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Sep 23, 2015

Paul Smith: The Typewriter Artist

Born in 1921 during a time when people with cerebral palsy received little support and garnered little attention from the community, Paul Smith lived a full life painting intricate pictures with what, at the time, was a common office machine – the manual typewriter. Read More: Paul Smith: The Typewriter Artist

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Sep 23, 2015

Paul Smith: The Typewriter Artist

Born in 1921 during a time when people with cerebral palsy received little support and garnered little attention from the community, Paul Smith lived a full life painting intricate pictures with what, at the time, was a common office machine – the manual typewriter. Read More: Paul Smith: The Typewriter Artist

May 2, 2014

WooCommerce PayPal Advanced Payments Gateway & Stop Spammer Registration Plugin Conflict

I recently ran into an issue on one of my client’s sites. Their WooCommerce PayPal Advanced Payments Gateway for WooCommerce (IgniteWoo) all of a sudden wasn’t working correctly. It would process the payment, but the site didn’t record that a payment was completed. They received payment confirmation from PayPal, but not the completed order e-mail generated by WooCommerce. […]

Feb 12, 2014

Remove Custom Post Type Slug from Permalink

There are times that you want to stray from the regular permalink structure that WordPress applies to your custom post types.  For a recent project I was needing to remove the CPT slug from the permalink, so a page url like  “/events/some-event-slug/” would have the permalink of “/some-event-slug/.”  At first glance this doesn’t seem to […]

Feb 10, 2014

WP E-Commerce Spam Registration

One of my clients had an issue where their site was receiving thousands of spam users registering on their site.  This caused his site to be overloaded and was eventually suspended. I initially thought the problem was a spam bot side-stepping captcha, however, that was not the case. After going through the usual troubleshooting (disabling/enabling […]

Jan 31, 2014

Quick Tip: Opening New Illustrator Files in an Older Version

Today I received a logo from a client that was built using the latest version of Illustrator. I am still using CS5 and it didn’t want to open the file. Sometimes you don’t have time to track down someone with a new version of Illustrator or to request the file to be saved in another […]

Dec 19, 2013

Quick Tip: Extracting Images from Word/Pages document

I often have clients send me images within Word or Pages documents. This creates an extra step in having to extract all the images. You have to open the document and then save each individual image, or so I thought. Turns out, maybe I’m behind the times, that you can just rename the document with […]

Sep 9, 2013

What is responsive web design?

Responsive design is an approach to web development that focuses on tailoring the structure and format of your content so that it is optimal for viewing across multiple platforms. Plain English: Your website looks just as awesome on a mobile device as it does on your desktop.     Plan with the future in mind […]

Sep 8, 2013

Great Podcasts For Web Designers and Creatives

When I'm working I like to listen to podcasts. As of recently I've stumbled upon some great podcasts about web design. I've learned a lot from these guys and I highly recommend subscribing and listening for yourself.

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Sep 6, 2013

Part 2: How To Transfer WordPress Sites From Plesk To cPanel

If you are looking for part 1 click here. In this post I will discuss how to get the correct permission for your WordPress Install as well as how to setup DNS, both in cPanel and externally. Step 1: Cleanup unecessary files If you followed the steps in part 1 you will have your WordPress […]

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Sep 4, 2013

Part 1: How To Transfer WordPress Sites From Plesk To cPanel

There comes a time in the life of most websites when they need to leave the home they’ve grown to love, or hate, to better and greener pastures. The transition is never as easy as it should be and there is always a fair amount of anxiety, stress and unforeseen problems that threaten to take […]

Jul 27, 2013

New Website

I finally updated my site. Take a look around and tell me what you think, constructive criticism is encouraged.

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Jul 27, 2013

The Pixel Painter

This guy is quite the inspiration. 97 years old and still going strong. If I live to be that old I hope I can still be making things that people love.

Jun 11, 2013

Freshbooks, Asana, Outright

As a freelancer I have many things to worry about on a daily basis, so it is imperative to my bottom line to be as efficient as I can be. In order to aid me in correcting my poor organizational skills I sought out on a search for the best productivity software.