because they could never feel quite settled with these services. Pre-designed themes are not created with your photos, colours, logo and features in mind. (more…)

Social Media Marketing: The Pitfalls

Many friends may rave about the importance of a particular social media outlet for marketing your business. I urge you to tread carefully here and choose the service that best meets the needs of your business and once you choose one, it is crucial to use it effectively. (more…)

Beginning the Website Development Process

When you are looking for a website developer and embarking on that pivotal journey of website development, you need to gather some things before you begin. (more…)

Website Images: Things you should know

Photos and other website images tend to be a breaking point on many web pages and involve a lot of misunderstandings. Often this is because what is optimal for your website differs from what is preferable for (more…)

SEO. What it’s all about!

I’m sure by now you have heard the term seo and probably have some understanding that it involves getting your site higher up in Google search ranking.

seo stands for Search Engine Optimization, so essentially it means optimizing your site for search engine indexing (or ranking). (more…)