Miscellaneous

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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...
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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...
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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;...
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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...
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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...
This is my dog Milo, who we often refer to as FOMO the dog, because he gets excited about things before he knows what's happening.

Staying focused when you work from home

Sumy Designs is a virtual business. We work from home. I've been asked why we don't have an office, but that seems like an awful waste of money considering about one...
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YOGOWYPI

When it comes to websites, a good thing to remember is YOGOWYPI. Are you looking at me strange now? Because YOGOWYPI isn't a word, right? It's not a word, it's...
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How much maintenance does a WordPress website need?

More than you realize. A WordPress website is not a "set it and forget it" website. It's got "moving" parts. First, you have the core software, WordPress, but then have plugins. Most...
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What I’ve Learned about Productivity

One thing that any of my clients will tell you is that I'm fast. In fact, during a meeting recently, I made a comment about being fast at getting things...
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Why it’s a good idea to tell your web developer your budget

We get a lot of quote requests at Sumy Designs. One of the first questions we ask is this: What is your budget for this project? Lately it seems that...