Miscellaneous

Announcement

What to do with your website during the time of COVID-19

If you follow this blog, you probably know I write a lot of blog posts targeted at helping business owners use and make the most of their websites. My goal...
SEO Maintenance

The Truth about SEO Maintenance

SEO is a process by which we try to direct more traffic to your website through organic search. We try to make sure that searchers looking for what you offer...
onlinereviews-FB

Tips to get more Google Reviews

If you own a business, then you might always be aware of Google reviews. Those are the reviews listed with your Google My Business listing, submit by, hopefully, your happy...
Convert HTML website to WordPress

We can convert your old HTML website to WordPress

When we started making websites back in the good old days, most websites online (and definitely all the websites we made) were in basic HTML and not using a content...
Secret to generating ad revenue

The Secret to Generating Ad Revenue on your Blog

If you have a blog that isn't for business, there's a good chance you'd like to monetize it and make a little extra cash. So you sign up for Google...
IDNS

Don’t fall for this domain scam

I pretty regularly get emails from clients who say they have received a bill for their domain name in the mail and are confused because registered it with a different...
Arjay Merchant Services

User experience is more important than design

One thing I frequently have to explain to people is that if you want your website to work, if you want your users to follow your call-to-action, click the button,...
faq

Perfecting the FAQ page

The FAQ page. It's pretty important, and yet so many people either neglect it or dismiss it completely. I'm a believer in the FAQ page and here's why: Having a solid...
Blue Marble Review Website

It’s okay if you can’t afford a custom designed site

The majority of what we do are custom designed websites, meaning we start with a blank page, your feedback and ideas, and we come up with a concept we hope...
Fare Harbor

Setting up online book for tours

I pretty regularly get inquiries from companies that offer tours. As a regular traveler, these inquires excited me, because I have a pretty good idea of what the customer is looking...
Sumy Designs 2016

Happy 11th Birthday to Us!

It's hard to believe that Sumy Designs has been in business now for 11 years! Last year to celebrate our tenth anniversary we redesigned our site and created a brand new...
WordPress Security

There’s no such thing as a hack-proof website

Nobody wants their site to be hacked. But one myth that we all need to let go is that there is something you can do that will make it 100%...
Small PDF

How to easily convert your documents into other formats

This actually comes up quite a bit. People send me doc files but want them on their website in PDF and don't know how to create a PDF. Well, I...
User

How to add users to your WordPress site – the right way

If you have a WordPress site, at some point, there's a good chance you'll need to add a user to it. Why? Maybe you've got employees who are going to...
kermit

I work fast.

I've always been a fast worker. Not just in regard to web design/development, but everything. If I'm cleaning the kitchen, I do it faster - faster than anyone else in...
IMG_5428

Make a color palette with your phone photos

A few months ago I discovered a wonderful phone app called Color Viewfinder. If you have a favorite photo or favorite place and want to create a palette based on...
Website Accessibility

ALT text is no longer optional

Accessibility. Do you know what that means? When it comes to websites, it means that your website needs to be able to be read by screen readers. Visually impaired people...
wp4th

Fourth of July WordPress Deals

Apparently, the 4th of July is a great time to get deals on WordPress hosting, themes and plugins, so here's a quick list of places to check out for some...
Error Page

Making great 404 pages

What is a 404 page? The web site hosting server will typically generate a "404 Not Found" web page when a user attempts to follow a broken or dead link;...
Save money and hassles by hiring a pro

It’s okay to own your mistakes

I feel like often times, when mistakes are made, people are unwilling to take responsibility for them and try to pass on the buck to the next person. I don't...
UX

I’ll always try to help you solve your problem

I always say we don't just build websites, we build relationships. We take a lot of pride in working with our clients for as long as they need us. Sometimes...